Renewable Energy Assessment and Development
Rolling Admission each semester.
Are you looking to work in the Renewable Energy field but need additional knowledge or education? The College of Natural Resources (CNR) is now offering a Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Assessment and Development (RED). This 100% online program provides students and professionals the opportunity to earn recognized academic and industry credentials in the renewable energy industry by covering the technical, policy and financial aspects of renewable energy project development. The interdisciplinary approach allows individuals to gain a comprehensive understanding of renewables and be able to better incorporate their professional experience and expertise in the industry. The certificate can help those without a degree in renewable energy move into employment in the renewable energy arena.
The Renewable Energy Assessment and Development certificate, which is also available to current NC State students enrolled in other graduate programs, is a sub-program of the Master of Environmental Assessment. Students enrolled in the Renewable Energy Assessment and Development certificate, if qualified, may apply to the broader Master of Environmental Assessment Degree. Up to nine units of coursework may be counted towards the Master of Environmental Assessment Degree. Students with a Masters degree in a related field can use the certificate as a stand alone credential.
Admission to the certificate program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA. All applicants must submit:
- Transcript showing Bachelor's degree conferred
- A clear and concise personal statement/statement of interest
- A resume/CV
Students can begin the program in either the fall or spring semester. Students can also enroll in individual courses as a Non-Degree studies (NDS) student.
This 12-credit graduate program includes four graduate courses. At 2020-21 tuition rates, the cost of graduate courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $5,544 for North Carolina residents and $15,732 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.