Certificate of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (CSEEM)

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 the certificate program can also count towards the full Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management degree.

Thank you for your interest in the CSEEM program in Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Fall 2025 priority deadline is February 15, 2025, and the Fall 2025 Final Deadline is March 15, 2025.

As of June 2024, the GRE general test is strongly recommended for both the CSEEM and MSEEM Programs. It is required for merit-based financial aid offers and Fellowship awards. Scores can be sent to the university code 5248. GRE, IETLS, and TOEFL scores are received by the Graduate Admissions Office.

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Integrate Theory and Practice to Promote Sustainability

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.

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Apply Analytical Skills to Identifying Effective Solutions 

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.

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Multidisciplinary Curriculum focused on Sustainability

CSEEM pairs world-class engineering, business, and planning with public policy instruction in Georgia Tech's highly ranked School of Public Policy.

Flow chart of the CSEEM curriculum: 2 required courses; one quantitative methods course; one SEEM elective or policy and management elective.

Award-Winning Faculty

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.

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Diverse Student Body

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.

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Successful Career Ahead

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.

Government: Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Division, U.S. Department of Energy, Hartsfield Jackson Atlantat Airport, Presidential Management Fellowship. Non-Governmental Jobs: Second Helpings Atlanta, The International Council on Clean Transportation, Center for Transportation and the Environment, Union of Concerned Scientists. Private: EY, BP, Coca-Cola Co., ICF, HNTB, Chick-Fil-A, WSP, Deloitte, WatershedGeo, Cox Enterprises, INVISTA, GT Campus Sustainability, Environ Energy.

Student Life

MSEEM 2023 Orientation Trip

MSEEM Community

For more information, see the Georgia Tech Certificate Guidelines or contact us for more information.

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