Sustainable Systems (MS)

Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted: Jan. 25, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree


Students in the MS degree in sustainable systems will develop an understanding of basic sustainability principles and have the expertise to analyze and solve complex sustainability issues.

The program focuses on developing sustainable production systems, which create goods and services using processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources; support economic viability; and ensure health and safety for workers, communities, and consumers.

Course work and research occur at a systems level and are interdisciplinary. This approach ensures that production changes are positive and impactful industry wide.

Students may choose one of the following tracks:

  • sustainable manufacturing
  • sustainable mobility
  • sustainable energy systems
  • sustainable built environments.

Students also may create additional tracks using elective courses (selected in consultation with an adviser) from a variety of courses offered by the Golisano Institute for Sustainability or any RIT college.

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