Chemical Engineering Processes in Energy Transitions

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Chemical Engineering Processes in Energy Transitions Certificate

With ambitious goals for reducing atmospheric CO2 levels and reducing the effects of additional greenhouse gases, the Department of Energy has recently recognized the need for workforce development as part of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge

This certificate program in Chemical Engineering Processes in Energy Transitions provides students with working knowledge in addressing challenges in energy production, storage and associated environmental remediation. Some of the areas of focus include oil and gas, electrochemical and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). This unique program is designed to provide students with both enhanced understanding of the industry and a variety of new career opportunities.

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement
  • Basic algebra, chemistry and physics knowledge

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page


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  • Process engineer – oil and gas industry
  • Process engineer – electric vehicle industry
  • Process engineer – renewable energy
  • Environmental engineer – carbon capture
  • R&D – oil and gas industry, electric vehicle industry, renewable energy, carbon capture

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