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When you participate in a certificate program, you can expect to receive a very specific skillset and/or thorough preparation for an exam you need. These programs often take a year, or less, from beginning to end. The path to a certificate is typically both quick and focused.

What is a Certificate in Energy Studies? The development and sustainability of energy faces many challenges, such as a growing global population and economic instability. The purpose of a certificate program in the energy industry is typically to provide undergraduate students with those courses necessary to prepare them to address the many issues involved in delivering reliable, affordable, and clean energy. An example of the courses provided for this type of program includes Energy Infrastructures and Energy in the Global Arena.

Those students who complete the certificate program may be ready to move into a job position, or they might have the academic training they need in order to pursue further education. Students can often achieve this position within a short amount of time, taking them on a quick path to their chosen destination.

The costs involved with completing a certificate program can be very different. Schools, especially across international borders, can set tuition and fees that vary a great deal. For specific information, potential students should contact the individual schools.

With a Certificate in Energy, graduates can hope to fill positions as scholars or professionals. These positions are often available in the private sector as well as for non-profit or government agencies.  Graduates may also find positions in academic organizations. Job responsibilities may involve the development of interconnections between emerging technology, the environment, and policy makers.

 

In order to apply for a position in the certificate program, potential students may need to visit with an advisor. Use the program listings and lead forms in order to obtain more information. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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9 Results in Energy Studies

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Learn fundamentals of electric power, its impact on climate change and the future of the sector with the smart grid. ... [+]

Learn fundamentals of electric power, its impact on climate change and the future of the sector with the smart grid.

This Professional Certification program includes different topics of the modern energy reality, mainly in Latin America, in order to benefit any person interested in energy sustainability issues with special interest in the conversion of engineers to the energy sector and the development of energy specialists. technical profile on issues of energy sustainability.

The different issues of energy sustainability, which could become specialized, were designed to offer valuable and up-to-date information for a broad public interested in the electricity sector.

This Professional Certification program includes the following courses:... [-]

USA Cambridge
March 2020
Full-time
Part-time
16 - 28 weeks
Online
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Develop the knowledge and skills you need to effectively build and accelerate your career in solar energy in hot desert climates. ... [+]

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to effectively build and accelerate your career in solar energy in hot desert climates.

Desert regions are attractive for solar energy, with much sunshine and many opportunities for utility-scale and residential applications. However, their harsh climate creates challenges for photovoltaic (PV) module performance, reliability, and energy forecasting.

This program focuses on solar resource assessment and PV solar cell and module design for hot, dusty climates. The program will teach you the essentials on solar radiation and will explore the challenges associated with air quality and meteorology in harsh climates. By using videos, demonstrations, dynamic learning activities, and real-world data you will learn about the practicalities of PV technology and how best to tailor PV cells and modules for the conditions of the desert.... [-]

USA Cambridge
March 2020
Full-time
Part-time
14 - 16 weeks
Online
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Learn why the transition to a cleaner power sector is so important. Gain an understanding of the changes needed to clean up our energy supplies. Equip yourself to be part ... [+]

Learn why the transition to a cleaner power sector is so important. Gain an understanding of the changes needed to clean up our energy supplies. Equip yourself to be part of this vital, global change.

The power sector is at a critical juncture. We urgently need to reduce the fossil fuel intensity of our power generation mix and, in many countries, power sector reform can bring other benefits, such as improvements in health and economic growth. In this program, experts from Imperial College London will explain why and how to clean up the power sector in your country, illustrated with current, real-life case studies and practical advice. Key global figures from the public and private sector add their own personal and professional perspectives to this course.... [-]

USA Cambridge
December 2019
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 18 weeks
Online
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Our certificate in wind energy offers professionals post-baccalaureate level training options in six topic areas relevant to the industry. You may choose to take individu ... [+]

Wind Energy Certificate Program

Our certificate in wind energy offers professionals post-baccalaureate level training options in six topic areas relevant to the industry. You may choose to take individual courses or complete five of the six offerings and obtain a professional certificate in wind energy. The program has been specifically designed for non-technical professionals who wish to assume managerial responsibilities in wind energy.

