Equity and sustainability of energy resources in the face of increasing global population and economic development are key issues at the center of the public discourse today. The objective of this certificate program is to offer undergraduate students a suite of courses addressing energy sustainability that span across the engineering curriculum, with firm roots in “real world” design and engineering practices.
**Please note: the requirements and declaration process for this certificate have changed as of Fall 2020. Some information below is provided for students who declared prior to Fall 2020 and are completing under the previous requirements.
If you are not sure which set of requirements you are completing the certificate under, please contact certificate coordinator Scott Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students who declare after Fall 2020 should follow the declaration process outlined in the "How to Get In" section of the UW Guide
If you are still exploring options for undergraduate certificates in energy, the environment, or sustainability, this info session from Spring 2021, hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, provides details on the similarities and differences among the options as well as benefits to all of the programs.
Fall 2020 and Beyond:
Prior to Fall 2020:
Refer to course "Requirements" section in archived UW Guide from Summer 2020 (PDF)
Please note the Sustainability credits listed for each course. Not all courses have the same number of sustainability credits as academic credits; some courses have fewer sustainability credits depending on how closely related they are to energy and sustainability.