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Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate available at University of Nevada


block_n-1114804-7114739The Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate (GREC) is a unique program that investigates the topic of renewable energy from several multidisciplinary and related perspectives, including science, policy, engineering, community, and business.

Designed for professionals in the energy industry, including administrators, engineers, and others impacted by new policies and practices relating to renewable energy, the program provides working professionals with the opportunity to learn about energy technologies, energy markets and business, and energy policy.  Graduates of this certificate program will be prepared to apply their knowledge in the energy-related workplace. Read what graduates of this certificate are saying about the GREC program in the article “Educated Professionals Key to Unlocking Nevada’s Renewable Energy Potential” in the Nevada Engineering Fall 2014 magazine.

The multidisciplinary, 4-course (12-credit) Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate is delivered in a flexible, online format with course offerings in the spring, summer, and fall semesters.  Courses are offered from several engineering disciplines, as well as the College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno. To complete the certificate, students select 4 courses from the following:

  • ENGR 600 – Alternative Energy Fundamentals (offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters)
  • ENGR 610/PSC 603N – Renewable Energy Policy (Fall)
  • ENGR 620 – Renewable Energy in the Local Community and Home (Summer)
  • ENGR 630 – Wind Energy (Fall)
  • ENGR 650 – Solar and Renewable Energy Utilization (Fall)
  • ENGR 660 – Fundamentals of Biofuels (Spring)
  • ENGR 670 – Geology of Geothermal Energy Resources (Spring)
  • PSC 751 – Public Policy Analysis (Spring)
  • CEE 611/PSC 603E/NRES 612 – Environmental Law (Summer)

The application deadline for Spring 2015 is January 2, 2015The application process is described on the Admissions page of the GREC website (http://energyonline.unr.edu).

For more information about the GREC program, visit http://energyonline.unr.edu or contact Jill Wallace ([email protected]) or Erin Nelson ([email protected]). 

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