The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Graduate Certificate in Power and Energy

The Graduate Certificate in the Power and Energy Engineering program is designed to provide students with a unique perspective, essential knowledge, and advanced engineering skills needed by today's practicing mechanical engineer. The courses are design focused for immediate transference to design applications in current industry and research.

Admission Requirements

Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the Power and Energy Engineering Graduate Certificate program.

  1. Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Submission of an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree directly from an accredited college or university.

Students who have been admitted to the MSME with an aeronautics focus need to apply for the Power and Energy Engineering Graduate Certificate program (application fee will not be required for those already admitted to the MSME program).

All materials must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office and evaluated by the department to receive consideration to the Power and Energy Engineering Graduate Certificate program. An undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program is required or approved degree from the department head.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete 12 hours of graduate study within a three-year period from the time of registration in their first mechanical engineering graduate course at The Citadel. Students who fulfill the program requirements will earn a Graduate Certificate in Power and Energy Engineering.

Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)

  • Darkness to Light Training
  • The Citadel’s Principled Leadership Seminar

Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All certificate candidates must:

  1. File a plan of study outlining the intended area of interest and listing the top four corresponding courses of interest.
  2. Complete 4 courses (12 hours) from the manufacturing engineering area of study below.

MECH 615 Applied Heat Transfer
MECH 617 Advanced Topics in Renewable Energy Systems
MECH 618 Energy Sources, Technology, and Policy
MECH 619 Power Systems Engineering

Course/ Certificate Availability: The courses/ certificates will be offered based on student preferences/ overall demand indicated in your plan of study to be submitted after acceptance. Students should be aware course/certificate offerings will be based on minimum class size enrollment. The Mechanical Engineering Program will continually monitor student interest to expedite completion of your program of study.


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You may also contact the Department of Mechanical Engineering at 843-953-0115 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the program.

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