Through a series of twelve credit hours of graduate coursework, the Biorenewable Resources and Technology certificate will offer students from a wide variety of science and engineering backgrounds an exposure to advanced study in the use of plant- and crop-based resources for the production of biobased products, including fuels, chemicals, materials, and energy. The program aims to train professionals to serve the emerging bieconomy, and in so doing to serve state, national, and global needs in moving toward a more sustainable industrial economy.
The BRT certificate program seeks high caliber students who are pursuing a professional career. Applicants may come from any disciplinary background, but those with undergraduate degrees in physical and biological sciences and/or engineering are especially encouraged to apply. Students working in bioeconomy-relevant industries are also encouraged to apply.
Graduate certificate applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Graduate College electronic application and fee.
The BRT Graduate Certificate consists of 12 credit hours. These following courses will be effective to students starting the graduate certificate in Fall 2013.
- BRT 501. Fundamentals of Biorenewable Resources (3)
- BRT 515. Biorenewables Law and Policy (3)
Elective Courses (6 credits)
Two or more courses comprising of at least 6 credits from the list below.*
- AE 403/503. Modeling and Controls for Agricultural Systems (3)
- AE 423X. Energy and the Environment (3)
- Agron 404/504. Global Change (3)
- Agron 501. Crop Growth and Development (3)
- BBMB 404. Biochemistry I (3)
- BBMB 405. Biochemistry II (3)
- BRT 535. Thermochemical Processing of Biomass (3)
- CE 326. Principles of Environmental Engineering (3)*
- CE 420/520. Environmental Engineering Chemistry (3)*
- CE 421/521. Environmental Biotechnology (3)*
- IE 565. Systems Engineering and Analysis (3)
- ME 433. Alternative Energy Conversion (3)
- ME 510. Energy Engineering Economics and Policy (3)
- ME 531. Advanced Energy Systems and Analysis (3)
- ME 542. Advanced Combustion (3)
- ME 545. Thermal System Design (3)
*Only one of the three C E courses listed may be applied to certificate.
|Jacqulyn A. Baughman, PhD
BRT Director of Graduate Education
BRT Graduate Secretary
Bioeconomy Institute (BEI)