The Certificate of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (CSEEM) stand-alone certificate program is the first of its kind at the Georgia Institute of Technology. By taking four classes (12 credit hours), you will earn a professional certificate in sustainable energy and environmental management. This professional certificate program can help you earn valuable skills to supplement your current degree program or can be completed as continuing professional education. The CSEEM program is flexible. It can be taken on campus and can be completed part-time. The courses required for certificate program can also count towards the full Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management degree.
The CSEEM program is designed to allow students to integrate theory and practice — bringing together knowledge from professional and scientific fields — and apply this knowledge to develop solutions for energy and environmental problems.
CSEEM students will be able to acquire analytical skills to develop fact-based solutions to real policy problems in areas such as adapting cities to global warming and sea level rise, improving air quality, promoting walkable cities, and using crowd-sourced data to better manage water resources and infrastructure investments. This is great for students who want to know how stakeholders attribute value to the potential environmental impacts of technological developments, and what the potential is for regional economic development based on enhanced investments in green technology.
CSEEM pairs world-class engineering, business, and planning with public policy instruction in Georgia Tech's highly ranked School of Public Policy.
CSEEM students study and share research with a faculty that has a national and international reputation. Our courses are taught by world-class faculty and renowned practitioners in fields ranging from environmental law, pollution and utility regulation, and carbon credits to green energy financing, life cycle analysis, data analytics, and environmental justice. The program utilizes environmental and sustainable development research and practitioner experience to provide practical training in sustainability management to a new generation of professionals who need to address critical interdisciplinary issues.
The program attracts a diverse student body crossing paths with people from all over the world, at all stages in their careers, with prior backgrounds in many different fields of knowledge and a common interest in problem solving in the public interest. CSEEM students are dedicated to mastering the science of sustainability and passionate about putting their education into practice. Distance Learning students will be drawn from a cross section of businesses, industries, and organizations with a range of sustainable initiatives, as well as those who are looking to change careers.
The CSEEM program is a good fit for those whose career goals include the potential for getting a job that defies the stereotypes. Our graduates have been placed in state and federal government organizations, national and international consulting firms, media corporations, and not-for-profit organizations, among others. Many have also gone on to successful academic careers.