Renewable Energy

University of Nevada, Reno

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Postgrad.Cert. in Renewable Energy at University of Nevada, Reno prepare students for employment and/or advancement in a renewable energy profession, including administrative, engineering and other positions whose employment is affected by new policies and practices relating to renewable energy.


The Renewable Energy program offered by University of Nevada, Reno is designed for professionals in the energy industry, including administrators, engineers, business entrepreneurs, and others impacted by new policies and practices relating to renewable energy, the online Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy (GREC) covers energy technologies, energy markets and business, and energy policy.

Graduates with Postgrad.Cert. in Renewable Energy from University of Nevada, Reno will be able to:

  • describe the public policy process in relation to alternative energy development and consumption.
  • apply basic engineering principles to alternative energy systems.
  • describe and compare different alternative energy systems and their respective political and economic factors related to their production and consumption.   
  • integrate the technical, economic, political, and social parameters of renewable energy to advance renewable energy development.
  • apply their course discussions and content knowledge to communicate about renewable energy across technical and political boundaries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Law  
  • Alternative Energy Fundamentals  
  • Renewable Energy Policy  
  • Renewable Energy in the Community and Home 
  • Wind Energy  
  • Principles of Sustainability for Business Application  
  • Solar Energy: Fundamentals, Processes, and Applications  
  • Fundamentals of Biofuels  
  • Geology of Geothermal Energy Resources  
  • Communicating Innovation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended for a complete history of your education
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, business management, liberal arts or a related field. 
  • If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, you must complete a graduate certificate application in addition to your application to the Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate Program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21006 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21006 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5352 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.



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Renewable Energy
University of Nevada, Reno


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