4 Courses Required

Many of our major energy sources are not renewable and will eventually run out. Finding novel ways to generate the energy we need, maximize its efficiency, and maintain our environment is critical for our future.

Face the challenge head on and develop groundbreaking ways of using materials and energy. This program includes advanced coursework in the molecular basis and engineering of new energy technologies. You will benefit from exploring the fundamentals, challenges and entrepreneurial opportunities at the intersection of chemistry and engineering.

You Will Learn

  • Challenges and opportunities presented by energy supply and consumption
  • Processes of heterogeneous catalysis as they relate to energy
  • Applications for engineering soft materials in fuel cells
  • Technologies used in microbial bioenergy and biofuels
  • Practices of electrochemistry for renewable energy technologies

Additional Details

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Who Should Apply

  • Engineers wishing to develop technical expertise in all matters of energy and environmental control
  • Technicians, scientists and/or managers seeking a technical background in modern energy production strategies

Earning the Certificate

  • Begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Complete the required introductory course only if you need a refresher in chemistry and biology or who did not complete either of these courses in college
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • Maintain a B average (GPA of 3.0) or better

Upon successful completion of four courses, you will be awarded a graduate certificate in Energy Engineering and Technologies.

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  • A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • B.S. in Science or Engineering
  • Generally, a college level understanding of chemistry is assumed, although the introductory course only requires a high-school knowledge.


To pursue this graduate certificate you need to apply.


Tuition is based on the number of units you take. See Graduate Course Tuition on our Tuition & Fees page for more information.

Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete

Student Spotlights

Faculty Spotlight

Stanford's Ricardo Levy and Howie Rosen offer insights into entrepreneurial opportunities in the renewable energy industry.


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Chemical Engineering Department


  • Seminar does not count toward certificate requirements

    MS&E494 The Energy Seminar


    Autumn 2019-20