In 2009, American cars and light trucks used 16.4 quadrillion BTUs of energy.
The Sustainable Systems field of study Master's of Science degree offered through the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) integrates a multi-disciplinary academic core with applied and systematic research often conducted in conjunction with the Center for Sustainable Systems. Students within this MS field of study have the opportunity to work directly with sustainability issues in applied professional and academic environments.
This sustainable engineering dual degree program (MS/MSE) combines the sustainability expertise of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) with an advanced engineering foundation from the College of Engineering. Three specializations within the program allow students to diversify their education while maintaining a focus on sustainability. A 2-page brochure gives a brief overview of the program.
This 15 credit hour specialization certificate is designed to provide an interdisciplinary emphasis in industrial ecology and is available to graduate students from any graduate program at UM, or recent Master's graduates. CSS proposed this new Program in Industrial Ecology (PIE) and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the School of Business Administration, the School of Public Health, the College of Engineering, and the School of Public Policy supported its establishment. Courses drawn from these units comprise the core curriculum.