University of Florida

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The University of Florida’s Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Engineering is administered through the College of Engineering, and under the university’s EDGE Department. This course of study was designed with engineering professionals in mind who wish to expand their education in Sustainable Engineering, focusing on the areas of Green Engineering Design Sustainability, Principles of Industrial Ecology, and Material Sustainability.

The curriculum Certificate in Sustainable Engineering consists of three courses, or nine credits. The curriculum takes approximately one year to complete, and students may begin their coursework during any semester. The first class students will take covers the topic of Green Engineering Design and Sustainability. The primary goals of this course are to introduce the student to opportunities for waste minimization and pollution prevention at every level of product and process design. The second course students will take focuses on the Principles of Industrial Ecology. This course covers the link between industrial activity and environmental and social sciences. Specific topics discussed may include corporate environmental management, environmental ethics, and environmental accounting. The final course students will take through this certificate program spans the issue of Materials and Sustainability. Through this course, students are exposed to the concepts and models needed to implement sustainable materials by understanding the far-reaching social, economic, and environmental impacts of material selection. With a Certificate in Sustainable Engineering from the University of Florida, graduates may be equipped with a competitive edge in this field.

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    Students must have a BS degree in Engineering, with minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0

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