|The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Finance is a one-year part-time programme leading to an award which is gaining increasing recognition across the sector.
The objective of the programme is to provide a broad and comprehensive overview of sustainable energy finance to support new business streams within investment banks, professional firms working in the broader green economy and companies which are developing renewable products and technologies.
The programme prepares participants for advanced management and leadership in all areas of sustainable energy finance by enhancing the depth and breadth of their knowledge of the sustainability environment and by enabling them to critically evaluate processes and programmes within this context.
Furthermore, the programme equips participants with a relevant range of analytical, technical and methodological skills. This will enable them to generate successful solutions to the opportunities and challenges that present themselves in the wider sustainable energy finance context.
The programme is delivered on a part-time modular basis with attendance at Dublin City University on two-day blocks (Fridays and Saturdays, generally once a month) ensuring minimal disruption to work schedules while also respecting the personal time of participants.
The programme has six taught modules. Assessment is a mixture of continuous assessment, action learning, presentations and exams.
The programme incorporates a high level of input from senior executives from the IFSC. Students complete a practical project in the area of sustainable energy finance, directly related to their current role where appropriate.
The integration of high quality academic rigour and practical industry application is a unique feature of the learning approach, allowing both the individual student and host companies to benefit from the programme.