Energy conversion and transport

Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Expand your knowledge in energy conversion processes through a flexible graduate certificate program. This provides a solid foundation in energy conversion techniques with a focus on alternative energy methodologies and practices that can be immediately applied to your workplace or future career path. Emphasis is placed on alternative and appropriate energy technologies that are currently being discussed to meet global energy needs.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in energy conversion and transport


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Engineering and Computing | Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


Military credit hours


Military estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Graduate certificates give students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in a particular discipline, learn the latest in developing fields, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge within a field of study.

Program structure

This program is 100% online: no campus visits required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one class per semester and finish the program in two years.


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

1 class per semester

Pathway to a master's degree

Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE? Then start in a graduate certificate program. This graduate certificate was designed as a pathway to an aerospace engineering MS or mechanical engineering MS.

The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE. Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. If you are applying to a PhD program, you are still required to submit GRE scores.


Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Xiaodong Yang.

Areas of interest: interdisciplinary research focuses on the physics and applications of photonics, plasmonics and optical metamaterials based on engineered optical nanostructures used for nanoelectromechanical systems, optical sensing, optical communication and solar and thermal energy harvesting.

Xiaodong Yang, PhD
Distance Graduate Advisor and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering