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This program has been designed for engineering students who plan to pursue a career in energy related fields. The Energy Certificate utilizes courses in most MSU engineering programs plus a required course in alternate energy sources. Students who successfully complete the Energy Certificate will have acquired significant energy engineering expertise in their related engineering disciplines as well as an interdisciplinary overview of energy and sustainable energy concepts.

Upon completion of the Energy Certificate, students should have achieved the following student learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated an awareness and broadened perspective of energy issues.
  • Developed a more in-depth technical understanding of an energy area(s).
  • Successfully gained knowledge of and perspective for alternate energy sources.

The Energy Certificate Committee will review the candidates’ records to determine if course and grade requirements have been met. If all requirements have been met, the committee will submit the candidates’ name to the Dean of Engineering for certification. The Energy Certificate will be awarded at the time of completing a degree from MSU for degree-seeking students and the Dean of Engineering will notify the Office of the Registrar that the candidate has completed the Energy Certificate program (international exchange students are exempt from this requirement).

The Energy Certificate is open to undergraduate students in good standing at MSU. Each student who wishes to participate in the program must complete the Energy Certificate Application and submit it to the Committee of the Energy Certificate Program (Dr. Heejin Cho at and Dr. Masoud Karimi at

Requirements for Certificate Award

To meet the requirements for the Energy Certificate, a student must complete with a grade of “C” or better at least 15 hours of courses as designated in the Level I, Level II, and Level III categories listed below. Two of the Level I, II, or III courses must be above the degree requirements of the student.

The list of courses for the Energy Certificate is given below:

Level I (6 hours):

All students must complete a course in thermodynamics and one in circuits:


  • CHE 3113 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
  • ME 3513 - Thermodynamics I
  • ASE 3333 - Aerothermodynamics


  • ABE 3413 - Bioinstrumentation I
  • ECE 3183 - Electrical Engineering Systems
  • ECE 3413 - Introduction to Electronic Circuits

Level II (3 hours):

All students must complete the following course:

  • ME 4353 - Alternate Energy Sources

Level III (6 hours):

All students must complete two senior-level courses related to energy:

  • ABE 4423 - Bioinstrumentation II
  • ABE 4803 - Biosystems Simulation
  • ABE 4844 - Sustainable Communities (same as LA 4844)
  • ABE 4990 - Special Topics in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • ASE 4413 - Aircraft Propulsion
  • ASE 4343 - Compressible Aerodynamics
  • ASE 4443 - Spacecraft Propulsion
  • ASE 4423 - Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • ASE 4990 - Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering
  • CE 4893 - Hazardous Waste Management
  • CE 4990 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering
  • CHE 3223 - Mass Transfer Operations
  • CHE 4113 - Chemical Reactor Design
  • CHE 4134 - Process Design
  • CHE 4233 - Chemical Plant Design
  • CHE 4613 - Air Pollution Control Design: Theory and Practice
  • CHE 4990 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
  • GG 4063 - Development of Fossil Fuel resources
  • ECE 3614 - Fundamentals of Energy Systems
  • ECE 4613 - Power Transmission Systems
  • ECE 4633 - Power Distributions Systems
  • ECE 4643 - Power Systems Relaying and Control
  • ECE 4653 - Introduction to Power Electronics
  • ECE 4663 - Insulation Coordination in Electric Power Systems
  • ECE 4990 - Special Topics in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • FO 4123 - Forest Ecology
  • FP 4023 - Wood Chemistry
  • FP 4990 - Special Topics in Forest Products
  • ME 4333 - Energy Systems Design
  • ME 4343 - Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • ME 4373 - Air Conditioning
  • ME 4373 - Power Generation Systems
  • ME 4383 - Heat Exchanger Design
  • ME 4543 - Combustion Engines
  • ME 4823 - Compressible Flow and Turbomachinery
  • ME 4833 - Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 4990 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering