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Sustainable Technologies

Undergraduate Certificate

This undergraduate certificate is awarded by Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). IUPUI is administered by Indiana University. Courses leading to the certificate are offered entirely online.

In the United States, sustainability, energy efficiency, and low-carbon practices have gained importance in businesses, industry, government, non-profits, higher education, and in the public consciousness. As a result, the need to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to make contributions to sustainability initiatives in these areas has never been greater.

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Technologies 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 program benefits 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.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Technologies prepares you for such careers as:

  • Sustainability consultant  
  • Sustainability program coordinator 
  • Energy manager 
  • Ecotourism guide 
  • Renewable energy technician 
  • Energy auditor 
  • Sustainability policy analyst 
  • Environmental advocate 
  • Green product sales representative 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Technologies, you must complete 18 credit hours in sustainable technologies core courses.

NOTE: ENG-W 131 is the only prerequisite required for this certificate program.

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To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or:  
         IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
         Cavanaugh Hall 147 
         425 University Boulevard 
         Indianapolis, IN 46202 


OLS 20000Introduction to Sustainable Principles and Practices3 Credits
OLS 30200Leadership and Economic Aspects of Sustainability3 Credits
TECH 30100Renewable Energies Systems3 Credits
TECH 30200Introduction to Green Building Technologies3 Credits
TECH 30300Energy Efficiency and Auditing3 Credits
TECH 40200Emerging Technologies3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $299.05
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $897.15

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1046.99
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3140.97
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