Global Affairs and Fundraising Certificate in Clean Energy

Diploma Description

The clean energy sector encompasses many different technologies and policies. The NYU Clean Start program - a collaboration between the Urban Future Lab at NYU Tandon and the Center for Global Affairs within NYU SPS - 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 in Clean Energy is awarded to those who successfully complete the five required courses within the NYU Clean Start program. Classes are offered virtually on nights and weekends.

Courses are offered sequentially as follows:

  • Foundations of Clean Technology (Offered in Fall and Spring - must be taken first unless you receive approval)
  • Energy Modeling Foundations (Offered in Fall and Spring)
  • Clean Energy Entrepreneurship (Offered in January and Summer)
  • Analytics for Energy Professionals (Offered in Fall and Spring)
  • Clean Energy Capstone Project (Offered in Fall and Spring - must be taken last)
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Program costs for the 2021-2022 Academic Year are as follows: $849 per course plus registration fees per semester. Declared Certificate students receive 10% off of courses within the program.

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

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Must be completed within

2 years

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.

Energy Modeling Foundations

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

Clean Energy Entrepreneurship

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

2022 Summer
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.

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.

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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