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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 business, industry, government, government agencies, higher education, and in public consciousness. As a result, the need to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to make contributions to sustainability initiatives 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 
  • Solar installation technician 
  • Energy auditor 
  • Sustainability policy analyst 
  • Environment 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: English W-131 is the only prerequisite required for this certificate program. 


    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 

    Application Deadlines
    Fall Semester
    May 1
    Spring Semester
    November 1
    Summer Semester
    March 15


    • OLS 20000Introduction to Sustainable Principles and Practices3 Credits
    • TECH 30100Renewable Energies Systems3 Credits
    • TECH 30200Introduction to Green Building Technologies3 Credits
    • TECH 30300Energy Efficiency and Auditing3 Credits
    • TECH 30400Green Building: Information Modeling3 Credits
    • TECH 40200Emerging Technologies3 Credits

    Tuition & Fees

    Cost for Indiana Residents
    • Per Credit Hour
    • Tuition: $275.17
    • 3 Credit Hours
    • Tuition: $825.51
    Cost for Out of State Residents
    • Per Credit Hour
    • Tuition: $957.58
    • 3 Credit Hours
    • Tuition: $2872.74
    Note:  Additional fees will apply.

    What's it like to take a program online?

    • Earn a quality education

      With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

    • Flexibility

      Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

    • Service you expect from a leading University

      Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.