Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Certificate Program

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Certificate

The graduate renewable and sustainable energy certificate program provides a broad exposure to energy issues, with an emphasis on renewable and sustainable energy. Required course work on energy science and technology, policy, and business, coupled with electives on energy economics, energy law, and other topics, give students the skills and knowledge to tackle society’s pressing energy problems.

The energy certificate core required courses are:

  • ENVS 5100 Energy Science and Technology
  • ENVS 5820 Renewable Energy Policy
  • BADM 6930 Commercializing Sustainable Energy Technologies

In addition, students are required to complete 9 credits of course work from a list of approved electives. These electives include energy-related courses in engineering, business, law, and other disciplines. A complete list of approved electives can be found at

Interested students must apply to the program, and admissions are competitive. There are no prerequisite courses for the program, and applications are accepted from any student pursuing a graduate degree at CU-Boulder. Details on the application process are available at

This program is administered by the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI). RASEI also offers an undergraduate energy certificate program—for details, see