Programs

Renewable Energy

Please note: the Renewable Energy certificate is not currently being offered.


Description

The Graduate Certificate program in Renewable Energy recognizes post-bachelor preparation for the engineering and design of modern renewable energy systems such as solar thermal, concentrated solar thermal (CSP), photovoltaic, etc. and grid integration of renewable energy. The goal is to provide a broad background in renewable energy technology that enables a certificate holder to understand the fundamental components of various renewable energy systems. At the same time, greater depth of learning is gained in a focus area for professional preparation and/or further study for an advanced degree.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus and fully online.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and should have a "B" (3.0) average for the course of undergraduate study.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

EGN 3373 – Introduction to Electrical Systems I or equivalent (3)

Requirements

12 credit hours. There are 9 credit hours of required coursework.
ECH 5931 – Solar Energy & Applications (3)
ECH 6931 – Solar Power Plant Design (3)
EEL 5935 – Renewable Energy Delivery Systems (3)

Electives

Choose 3 additional elective hours from the following list:
EEL 6936 – Electrical Energy Distribution Systems (3)
EEL 6936 – Sustainable Energy (3)

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Time limit

Three years

Contacts

Elias Stefanakos
(813) 974-4412
estefana@usf.edu

Cherie Dilley
(813) 974-2659
cdilley@usf.edu

Graduate Certificates
813-974-4926
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