Certificate Option


The EaSE student preparing to face future challenges in this area will obtain a thorough background in a engineering discipline, combined with an interdisciplinary understanding of the energy and sustainability challenges and a deeper understanding of a chosen subtopic. The purposeful mixture of core, breadth, and depth will allow the graduate to tackle problems that are faced in research, planning, development, and implementation of advanced technologies, and allow them to become intermediaries between technology and society.

The Graduate Certificate Option in Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) is designed to provide breadth and depth for students who are enrolled in a departmental master’s or Ph.D. program where he or she will build a core competence in a discipline.  The EaSE program does not offer admission to the university.  Therefore, interested students should first obtain admission into a department, and then sign up for EaSE once they arrive on campus.

Participation in EaSE will not delay a student’s progress toward the degree or add to the student’s total course load. The option is based on courses that are currently offered by the College of Engineering and other departments at Illinois. Upon successful completion of both the Graduate Option Program requirements and the requirements of the student’s master’s or Ph.D. program, he or she will receive an EaSE certificate.

Certificate Highlights

  • The EaSE core course set is offered as follows: Fall – EaSE Seminar (ENG 471); Spring – EaSE Theory and Methods (ENG 571).
  • For off-campus students, the EaSE seminar is offered every semester (ENG 471-ONL).
  • Preview two full hours of the EaSE seminar series.


Graduate Registration

Begin the registration process for EaSE Graduate Certificate approved courses.

Registration Form


Course Tracks

Find the courses that meet your interests and develop an individual plan of study.

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Professor Rizwan Uddin, Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering
216 Talbot Laboratory, 104 S. Wright Street, Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-4944