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Advanced Engineering - Energy Systems (Graduate Certificate)

This program is aimed at providing understanding of energy engineering and the increasing role of energy engineers in addressing growing energy needs. The new skills and advanced understanding developed in class will prepare students for employment in rapidly growing energy industries. Students completing the Certificate will develop an understanding of the current status of energy issues and systems, and their management; learn about varying energy resources and technologies, such as petroleum, coal, natural gas, nuclear, solar, biomass, hydro-electric, and wind; be exposed to technical details on existing commercial processes and associated economics of various energy products; gain a better understanding of public policies to provide greater momentum to the energy industry; learn about the environmental impacts of the various energy systems; get credits for future studies in energy engineering in the Hampton Roads region; and acquire the skills and knowledge to be a part of the expert workforce for the energy industry.

Advanced Engineering - Energy Systems (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Advanced Engineering - Energy Systems at ODU like?

This program is aimed at providing understanding of energy engineering and the increasing role of energy engineers in addressing growing energy needs. The new skills and advanced understanding developed in class will prepare students for employment in rapidly growing energy industries. Students completing the Certificate will develop an understanding of the current status of energy issues and systems, and their management; learn about varying energy resources and technologies, such as petroleum, coal, natural gas, nuclear, solar, biomass, hydro-electric, and wind; be exposed to technical details on existing commercial processes and associated economics of various energy products; gain a better understanding of public policies to provide greater momentum to the energy industry; learn about the environmental impacts of the various energy systems; get credits for future studies in energy engineering in the Hampton Roads region; and acquire the skills and knowledge to be a part of the expert workforce for the energy industry.

Program Highlights


What makes Advanced Engineering - Energy Systems at ODU unique?

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  • Accommodates students from engineering, math and sciences as well as practicing engineers and managers.

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  • It is anticipated that students will complete the program in 2 semesters (full-time enrollment) or 2 years (part-time enrollment or working to complement an existing graduate program).

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Solar Energy Systems Engineers

$99,310

MEDIAN SALARY


Perform site-specific engineering analysis or evaluation of energy efficiency and solar projects involving residential, commercial, or industrial customers. Design solar domestic hot water and space heating systems for new and existing structures, applying knowledge of structural energy requirements, local climates, solar technology, and thermodynamics.

Energy Engineers

$99,310

MEDIAN SALARY


Design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodeling stages of construction. May specialize in electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; green buildings; lighting; air quality; or energy procurement.

Energy Auditors

$75,740

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct energy audits of buildings, building systems, or process systems. May also conduct investment grade audits of buildings or systems.

Wind Energy Project Managers

$113,180

MEDIAN SALARY


Lead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Advanced Engineering - Energy Systems at ODU?

CEE 558:
Sustainable Development


Overview of social, economical, technical environmental aspects of regional, national and international efforts to achieve sustainable development. Discussion of the integration of industrial activity and ecological concerns utilizing principles of zero emissions, pollution prevention and design for the environment. Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

MAE 605:
Advanced Classical Thermodynamics


Rigorous development of the macroscopic theory of thermodynamics; structural basis for equations of state and general properties of matter; phase and chemical equilibria. Prerequisites: MAE 601 or MATH 691.

ECE 571:
Introduction to Solar Cells


This course is designed to provide the fundamental physics and characteristics of photovoltaic materials and devices. A focus is placed on i) optical interaction, absorption, and design for photovoltaic materials and systems, ii) subsequent energy conversion processes in inorganic/organic semiconductor such as generation, recombination, and charge transport, and iii) photovoltaic testing and measurement techniques to characterize solar cells including contact and series resistance, open circuit voltage, short circuit current density, fill factor, and energy conversion efficiency of photovoltaic devices. (Offered fall) Prerequisites: ECE 332.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Advanced Engineering - Energy Systems at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Advanced Engineering - Energy Systems should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in an engineering field or undergraduate degree in another relevant STEM field

  • Prerequisites for applicants from non-engineering fields include college-level mathematics, calculus-based physics, and chemistry or biology

  • Those interested in applying for the Certificate Program should download this Application Form (pdf), complete it, and submit via email to Dr. Sandeep Kumar

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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PROFESSOR


Name:

Sandeep Kumar


Location:

137C KAUFMAN HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3898


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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