Sustainable Technology Certificate


This program is no longer admitting students at IUPUI. For more information, please visit the Purdue in Indianapolis website.

In the United States, sustainability has gained importance in business, industry, government, government agencies, higher education, and in the general public’s consciousness.  The goal of meeting today’s needs without harming future generations’ ability to realize their potential is a hallmark of sustainable practices, and there is widespread interest from many disciplines and sectors in developing, enhancing, and integrating sustainability into aspects of products, services, and solutions.  Thus, the need to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to make contributions to sustainability initiatives has never been greater. Green jobs are rapidly being created as the economy begins embracing sustainable, energy efficiency, and low-carbon practices. The driving forces behind the development of green jobs are businesses wishing to maintain cutting edge technology, become more energy efficient, while lowering their carbon footprint, or becoming entirely carbon neutral. This certificate is designed to address a growing need for professionals who can contribute to the green global workforce with knowledge in sustainable practices in current technologies. The Sustainable Technologies Certificate will be beneficial to students who want to acquire knowledge in areas of renewable energies, green building, and sustainable design, and who may want to pursue a career in a sustainable technology. All of the Sustainable Technologies Certificate courses are offered online. 


To earn the Sustainable Technologies Certificate through Engineering Technology, students must successfully complete 18 credit hours of coursework with a grade of "C" or higher in all classes and submit an Application for Graduation prior to enrollment in their final semester in the program. English Composition ENG W-131 is the only prerequisite required for students earning this Certificate.

All students must successfully complete all of the following courses:       

CourseTitleCredit Hours
OLS 20000Introduction to Sustainable Principles and Practices 3.0
TECH 30100Renewable Energies Systems3.0
TECH 30300Energy Efficiency and Auditing3.0
OLS 30200Leadership and Economic Aspects of Sustainability3.0
TECH 40200Emerging Technologies3.0
TECH 30200Introduction to Green Building Technologies3.0

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