Graduate Degrees

Renewable Electric
Energy Systems
Career Focus
The NSF Nano-systems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) offers a Graduate Certificate program in Nano-Systems Engineering. This multidisciplinary certificate will be a useful addition to the academic careers of graduate students within ASSIST, as well as to students who want to develop additional expertise in the field of nano-science and technology. The graduate certificate consists of a sequence of courses that will equip students with the technical skills essential for graduate research in the field. In addition, the certificate teaches entrepreneurship and other relevant skills that will help students to be competitive in the modern engineering environment. The scope of the program is broad enough to include applications of nano-technology in a variety of fields including digital logic, energy harvesting, biomedical applications and others. As such, the certificate includes technical electives from many departments to provide breadth in different topics. The Graduate Certificate in Renewable Electric Energy Systems (REES) provides graduate students, as well as as non-degree graduate level students, with the opportunity to develop expertise in renewable electric energy systems and advanced electric power grid technology, in addition to their major area of graduate study.
Degree Programs Degree and Non-Degree students
Certificate Coordinators Dr. Mehmet C. Ozturk & Dr. Elena Veety Dr. Mesut Baran & Dr. Pam Carpenter
Distance Education No
Multiple Certificates A student may obtain more than one graduate certificate.
Each certificate must have at least 9 credit hours that are unique to it.
Program Information All courses must be taken for a grade, and may not be taken for Credit Only. All Graduate Certificate Program (GCP) requirements must be completed within four calendar years, starting with the date the student begins coursework applicable to the GCP. Students must maintain continuous enrollment every academic semester until all coursework has been completed. A one-semester Leave of Absence may be granted if the student is unable to enroll in a course due to extenuating circumstances. The Leave of Absence must be approved in writing by the Certificate Coordinator and the Director of Graduate Programs before the start of the semester.
Minimum Overall GPA to Graduate 3.0
Credit Hours Required to Graduate 15 12
Courses, Plan of Work & NDS Information Nano-Systems Program Information REES Program Information
Financial Aid/Funding Students enrolled in non-teaching certificate programs are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.
Transfer Credit Transfer Credit from other institutions is not allowed for Graduate Certificate Programs (GCP). Students must register for all coursework through NC State University. Up to 12 credits from a GCP may be transferred to a Master's degree program.
Admissions Requirements Students must meet one of the following requirements for admission into the graduate certificate program:
  1. Have an undergraduate degree in a related field from a four-year college or university and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  2. Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program in a related field.
Applicants with appropriate background must satisfy one of the following requirements:
  1. Be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  2. Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program.
  3. Have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  4. Non-degree applicants who do not have a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering will be required to take and pass the following courses with a grade of B or above prior to applying to the program: ECE 200, ECE 211, ECE 220, and ECE 305.
How to Apply Apply to NC State