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Advanced Energy Systems

A Transformational Graduate Program

Advanced Energy Systems

Developing secure, resilient, and adaptive energy infrastructure that fosters economic growth while reducing environmental impact presents the most pressing challenges—and greatest opportunities—of our time. To meet the challenges and opportunities  requires the next generation of thought leaders to capably and creatively guide this vital energy sector transition.

Through a unique interdisciplinary graduate program, Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are cultivating the rich opportunity landscape needed to develop these future innovators. The Mines/NREL Advanced Energy Systems (AES) degree program prepares researchers at the doctoral level and energy professionals at the master’s level to address the full complexity of tomorrow’s infrastructure, economic, and environmental challenges.

Students take advantage of this unique opportunity to:

  • Attend a world-class university and work with leading researchers at Mines and NREL
  • Access and use Mines and NREL’s state-of-the-art tools, equipment, and facilities
  • Work toward solutions to pressing energy and environmental challenges
  • Collaborate with Mines and NREL;s diverse industry, government, research, and nonprofit partners
  • Network with leaders in the energy economy
  • Jump-start high-impact careers in the energy sector

Mines/NREL Advanced Energy Systems Degree Program: A Transformational Graduate Program