This program is designed to prepare the scientific and technological workforce for the emerging alternative energy technologies. It offers an efficient way to obtain a certified level of training, especially for working engineers and researchers. It may be taken as a free-standing program or concurrently with a master's degree program.
Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. The program will be open to students with a Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemistry, and physics, and in other mathematics-based sciences in exceptional cases.
The Alternative Energy Technology Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of twelve credits. The core course, AET 5120, is required, and a maximum of four credits is allowed in Research or Directed Studies. Certification procedures in place in WSU's Graduate School will be followed and students must earn a cumulative g.p.a. of at least a 3.0. Should a student become interested later in pursuing the master's degree after completing the graduate certificate, up to nine of the twelve certificate credits can be transferred toward the master's degree. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering.