Graduate Certificate Program
The Alternative Energy Technology Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of 12 credits. The core course: AET 5120 is required, and a maximum of four credits is allowed in research or directed study. The program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in engineering and in other mathematics-based sciences in exceptional cases. Certification procedures in place in WSU's Graduate School will be followed. Should a student become interested later in pursuing the proposed master's degree after completing the graduate certificate, eight of the 12 certificate credits can be transferred toward the master's degree.
- Wayne State University provides gainful employment disclosures for certificate programs that are eligible for financial aid. Download the gainful employment disclosure for the AET Graduate Certificate.
Graduate program admissions requirements
- The GPA required for to be considered for regular admission to the graduate certificate program is 2.7 or above. Students with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.7 will be considered if an applicant has significant relevant professional experience.
- The program will admit students with bachelor's degrees or the equivalent in engineering from an accredited college or university. Students with mathematics-based science degrees will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.
- International students are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency score.
- No other specific admission requirements are needed. However, letters of recommendation, a statement of objectives, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are encouraged to aid the admission evaluation process.
- Students in the AET graduate certificate program can advance to the M.S. via an internal process. No additional graduate admission application is required.
- International applicants are required to submit a WES Evaluation.
For questions about your application, please contact a Graduate Program Coordinator.