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Graduate Degree Programs


Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Ali Demirci
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
249 Ag Engineering Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-1098

The graduate certificate in Bioenergy is designed specifically for current and aspiring practitioners who seek advanced skills for growing the bioenergy industry. To accommodate participation by working professionals the program is offered through Penn State's World Campus by Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (RESS) graduate program. Bioenergy certificate students earn the certificate and 12 graduate credits by earning a grade of "C" or better in four prescribed online courses (note that grade requirements for using these courses in other graduate programs may be different). Students who are subsequently admitted to the RESS degree program may count credits earned in the certificate program toward the RESS degree. Admission into the RESS degree program is a separate step and is not guaranteed. 

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicatns must satisfy the English proficiency requirement. A background in chemistry and thermodynamics is recommended. 

Required Courses
ABE 884 (3)
ABE 885 (3)
ABE 888 (3)
FOR 880 (3)

Effective Semester: FA 2017
Expiration Semester: SU 2022

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-02-059

Review Date: 10/08/2013




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