CU offers several options for currently enrolled graduate students interested in renewable and sustainable energy.
Many departments at CU offer courses that focus on energy issues. This list of energy courses at CU keeps growing – so check back if you don't see what you want.
Graduate Energy Certificate:
CU’s popular graduate certificate in renewable and sustainable energy provides a broad exposure to energy issues, with an emphasis on renewable and sustainable energy. Required coursework on energy science and technology, policy, and business; coupled with electives on energy economics, journalism, and other topics, give students the skills and knowledge to tackle society's pressing energy problems.
Building Systems Program:
CU’s Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) Department offers graduate degrees in building systems engineering. The Building Systems Program (BSP) focuses on the design and operation of buildings to provide a comfortable, healthy, and productive indoor environment with minimal energy and environmental impact. The program is open to students in all engineering disciplines, as well as exceptional students in architecture, science, and mathematics.
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Department (ECEN):
CU’s ECEN Department offers a graduate curriculum on energy. As society moves away from an overwhelming dependence on fossil fuels towards more sustainable and environmentally friendlier alternatives, the need for electrical engineers ready to take on new challenges and bring innovations to present and future energy systems is expected to grow. The goal of the ECEE Department's Energy Program is to address the growing interests and technical engineering needs in renewable energy sources and efficient energy utilization.
Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Environment Track:
CU’s Mechanical Engineering Department offers an Energy and Environment Track for its graduate students.