• Course Delivery
    80% to 99% Online
  • Total Credits
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  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

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
    • OLS 30200Leadership and Economic Aspects of Sustainability 3 Credits
    • TECH 30100Renewable Energies Systems3 Credits
    • TECH 30200Introduction to Green Building Technologies3 Credits
    • TECH 30300Energy Efficiency and Auditing3 Credits
    • TECH 40200Emerging Technologies3 Credits

    Tuition & Fees

    Cost for Indiana Residents
    • Per Credit Hour
    • Tuition: $279.03
    • 3 Credit Hours
    • Tuition: $837.09
    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 be an IU Online Student?

    • Earn an IU education from wherever you are

      When you enroll in an IU Online program, you take IU classes, taught by the same faculty who teach on our campuses.

      It's the flexible, affordable way to get the IU education you deserve without putting your life—or career—on hold.

    • Get the support you need to succeed

      As a student in an IU Online program, you'll have the opportunity to engage with and seek help from your professors and peers, just as you would in a campus-based program.

      You'll also have access to a variety of academic and other support services that you can call on when you need additional assistance. You're an important part of the IU community and we're dedicated to ensuring you have the resources you need to thrive in your online program.

    • Reap the rewards for decades to come

      No matter what field you're in, an IU degree or certificate can improve your chances of earning a promotion or pay raise.

      You'll also earn skills that will help you to achieve success for the foreseeable future, whether you're seeking to complete an advanced degree in your current field or switch career paths altogether.

    • Take the first step toward a more rewarding future