Certificate Program for Energy Sustainability Engineering
Develop the capabilities required to solve complex energy problems. As energy sources transition to lower carbon emitting technologies, there is a growing need for engineering professionals to manage the transition and drive improvements in efficiency, cost, resource capture (wind, solar), sustainable materials and manufacturing.
Connecting the renewable energy generation to the end use is essential for innovative controls to optimize energy output and capture. The certificate electives provide the technical rigor to develop engineering solutions to these industry challenges.
Flexible, affordable graduate certificates
We recognize the importance of flexibility to those pursuing graduate education, especially to practicing engineers. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to complete our certificates on a full- or part-time basis.
In an effort to support engineers completing their certificates, the Dean of the Opus College of Engineering is offering up to 5 tuition scholarship credits for those enrolled in a 12 credit certificate. For more information, please speak with our admissions specialist.
Online and On-Campus
*12-18 months to complete, based on a student's individualized plan
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The graduate certificate in renewable energy technology and integration is intended to develop graduates with the capabilities required to solve complex renewable energy problems in a variety of application domains.
- Renewable Energy
- Power Conversion
- Energy Policy
- Electric Machine Design
Additional Program Highlights
Flexible course of study
Students can achieve their professional goals with great autonomy by selecting courses that help them achieve this goal.
Program was designed in response to shifts in the labor market as the digital economy grows and creates the opportunity to provide the skills that future engineers will need.
Study with expert faculty
Students work closely with Marquette faculty, who are experts with extensive industry experience and teach students how to become an "Ignatian Engineer" and develop a skill set with the technical expertise and a reflective mindset to recognize the impact on the world. Meet the faculty>>
Learn from industry experts
Industry experts will participate in this certificate program through workshops and guest lectures, allowing students to learn and apply their skills based on their expertise.
Expanding depth and breadth of knowledge
The program allows engineers from a variety of disciplines to expand their depth of knowledge in renewable energy technology and integration, while also allowing the opportunity to develop essential skills around technical leadership, communication and multi-disciplinary perspectives that will help them to succeed as they continue to advance in their professional careers.
Total Credit Hours 12
- Developments in Energy and Power (Sustainable Energy Conversion)
- Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Renewable Energy: Policy, Technology, Sustainability)
Elective Courses - choose two from the following:
- Design and Analysis of Electric Motor-Drive Systems
- Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems
- Protection and Monitoring of Electric Energy Systems
- Transients in Electric Energy Systems and Devices
- Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Microgrids)
- Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Electric Machine Design)
Other courses as approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor, the EECE director of graduate studies (DGS) and the chair of the EECE department.
Upon certificate completion, students will be able to:
- Analyze complex renewable energy problems.
- Communicate and effectively explain renewable energy problems and proposed solutions to a wide range of stakeholders (I.e. professional engineers, corporate decision makers, government regulators, etc.).
- Integrate advanced electrical energy concepts, modern engineering tools, and best practices to recommend technologically appropriate and responsible solutions.
- Reflect on the purposeful and meaningful contribution of each course to achieve the professional growth desired through the certificate.
By connecting class work to real-world engineering organizations, industry and academia can come together to embrace new ways of thinking and working together to create innovative solutions to solve industrial grand challenges.
Take the next step towards your future
Meet the Faculty
Ready to learn more about Marquette's renewable energy technology and integration graduate certificate program? Reach out directly to our program recruiter or fill out the form below (all fields required) and we will respond to you shortly.
Graduate Program Recruiter
phone: (414) 288-7139
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This program has rolling admission, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:
- Fall term admissions- August 1 (June 1 for international applicants)
- Spring term admissions- December 15 (October 15 for international applicants)
Merit-Based Financial Aid Deadlines
Applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) should be aware of the following merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School:
- Fall (August) Term: February 15
- Spring (January) Term: November 15
- Summer (May) Term: April 15
Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
- A completed online application form and fee.
- Copies of all college/university transcripts except those from Marquette.1
- Two letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's suitability for completing graduate-level course work: one from a professor familiar with the student's academic achievement and one from a work supervisor (engineer) or another professor. Waived if the applicant's GPA is 3.000 or above.
- Statement of purpose, describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and career goals.
- (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
Ayman EL-Refaie (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the Werner Endowed Chair in Secure/Sustainable Energy and holds over 45 patents. Dr. EL-Refaie has 12 years of corporate experience at GE Global Research Center (Power Conversion) and General Motors Advanced Technology Center.
Nathan Weise (PhD, University of Minnesota) is the lead of a DOE-ARPA-E CIRCUITS program focused on power converters and a DOE ARPA-E BREAKERS program focused on DC circuit breakers. He has industrial experience with RTI Technologies on wave energy converters and was a finalist in the Department of Energy Wave Energy Prize.
Nabeel Demerdash (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh), is the Director of the Simulation of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (SEMPEED) Consortium in collaboration with industry. Dr. Demerdash received numerous Technical Field, Prize Paper, and Research Excellence awards for his pioneering contributions to electric machine and drive systems design.
Arthur J. Harrington, Esq (Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Shareholder and Attorney at Godfrey and Kahn’s Environmental and Energy Strategies Practice. Art has over 25 years of extensive experience in environmental and energy litigation at the state and national level and is a recognized leader of Brownfield remediation. Mr. Harrington also serves as co-chair of the Policy Committee of the Midwest Energy Research Consortium.
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