Commitment to Action

Joint Master's Degree in Engineering and Natural Resources

Commitment by

Univ. of Michigan, School of Natural Resources & Environment

In 2006, the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment committed to training the next generation of climate-change experts. Graduates of a joint Master's program with the College of Engineering will have expertise in advanced engineering design, systems analysis and modeling, and the application of ecological principles in order to meet the challenges of climate change, energy security, ecological degradation, air and water pollution, human health, and resource scarcity.
In the first semester following the annoucement of the Engineering Sustainable Systems (ESS) degree, 15 applicants were submitted, and seven students began the first ESS degree in the nation. By April 2009, the first class will graduate of this program. Currently, an additional seven applicants to the dual degree are in process for the fall 2009 school year.
Although the economic climate has changed drastically, Chrysler Corporation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have committed an additional $40,000 and $60,000 for fellowships to the dual degree program.

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Commitment

Joint Master's Degree in Engineering and Natural Resources

Launched

2006

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$2,100,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Univ. of Michigan, School of Natural Resources & Environment