Jan 20, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Solar & Renewable Energy

Plan Description

The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering offers a Graduate Certificate in Solar and Renewable (SRE) Energy. The Certificate is designed for individuals already in possession of either a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree. More specifically, the Certificate provides a specialized qualification for career professionals in the energy industry, professionals from other fields and individuals with baccalaureate degrees seeking entry into the renewable energy field, or currently enrolled graduate students seeking an additional specialization. This Certificate is designed to:

  • Provide an interdisciplinary approach to SRE grounded in the three critical pillars of policy and governance, technology and physical science, and the built environment.
  • Develop within students the intellectual and problem–solving foundation for a successful professional career in the SRE field.
  • Improve the overall effectiveness of the solar and renewable energy sector in Nevada and the Western U.S.

Students earning the Certificate may apply for admission into UNLV graduate degree programs as long as they meet the existing admissions criteria for said programs.

For more information about your program, including your graduate program handbook and learning outcomes, please visit the Degree Directory.

Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

  1. Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  2. Applicants must be accepted by the Graduate College and the Advisory/Admissions Committee for the SRE Certificate program.
  3. All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 18

Course Requirements

Environmental Decision Making Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

Built Environment Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete three credits from the Energy Policy or Engineering & Science courses listed above.

Certificate Requirements

Completion of a minimum 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements

The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation in MyUNLV by the appropriate deadline.