Energy Management & Policy, Certificate

The Certificate in Energy Management and Policy is offered through the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at PennDesign. This certificate draws on the interdisciplinary nature of energy policy education at Penn, and draws from a comprehensive set of courses across several schools at Penn, with a foundational offering in the Weitzman School of Design. The certificate is intended for professional graduate students currently enrolled at the University interested in adding an understanding of energy policy to their list of educational qualifications.


A total of 5 course units are required to complete the Certificate program.

Required Course 11
Introduction to Energy Policy
Foundation Courses (Choose one)1
Topics in Energy Policy
Ideas in Energy Policy
Climate Policy and Technology
Energy, Waste and the Environment
Track Courses (Choose three from within a single track) 23
Track: Energy, Markets, Risk, and Finance
Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
Energy Markets & Policy
Risk Management
Energy Finance
Public Finance and Public Policy
Public Economics
Electricity and Systems Markets
Track: Regional Energy Planning
Introduction to Environmental Planning & Policy
Sustainable Cities
Advance Transportation Seminar
Topics in Theory and Design
Cities and Sustainability
Track: Energy Law and Policy
Developing Environmental Policy
Environmental Law
Land Use Law
Energy Law & Climate Change
Regulatory Law and Policy
Environmental Law
Environmental Management: Law and Policy
Energy Systems and Policy
Total Course Units5

Substitutions must be approved in writing by the Director and submitted to the Weitzman School of Design Office of Student Services.


Alternative elective courses must be approved in writing by the director of the certificate program and submitted to the Weitzman School of Design Office of Student Services.


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.