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Graduate Certificate in Energy Engineering

The Energy Engineering Certificate requires the completion of 18 course credits with three required core courses, and permits the student to take three elective courses from an approved list of course options. To be admitted to the Certificate in Energy Engineering requires the applicant to have already earned a BS degree in engineering or to have earned a BS in Chemistry or Physics with an overall GPA of 3.00 or better for their undergraduate degree.

Students with related degrees may be admitted to the Certificate in Energy Engineering as long as they meet all course prerequisites. Holders of a Bachelor of Arts or Technology degree are not eligible for enrollment in this program. Individuals with an overall undergraduate GPA below 3.00 may be conditionally admitted to the program, but should be prepared to take all required make-up or prerequisite courses before enrolling in any Certificate courses. A grade of "B" or better is required in all make-up and prerequisite courses for this program.

Why LTU?

All students enrolled in the Certificate in Energy Engineering core or elective courses must earn a grade of "B" or better in all courses in this program. Any student not complying with minimum grade requirements will prompt a review of that student's academic standing and may result in their dismissal from the program. 

Professionals who hold a BS degree in Engineering or the Natural Sciences (primarily chemistry or physics) are eligible to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Energy Engineering program.

Please note that this is a graduate certificate (not a degree). The courses offered in this program, however, are all College of Engineering technical electives and can typically be used as technical electives in the pursuit of an undergraduate BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, and most of the 5000 level courses may be used towards a MS in Mechanical Engineering degree.

All potential students must apply to LTU for admission to the Certificate in Energy Engineering program and will be admitted only after review and approval from the Energy Engineering Program Director. 

Students enrolled in the Certificate in Energy Engineering program must formally petition to the LTU Office of the Registrar to receive their certificate upon completing the program. Contact the LTU Office of the Registrar for details regarding petitioning.  

To educate individuals in Energy Engineering including alternative (renewable) energy sources, traditional (fossil fuel) energy sources, nuclear energy, energy management and conservation.

To help meet global needs with energy educated engineers who can address the issues related to energy and the supply and demand balance of global fossil fuel resources and to transition the economy to more environmentally friendly energy systems.


Dr. Robert W. Fletcher
Energy Engineering Program Director
Engineering Building E28-A


The Graduate Certificate in Energy Engineering requires the completion of 6 courses (18 credit hours) from the approved list of related courses. Three courses (nine credits) are required core courses, and three are elective courses (9 credits).

Core Courses
EME 5373 Alternative Energy Engineering 3
EME 5153 Applied Thermodynamics
EME 5263 Energy Resources and Technologies 3
Electives (choose three)
EME 4363 Thermal Fluid System Design 3
EME 5193 Solar and Wind Energy Generation Systems
EME 5163/6163 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 3
EME 5283 Elements of Nuclear Engineering
EGE 5303 Energy and Environmental Management 1 3
EGE 5323 Energy and Environmental Management 2
EME 5273 Heat Pipes 3
EME 5293 Fusion Engineering
EME 5313 Biofuels and Biomass Energy Engineering 3