Environmental and Energy Systems Management

Graduate Certificate Program

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, the graduate certificate in Environmental and Energy Systems Management is designed to help students understand and implement environmental and energy management standards, such as ISO 14000 and 50000 series, within organizations worldwide.

The program is especially suited for working professionals in need of specialized knowledge of the standards, techniques and testing of environmental and energy systems.

All courses are held in-person on GW's main campus in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Courses are typically held in the late afternoon or early evening to accommodate working professionals.

Course Structure

The program is comprised of six courses (18 credit hours):

  • Environmental Management
  • Energy Management
  • Analytical Tools in Environmental Management
  • Analytical Tools in Energy Management
  • Beyond Compliance: Next Generation Environmental Self-Governance
  • Global Connections: Standards in Technology, Business, and Public Policy

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Admissions Requirements

Prospective students must fulfill the certificate admissions requirements through submission of a complete online application form and other documents as listed by the deadlines noted.

Please note: First-time international applicants may not apply directly to a certificate program. 

Current SEAS graduate students who wish to complete a certificate along with their master's or doctoral program must also follow the certificate admissions requirements, but may opt to have their transcripts and documents transferred from their previous application. Please contact engineering@gwu.edu to make the request.

Transfer to Master's Program

Upon successful completion of a certificate program, students have the option to transfer credits to a full master's program at SEAS, pending successful completion of the master's program admissions requirements

Please note: You must receive a B or higher in each course in order for it to transfer. Additionally, you must submit a new application for the selected master's program and provide the required documents and exam scores listed as part of the master's program admissions requirements.

For any questions, please contact engineering@gwu.edu.