Students enrolled in a graduate certificate in Distributed Energy and Grid Modernization complete 12 credits. Courses are each 3 credits and may be able to apply to the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering at Penn State Great Valley if admitted as a degree-seeking student. Courses are offered in convenient 7 or 14-week sessions.
Penn State's schedule of courses lists course availability. Although the course numbers, times, and availability on the University registrar's schedule of courses is correct, their prerequisites differ.
To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must complete all courses with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.
|Course||Required or Elective||Current Offering||Future Offering|
|AE 862 Distributed Energy Engineering and Management||Required||FA 18 (TNY)|
|EE Power Systems Control and Operation||Required||SP 19 (TNY)|
|AE 868 Commercial Solar Electric Systems||Elective||FA 18 (WC)|
|AE 878 Solar Project Development||Elective||SP 18 (WC)||SP 19 (WC)|
|AERSP 886 Engineering of Wind Project Development||Elective||SU 19 (WC)|
|CSE 543 Computer Security||Elective|
|INFSY 563 Network Security||Elective||SP 18 (GV)|
GV = Great Valley campus
TNY = The Navy Yard
WC = World Campus (online)
* = Denotes 14-week course
If you are a current certificate student and have completed all the coursework, please submit the Graduate Certificate Completion Form on Penn State Great Valley's website.