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AET Master of Science Degree

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The Master of Science degree program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in engineering or in other mathematics-based sciences in exceptional cases. Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Wayne State Graduate School. The GPA requirement for regular admission to to the M.S. program is a 3.0 or above. Qualified admission (2.50-3.0) is possible if an applicant has significant professional experience. There are no other specific admission requirements, however, letters of recommendation, statement of objectives, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are encouraged to aid the admission evaluation process.

The Master of Science degree is offered under the following options:

  • Plan A: 32 credits, including an eight-credit thesis
  • Plan B: 32 credits of course work in an approved AET Plan of Work

Requirements for both options include at least 24 credits in Alternative Energy Technology courses and at least eight credits of 7000-level course work. The 7000-level course requirements can be satisfied through directed study, directed research, thesis credits, or approved classes from other engineering departments. Both options require two core courses: AET 5110 and AET 5120. Students pursuing Plan A are excluded from research and directed studies credits. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the college, such as academic regulations of the university, degree and certificate requirements, and academic regulations for the College of Engineering.