Impact the future of sustainable energy and position yourself for success in this burgeoning field with UMass Lowell’s Graduate Certificate Program in Renewable Energy Engineering.


With this four-course online program, you will gain the knowledge and capabilities you need to develop renewable and responsible solutions to climate change and energy issues.

UMass Lowell's cutting-edge renewable energy engineering courses address a wide range of topics related to on- and off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems, renewable energy resources and sustainable energy technologies, and energy transport processes that drive the development of these technologies.

Offered by UMass Lowell's Department of Mechanical Engineering, the renewable energy engineering graduate certificate program is part of a long-standing interdisciplinary graduate degree program at UMass Lowell that is taught by accomplished and experienced faculty.

This program is ideal for engineers or individuals with an engineering or science background who are interested in moving into a new industry, advancing their career or earning an intermediate credential on the way to their master's degree.

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online
  • No GRE required
  • Apply anytime
  • Complete in as little as 9 months
  • One of the most affordable tuitions in the nation

Learn More About This Program
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Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $600
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,830 ($600 x 3 credits = $1,800 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before they have formally applied into the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered.

No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs. Credits earned from a graduate certificate program may be used towards a related graduate degree with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Graduate certificate programs must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.0 GPA and not more than one course with a grade below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used towards other certificates.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on the certificate, matriculation and course status. Please contact the Solution Center at 978-934-2000 or TSC@uml.edu to determine eligibility.