The energy systems courses are designed to provide a valuable in-depth education in advanced topics in energy conversion, renewable energy and energy systems development to engineering specialists in government, the private sector and academia. On completion of the certificate program of study, energy systems engineering specialists will be proficient in theory and modeling and have the tools necessary to perform engineering tasks related to planning and operating energy and power systems.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program. Applicants with degrees in other fields will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In evaluating an international application, consideration is given to academic standards of the school attended and the content of the courses leading to the degree obtained. For graduates of domestic schools, the GRE examination is not required but will be considered in admission decisions. Applicants with undergraduate degrees from accredited curricula who are in the upper half of their graduating class may be considered for admission; accepted applicants must show outstanding potential to succeed at the graduate level.
The Energy Systems Graduate Certificate consists of four courses for a total of 12 credits. The student is required to take 12 credits of core courses or a minimum of nine credits of core courses and three credits of an approved elective. Students must complete all coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and pass a certificate final program exam.