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Energy Engineering and Management

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

A customized graduate Certificate Program from the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.

Learn About Alternative Energy Generation and Energy Resources Management, and open up new opportunities in a rapidly growing job sector as energy auditors, energy analysts, energy project managers and related positions. Explore the latest information in energy efficient building design, microgrid, renewable energy development and advanced materials research while learning the economics of energy, the art of managing energy projects, and analytical methods of analyzing the viability and feasibility of energy projects.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall - January 15
Spring - September 1
Summer - March 1

Standardized test scores

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants. (Institution code 5246). Competitive quantitative scores are in the 90th+ percentile; competitive verbal scores are in the 50th+ percentile.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants except those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States or from an institution located in a country in which English is the official language, provided English was the language of instruction.  Minimum scores:

  • Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 6.0 with no individual score below 5.0; applicants requesting funding consideration must have an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0
  • TOEFL: 550 on paper-based or 80 on Internet-based; applicants requesting funding consideration must have 600 on paper-based; or 100 on Internet-based

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

If academic records are in a language other than English, a copy in the original language and an English language translation must be uploaded. Transcript evaluations should not be uploaded. Applicants with degrees from Indian universities should upload transcripts and/or detailed marksheets.
 
Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in engineering, the physical sciences, or applied mathematics.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University; describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the SEAS Frequently Asked Questions page.

Contact for questions:
engineering@gwu.edu - 202.596.7239 - 202.994.1651 (fax)
9:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Skype: GW Engineering