Energy - Certificate

The Certificate in Energy aims to expose students and professionals to (a) important energy challenges and opportunities, and (b) advances in theory, methods, technologies, and applications delivered by energy leaders from academia, industry, and government, through a module-based structure.

Emphasis is placed on creating the new generation of energy educated students and professionals who are broadly educated on all components of energy through quantitative analytical methods and multi-scale systems based approaches.

The Certificate in Energy is designed to introduce students and professionals to the multiple interdisciplinary facets of energy ranging from an overview of energy technologies (fossil-based, renewable, and non-fossil based) to multi-scale energy systems engineering methods, to energy economics, law, security, policy, and societal impact. This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology.

The coursework for the Certificate in Energy is drawn from the Interdisciplinary Curricular Program in Energy, which is shared with the Master of Science in Energy. More information can be found on the program website at

Required Courses
ICPE 601Environmental Issues of Energy Systems1.5
ICPE 602Reservoir Characterization and Modeling1.5
ICPE 603Bioenergy1.5
ICPE 604Energy Systems Engineering I1.5
ICPE 607Energy Accounting1.5
ICPE 608Beyond Science and Technology:The Role of Policy in Future of Energy in the U.S.1.5
ICPE 609Introduction to U.S. Energy Law and Policy1.5
Prescribed Electives
Select three of the following:4.5
Energy Systems Engineering II
Introduction to Optimization
The Global Energy Future
Economics of Energy
Entrepreneurship in Energy
Natural and Shale Gas Monetization: Technologies, Fundamentals, Economics and Applications
CO2 Sequestration
Smart Grid Fundamentals
Multi-functional Materials for Energy Conversion
Gas Separations for Energy: Fundamentals, Applications and New Directions
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, CCUS
Nanomaterials Engineering and Energy Storage
Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
Thermoelectrics: Fundamentals of Electronic and Thermal Transport
Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Sustainable Resource Allocation
Integrated Risk Management for Exploration and Production Projects
Safety in Energy Systems
Interfacial Phenomena of Energy Systems
Multi-physics Geomechanisms for Energy Applications
Total Semester Credit Hours15