This industry-relevant certificate provides professionals with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in energy systems planning and deployment. Students will be introduced to topics directly related to the energy industry, energy markets and energy value chain dynamics along with planning techniques and case studies from the energy industry. The graduate certificate may act as a standalone graduate option for post-baccalaureate and post-masters students, or may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte. The twelve credit hours in the certificate may be applied to the graduate programs in the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) department per approval of the department Program Director. 

Earning your Certificate Online

UNC Charlotte’s SEEM department follows best practices to deliver the online courses asynchronously. Asynchronous delivery (as opposed synchronous delivery) enables a flexible anywhere and anytime learning. This is enabled through prerecorded lectures that you can watch at your time, in your own pace and as many times as you want. Class interaction is a key and enabled through discussions with the instructor and the classmates that take place continuously in online learning forums, where main points of the lectures are discussed in great detail. Assignments are posted and submitted for feedback from the instructor.

Virtual project teams of classmates locally or around the globe collaborate to apply the learnings to a practical problem from their industry. The online classes have the flexibility to schedule real time meeting sessions as well, for example to conduct project presentations or have live discussions with the instructor or your classmates. This teaching and learning experience is seamlessly enabled through our cutting edge infrastructure and online learning management system that leverages Moodle, Centra and Panopto.

Quality Matters

Our online and oncampus programs have the same quality. We do not differentiate and we do strive to be the best in quality. 

Our graduate online program is ranked among the best programs by US News.

UNC Charlotte's Online Graduate Certificate Program in Energy Analytics is accredited by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).

UNC Charlotte's Graduate Certificate Program in Energy Analytics is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)