Graduate Certificate in Energy Engineering

With the rapid dwindling of energy resources, there is a great demand for workers in various fields to keep themselves abreast of the latest technology in solving and planning for the energy shortage and efficient use of energy. This interdisciplinary Certificate in Energy Engineering Program is open to post-baccalaureate students who are interested in continuing education for career development or gaining experience in the energy area. In particular, the Program will provide basic knowledge on the design of electrical and mechanical devices and systems and yet has adequate flexibility for students to focus on certain areas in energy according to their own discretion in advanced courses.

To obtain the certificate, students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits from the lists of Groups A and B courses of which at least 12 credits must be taken at UWM. Students must successfully complete at least two courses in from Group A to obtain an Energy Certificate. Additional electives can be chosen from Group B. At least 6 credits should be 700-level or above.

Group A Credits

  • ElecEng 471 Electric Power Systems 3
  • ElecEng 572 Power Electronics 3
  • ElecEng 574 Intermediate Control Systems 3
  • ElecEng 575 Analysis of Electric Machines and Motor Drives 3
  • MechEng 432 Internal Combustion Engines 3
  • MechEng 434 Air Conditioning System Design 3
  • MechEng 435 Power Plant Theory and Design 3
  • MechEng 436 Solar Engineering 3

Group B Credits

  • ElecEng 781 Advanced Synchronous Machinery 3
  • ElecEng 872 Computer Analysis of Electric Power Systems 3
  • ElecEng 890 Advanced Power Electronics 3
  • ElecEng 890 Automotive Power Systems (New Course) 3
  • ElecEng 890/MechEng 490 Introduction to Wind Energy 3
  • ElecEng 890/MechEng 890 Introduction to Control for Renewable Energy System 3
  • ElecEng 890 Renewable Energy Systems (New Course) 3
  • ElecEng 999 Advanced Independent Study 1-3
  • MechEng 702 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics 3
  • MechEng 703 Principles of Combustion 3
  • MechEng 710 Advanced Transport Processes 2
  • MechEng 711 Thermal Radiation and Conduction 3
  • MechEng 712 Convection Heat and Mass Transfer 3
  • MechEng 714 Energy Transport in Microscale Systems 3
  • MechEng 716 Two-Phase Flow 3
  • MechEng 721 Fundamentals of Fluid Flow 3
  • MechEng 722 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 3
  • MechEng 723 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer 3
  • MechEng 725 Fluid Power and Turbomachinery 2
  • MechEng 999 Advanced Independent Study 1-3

Admission requirements and procedures Students must have a baccalaureate degree. A minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average is required.

Continuation and exit requirements A minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average is required in certificate courses taken at UWM. The program must be completed within three years’ time from initial enrollment.

Allowance for transfer credit No more than 3 credits can be transferred from energy-related undergraduate/graduate level course work, subject to transfer credit policy.