Objectives of the Sustainable Engineering Graduate Certificate
The Certificate is an interdisciplinary program which can also provide a foundation for continued study to a Masters degree in one of several programs/tracks, including those existing and pending in Infrastructure Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Systems and in Technology, Policy & Ethics
- Provide a holistic, systems perspective to the impact of human activity on the environment, including the role of engineering.
- Educate students in the concepts of sustainable development and industrial ecology.
- Provide insight into sustainability tools and metrics such as life cycle analysis and ecological footprint.
- Show how engineering decisions, particular with regard to design, can support sustainability goals.
- Develop awareness of the ethical, economic, social and political dimensions that influence sustainability.
Content of the Sustainable Engineering Graduate Certificate
The Sustainable Engineering Graduate Certificate consists of five courses. These comprise:
The courses listed for the systems elective represent a spectrum from the more applied Infrastructure Systems, though Systems Engineering to the more abstract Systems thinking course. This allows a student who may be considering the Certificate as a platform for continuing graduate study to tailor the selection to the track they anticipate following beyond the Certificate. The same concept can also be applied to policy and technical elective selection.
- a core technical foundation course
- two technical electives that can be chosen to provide a focus area
- a systems engineering elective
- a policy elective
Sustainable Engineering Study Plan
Online Through Stevens WebCampus
A professional with a bachelor's degree can earn the Sustainable Engineering Graduate Certificate online, delivered by the same superior faculty who teach in conventional settings. Students receive the finest professional education using rich Internet features supporting engaging instruction and in-depth participation. At present, the number of Sustainable Engineering courses available through WebCampus is limited relative to the on-campus option, but the offerings are broad and serve diverse industries and professional needs.