The green technologies diploma program shares a set of core courses that can be registered and followed at any of the joint universities. Each major specialization will also include a number of required specialization courses and one or two elective courses depending on the major. The admission procedures, teaching and examination regulations and academic calendars at universities are carefully coordinated. The program will include a major e-learning format through the blended and online offering of courses.
The required core courses of the program provide a solid foundation in both the technical and economic aspects of green technologies in Energy, Buildings, and Water, allowing the student to simultaneously understand advances in selected green technologies and their interrelations with the market economy, policy and energy laws. The specialization courses consist of more in-depth development of expertise in the selected major through a number of specialization courses, elective courses, and a graduation project.
The program is offered online for most courses except for the elective labs*.
Each semester a student can register up to 5 or 6 credits however the program can be completed at the student’s own pace.
The diploma can be completed in 12-18 months. The student has up to 3 years to complete the diploma.
Students may enroll and earn a diploma in two specializations. To fulfill the basic requirement for the double specialization, a student must complete a minimum of 8 credit hours of graduate course work over and above the requirements for the first specialization. This will include 6 credits in the second specialization as well as 2 credit hours for a project. The minimum total credit hours for a double specialization in green technologies diploma would be 26 credit hours.
For a diploma in three specializations, a student must complete a minimum of 8 credit hours of graduate course work over and above the requirements for the two other specializations. This will include 6 credits in the third specialization as well as 2 credit hours for a project. The minimum total credit hours for a triple specialization in green technologies diploma would be 34 credit hours.
* There are three lab sessions that are not virtual and these can be taken by students living abroad through TeamViewer; however, they are not mandatory and the diploma can be completed 100% online.
18 credits (or more) are required to complete the diploma:
- 6 credits of core courses
- 6 to 8 credits of courses in the area of specialization excluding the project in the area of specialization
- 2 to 4 credits for elective courses as approved by the project advisor(s) from the list of elective courses as well as courses from other specializations that are outside the student declared specialization.
- 2 credits project
- 0 credit seminar/webinar (to be registered twice)
A letter grading system is adopted. The following scale is used for courses:
- To secure credit (s), the course must be repeated upon receiving an (F)
- (I) Incomplete is used when the student has completed 2/3 of the course requirements (assignments, quizzes) instead of receiving an (F)
- (W) Withdrawal is when students request to withdraw from their courses at any time after the drop/add date
- (P) Pass or (F) Fail is used for the webinar course
For further information regarding the tuition fees and cost, please contact your respective university.