Carbon Management


Carbon Management

The Carbon Management program of the Columbia Climate Center was developed by an interdisciplinary team drawn from throughout the Columbia University community with expertise in a range of fields including the areas of engineering, ecology, business, economics, law, psychology, and decision science. The program aims to train a new workforce to meet the challenge of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the 21st Century while enabling economic growth.

Certifications of Professional Achievement

Through a joint initiative of the Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (SEAS), the Carbon Management program has created two new Certifications of Professional Achievement in order to help meet the goal of re-training the current workforce for a new low-carbon economy.

Carbon Management Policy and Economics

The purpose of this program is to provide students with an overview of carbon management with an emphasis on natural systems, decisions science, and carbon sequestration. As many people currently working in a variety of sectors from business to law begin to increasingly deal with matters of carbon management there will be growing need to quickly update one’s skill-set and proficiency in these matters. Additionally, engineering students who wish to deepen their knowledge of strategies to reduce carbon emissions will benefit from this program. . This certification of professional achievement provides the flexibility and compactness especially suited for working professionals making career adjustments or brushing up on fundamental understanding of natural systems and policy expertise necessary to drive market responses to carbon management.

The program consists of four (4) Graduate-level courses (a minimum of 12 credit points):

 Low Carbon and Efficiency Technology

The purpose of this progam is to provide students with an overview of carbon management with an emphasis on carbon capture, storage, and measurement, monitoring and reporting. As many people currently working in a variety of sectors as engineers or other science and technology fields dealing with energy efficiency must increasingly deal with matters of carbon management there will be a growing need to quickly update one’s skill-set and proficiency in these matters. This certificate provides the flexibility and compactness especially suited for working professionals making career adjustments or brushing up on technical skills and expertise necessary to address the world’s energy needs with a balanced approach to managing the use of carbon based fuels.

The program consists of four courses:

Students seeking entrance into a certification of professional achievement program must possess an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, mathematics, computer science or other related field from an accredited academic institution. Applicants must complete an application form and provide official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities.

Candidates for the certification of professional achievement program must complete the program of study as defined above with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and within two (2) calendar years.

It is against school policy to apply to more than one program/department at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) per term, including Columbia Video Network (CVN). Applicants may not submit more than one application to the on-campus programs nor apply to CVN and on-campus programs for the same term at SEAS. Doing so may cause applications to be invalidated. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Student Affairs at seasgradmit@columbia.edu for clarification.

Applications details coming soon.