Emphasis: International Spotlight

Please note: Course is offered at the beginning of every month. You may sign up for it at any time, and your course will begin the first day of the upcoming month.
Who Should Attend
This online course is ideal for individuals who want to learn about renewable energy, current trends, technologies and applications.
Course Content

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for renewable energy. In addition to gaining a working knowledge of the scientific, technological, and business aspects of sources of renewable energy, participants will also learn techniques for integration with existing non-renewable resources, both on a large production scale and a smaller scale for use in commercial, public, and private structures. The final project involves planning an installation requiring renewable and non-renewable energy integration.

With direct contact with your professor, who will answer questions and review your work via e-mail, you will have a chance to learn about renewable energy in a personalized setting. You may also have an opportunity to interact with other professionals in the field who will be available for your questions. A discussion board will be available for interaction with peers.

This course is part of a 5-course series: Certificate in Renewable Energy. The goal of the series of courses, and the Renewable Energy program is to equip earth scientists with knowledge to enable them to take the lead in integrated energy projects and programs. An earth scientist’s unique training and understanding of the big picture — the global picture — provides unmatched abilities to design, oversee, and promote integrated energy solutions which require bringing together fossil energy, geothermal, solar, wind, biomass, and others.

  • Unit 1 (Week 1): Scientific and Technology
  • Unit 2 (Week 2): Exploration and Development
  • Unit 3 (Week 3): Investment Models and Benefits
  • Unit 4 (Week 4): Integration Techniques
Course Structure

This course is offered at the beginning of every month. You may sign up for it at any time, and your course will begin the first day of the upcoming month. This course is designed to be equivalent to a 3 credit-hour graduate-level seminar. It is a 4-week online course which consists of 4 one-week units that involve readings, multimedia, guiding questions, and assignments for you to do and to email to your instructor. You will receive feedback from your instructor, and upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. As part of our five-course Certificate in Renewable Energy program, if you complete this course as well as the others, you will receive 5 course certificates and a program certificate.

Required Work: For each unit, one research project and a short paper that builds on results of the research project, for a total of four brief research projects and four papers.

Core Text Suggestions
  • Boyle, Godfrey. Renewable Energy. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Buhrke, Thomas and Roland Wengemayr. Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley—VCH, 2008.
  • da Rosa, Aldo V. Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition. St. Louis: Academic Press, 2009.
Biomass Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Biomass Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for biopower and biofuel.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources - Overview & Integration:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for renewable energy.

Solar Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Solar Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for solar energy.

Wind Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Wind Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for wind energy.

Geothermal Energy Basics: A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Geothermal Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for geothermal energy.


$2,975
Expires on
01 January, 9999
Member Tuition
$3,475
Expires on
01 January, 9999
Nonmember Tuition
100
Limit
4.8
CEU

 

Mike Sullivan Mechanicsburg, Pennsaylvania, USA
Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar +1 918 560 2650
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Coordinator +1 918 560-2630
Susan Susan Nash, Ph.D. Director of Education and Professional Development +1 918 560 2604

Comments (0)

 

What Can I Do?

Online Course 2014 Registration Form
Registration Form
5-Course Set - Online Renewable Energy Certificate Courses Registration
Register Online
Add Item

Enter Notes:
 
* You must be logged in to name and customize your collection.
Recommend Recommend
Printable Version Printable Version Email to a friend Email to a friend

See Also: Bulletin Discussion

See Also: Explorer Article

See Also: Explorer Emphasis

See Also: Explorer President’s Column