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Global Affairs and Fundraising Certificate in Clean Energy

Diploma Description

Note: Apply here to join our Spring 2021 cohort. The priority deadline is December 18, 2020 (we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis after that date).

The clean energy sector encompasses many different technologies and policies. The Certificate in Clean Energy provides a foundation in these topics and prepares students for jobs in this growing field. Students gain an understanding of clean energy solutions in a variety of areas, such as transportation, energy-efficient buildings, renewable residential and commercial installations, and smart grids. Startups serve a critical role for innovation in this sector. As such, students develop a comprehensive understanding of the strategies and related competencies for a successful career working in a clean tech startup—skills that can be leveraged in a wide variety of jobs. Students engage with clean energy data and hone the basic skills required to interpret and analyze this information for data-driven decision-making. The program curriculum combines a traditional academic approach with experiential learning to train professionals for a smooth transition into a clean energy career.

The Certificate is awarded to those who successfully complete the five required courses. Classes are offered on nights and weekends. The program for the incoming Spring 2021 cohort will be held virtually.

Cohorts are accepted in the fall and spring semesters. Courses are offered sequentially as follows:

  • Foundations of Clean Technology
  • Energy Modeling Foundations
  • Clean Energy Entrepreneurship
  • Analytics for Energy Professionals
  • Clean Energy Capstone Project

For more information about the Certificate in Clean Energy, please reach out to Michelle D’Amico at michelle.damico@nyu.edu.

Watch this video for an in-depth look at this certificate program.

Must be completed within

1 year

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding of the barriers and obstacles to integrating clean energy solutions into urban and suburban environments, an awareness that will enable you to better identify solutions to these problems
  • The ability to make effective presentations to stakeholders
  • The skills to perform basic energy data analysis
  • The knowledge to make recommendations for data-driven decisions

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED

All Courses Required

Foundations of Clean Technology

Gain foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape, as well as of electricity generation, distribution, and transition.

2021 Spring
1 section

Energy Modeling Foundations

Learn to apply fundamental concepts from economics and finance to the power industry, taking renewables and other industry changes into consideration.

2021 Spring
1 section

Clean Energy Entrepreneurship

Examine strategies and methods for creating and sustaining startups, early-stage companies, and small businesses in the cleantech sector.

2021 Spring
1 section

Analytics for Energy Professionals

Explore methods for energy analysis and management and processes to collect and analyze data, and then practice interpreting and utilizing it.

2021 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Clean Energy Capstone Project: Putting Knowledge to Practice

Gain real-world experience working directly with a New York City-based clean energy company that is aligned with your interests.

2021 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Complete 0

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required