Program Overview

All courses have been developed by expert faculty from the TTU Wind Science and Engineering Research Center (WISE). Each course equals 38 clock hours of instruction and may be completed independently within a four to the six-week time frame.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Online
E-Learning University of Athens

This online course is the outcome of the collaboration of the University of Athens with the International Union of Architects - ARES Int. WP and is grounded on distance l ... [+]

This online course is the outcome of the collaboration of the University of Athens with the International Union of Architects - ARES Int. WP and is grounded on distance learning with its base being the educational system of E-Learning Programme of the Center for Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA). The course fees for the first 25 applicants will be 700 euros.

The aim of the whole module is the Vocational Training and Education mainly for architects and other related specializations such as Civil Engineers and/or other engineering scientists dealing with issues of planning, evaluation, and optimization for buildings of zero energy by the positive energy balance.... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
26 weeks
Online
Teesside University

This distance learning petroleum engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the petroleum engineering sector, maintena ... [+]

This distance learning petroleum engineering HNC course is for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in the petroleum engineering sector, maintenance and testing. Developed in consultation with local industry, it combines theory and practical work a focus on industrial applications.

The course provides a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is a Teesside University award delivered under licence from Edexcel by Teesside University open learning (Engineering).

Course details

You study eight units covering the range of needs of local and national industries and business. The HNC provides a sound understanding of all key principles.... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2019
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Online
Fraunhofer Academy

The main objective of the Program Wind Energy Systems is capacity building in the field of wind energy for research and industry with the experience of wind power researc ... [+]

The main objective of the Program Wind Energy Systems is capacity building in the field of wind energy for research and industry with the experience of wind power research conducted by a unique education alliance: the University of Kassel, Germany’s leading University for sustainability as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology, part of Europe's leading research institute Fraunhofer.

Studying Wind Energy Systems in Kassel is highly flexible: We educate people on a higher educational level in different scopes and in several areas of competences. Therefore, besides studying the complete master program Online M.Sc. Wind Energy Systems, also seven Certificates of Advanced Studies are offered. These certificates enable our participants to study specific certificates with a different focus on wind energy systems.... [-]

Germany Baden-Baden
October 2019
Part-time
1 year
Online
Fraunhofer Academy

Starting every year in spring and fall, the University of Freiburg in cooperation with Fraunhofer offers a series of training modules in the field of Solar Energy Enginee ... [+]

Starting every year in March and October, the University of Freiburg in cooperation with Fraunhofer offers a series of training modules in the field of Solar Energy Engineering with a focus on photovoltaic technology. The certificate program will be offered in the winter and summer term. Upon successful completion of a module, participants will receive a certificate of attendance granted by the University of Freiburg. The continuing education modules are offered in a blended learning format: a combination of self-learning phases, regular online meetings and attendance phases (campus phases) in Freiburg. During the campus phases, students have the opportunity to network with faculty and fellow students, take exams and put their knowledge into practice in the labs of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.... [-]

Germany Freiburg Munich
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 12 months
Online
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Climate Change is high on the agenda of governments across the world. The structural change of the global energy system is already underway. The new LinkEd e-learning cou ... [+]

A course of Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy FinanceClimate Change is high on the agenda of governments across the world. The structural change of the global energy system is already underway. The new LinkEd e-learning course on Climate & Renewable Energy Finance enables participants to understand two different perspectives towards this issue. On the one hand, the course deals with so-called “market failures” that affect appropriate investments in the sector and shows the policy instruments which are available to correct those shortcomings. On the other hand, the course covers the project financing perspective with a focus on the specifics of Renewable Energy financing including policy and regulation.The course provides applicable content that will help to achieve personal career objectives and make an impact on the bottom line of participants’ institutions. It is a 6-month part-time certification program that matches individual schedules. It is up to the participant when and where to study. This allows balancing a busy workload and family obligations with an intellectually stimulating programme.Interested?The first Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance (CECRF) will start in March 2014. Registration is possible from December 2013.Course ContentIntroduction into climate & renewable energy finance Basics of renewable energy technologies and their role in the overall energy mix Environmental economics and international climate politics Climate finance and the investor’s perspective on RE investments Case studies of private sector financed RE projects and support programmesTuition FeesThe regular tuition fee is EUR 1,100. If you register by January 15, 2014, the... [-]

Germany Frankfurt
September 2019
Part-time
6 months
Campus