Sustainable Systems Engineering

UW-Madison’s Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) provides education to engineering and technical professionals through professional development and online master’s degree courses in order to advance their their careers, industry and society with up-to-date skills and knowledge.

The Master of Engineering: Sustainable Systems Engineering (SSE) program is one of the many programs EPD offers. It focuses on preparing students to understand the policy, science, engineering and economics of tomorrow’s clean energy systems and sources. It is designed for practicing engineers seeking professional advancement and a personal desire to improve the world.

SSE is ranked in the top 10 online engineering graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. It a 100 percent online program that makes for flexible, convenient distance learning – anywhere in the world. The degree consists of 30 credits, which includes a series of foundational and applied courses, business and professional courses, and a capstone project. While working full-time, the standard completion time of the degree in three years.

Professor Jim Tinjum is a program director of SSE, along with a number of other sustainability courses. The students helping to plan and implement the solar installation in Puerto Rico are students of Jim’s in the SSE program.