Three courses totaling 15 credit hours, including an experiential learning requirement approved by one of the program co-directors.  The four core areas are listed below:

Program in Industrial Ecology Core Course (required)

  • EAS 557/CEE 586                                          Industrial Ecology

System Analysis and Sustainability (one course from this section is required)

  • EAS 573                                                            Environmental Footprinting and Input-Output Analysis
  • EAS 537                                                            Urban Sustainability
  • EAS 572/EHS 572                                          Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EAS 523                                                             Ecological Risk Assessment
  • EAS 550/STRAT566                                    Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development and Enterprise
  • EAS 597                                                            Environmental Systems Analysis
  • EHS 672                                                            Life Cycle Assessment: Human Health and Environ Impacts
  • MECHENG 589                                              Sustainable Design of Technology Systems
  • AOSS 467/CLIMATE 567                           Chemical Dynamics

Energy Systems (one course from this section is required)

  • EAS 615                                                             Renewable Electricity and the Grid
  • EAS 574/PUBPOL519                                  Sustainable Energy Systems
  • EAS 567                                                            Transportation Energy & Climate
  • CEE 567                                                             Energy Infrastructure Systems

Environmental Policy and Economic Analysis (one course from this section is required)

  • EAS 475                                                            Environmental Law
  • EAS 512&513/STRAT564&565                Strategy for Sustainable Development
  • URP 532                                                            Sustainability and Social change
  • EAS 527/BE 527                                             Energy Markets and Energy Politics
  • EHS 508                                                            Principles of Risk Assessment
  • EAS 570                                                             Environmental Economics: Quantitative Methods and Tools
  • EAS 669/ECON 662                                     Advanced Environmental Economics
  • ECON 437                                                         Energy Economics and Policy

Experiential Learning Requirement* (one activity to be approved by one of the program co-directors)

  • Participate in Sustainability Without Borders Project
  • Sustainability Internship
  • Other to be defined with program co-director

*One additional course from the above list can be taken to fulfill the experiential learning requirement, if approved by one of the program co-directors.


Graduation Requirements

  • Upon admission to the program, meet with the certificate program co-directors (Greg Keoleian and Ming Xu) to clearly outline a plan to fulfill all of the certificate requirements in accordance with the conditions outlined in this document.
  • Complete Rackham’s dual degree election form for a certificate program prior to graduation, and submit to Registrar’s at SEAS and your primary graduate program.…
  • Apply for graduation from the Industrial Ecology Certificate program through Wolverine Access, similarly as one applies for graduation from a degree program.

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