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Advanced Certificates

NYIT's 18-credit Advanced Certificate programs have the same admission requirements as the M.S. in Energy Management. Courses may not be applied to more than one certificate and must be completed with a minimum 3.0 cumulative average. A separate application for graduate admission must be filed at least one semester before completing a certificate. The certificate must be completed before the M.S. in Energy Management. Descriptions of each Advanced Certificate program are below.

Advanced Certificate in Energy Technology

Alternate sources of energy, experimental vehicles, automated energy control systems, and advanced resource recovery facilities have been developed in order to maximize the efficiency of energy utilization. The Advanced Certificate in Energy Technology requires graduate coursework in energy technology and related areas. All course selections must be approved by the Energy Management Program Director. For more information, email ramundse@nyit.edu.

Advanced Certificate in Environmental Management

The environmental debate has attracted widespread attention among policy-makers and the general public. Strict new environmental regulations have created a need for managers with an understanding of environmental issues. Environmental quality is inextricably linked with energy consumption. Automobiles, power plants, and furnaces release pollutants as products of combustion. Coal, oil, and gas resources cannot be developed without careful consideration of the environmental impacts. Therefore, the focus of the energy field has broadened to include more environmental issues. Environmental management courses are offered within the M.S. in Energy Management degree program for managers, planners, engineers, and policy makers who must consider environmental issues when making decisions. Students who obtain the certificate may continue their studies by completing the M.S. in Energy Management degree. Students who have completed the M.S. in Energy Management core course may choose to specialize in environmental management by taking the environmental courses as electives. These courses explore technical, economic, and regulatory frameworks of environmental protection and conservation.

Advanced Certificate in Facilities Management

The complexity of modern buildings has increased with the advent of sophisticated lighting systems, building controls, and air-conditioning equipment. There are numerous career opportunities for facilities managers, who operate and maintain buildings and related infrastructure. Facilities managers need to be able to control costs, while maintaining high standards of safety, comfort, and performance. As part of the M.S. in Energy Management program, NYIT offers an Advanced Certificate in Facilities Management.

Advanced Certificate in Infrastructure Security Management

Today, we depend on trained professionals to identify security concerns and to develop effective response strategies to protect facilities and infrastructures. These individuals use advanced technology for fire protection, crime prevention, and environmental monitoring. They ensure that critical systems, such as backup power, life safety equipment, and water infrastructure are fully operational and in compliance with all regulatory requirements. Certificate includes coursework in facilities management, contingency planning, security systems technology, and environmental risk assessment.


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Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. A background in engineering or management is desirable but not required.
    • If students have a degree in engineering, an accredited program is one that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
    • If students have completed degrees in computer science or a closely related field, an accredited program is one taken at a college that is regionally accredited, such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • If students have an international baccalaureate degree or diploma, which is equivalent to three years of undergraduate study in the U.S. in computer science, engineering, or a related area, they may be eligible to be admitted into a bridge option in the intended graduate program.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.85 for full matriculation

    • Applicants who do not qualify for full matriculation and have an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.84 may, at the discretion of the director, be given the opportunity to demonstrate qualifications for full matriculation by achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first four graduate courses. In addition, such students may be required to take one or more parts of the GRE and meet individual departmental requirements. In general, students in this category will not be permitted to continue in the program for more than two semesters unless they have qualified for fully matriculated status, or there are special extenuating circumstances.
  • Submit GRE scores

    • Graduates of foreign universities are required to take the GRE and submit their scores.
    • Students with a GPA below 2.85 may, at the discretion of the dean, be asked to take the GRE or other diagnostic tests. Admission will be based upon consideration of test results, previous academic performance, and related employment, if applicable.
  • Students with an insufficient background for admission into the Energy Management M.S. program may be required to take up to nine credits from the list of prerequisite courses below:

    • PHYS 115 Humanity and the Physical Universe (3 credits)
    • ECON 101 Basic Economics (3 credits)
    • IENG 245 Statistical Design I (3 credits)

    Note: Credits earned for these courses will not be counted toward the 30 credits required for the M.S. degree.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree
  • Official GRE scores, if required (NYIT GRE Code: 2561)
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation

Transfer Credits

  • Students may transfer up to six transfer credits from an accredited graduate program for appropriate courses in which a minimum grade of B was earned.