Jun 29, 2022  
Extended & Executive Education Catalog 
Extended & Executive Education Catalog [Published Catalog]

Professional Green Technologies Diploma (Pro-Green)

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The objective of the green technologies professional online diploma is to promote a problem-based approach among professionals pursuing careers in green industries and green careers. 

The first of its kind in the Middle East, this pioneering online professional certification program is offered jointly by The American University in Cairo, the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University in three specializations:

  • Energy
  • Buildings
  • Water

Program Objectives

  • To foster problem-solving competencies among professionals pursuing careers in green industries
  • To assist professionals in acquiring the diverse and critical skills needed to advance in their green technology careers
  • To develop expertise in green technologies related to applications in energy, water and building

Program Requirements

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 blended and online offering of courses.

The required core courses of the program provide solid foundation in both 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 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 selected in the major, elective courses, and a graduation project.

The program is offered online for most courses except for the elective labs*.
Each semester you can register up to 5 or 6 credits. However you can follow at your own pace.

The diploma should be completed in 12-18 months.

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.

18 credits 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 course as approved by project advisor/s from the list of elective courses as well as courses from other specializations that are outside the student declared specialization.
  • Project (equivalent to 2 credit hours)
  • 0-credit Seminar/Webinar (to be registered twice)

Eligibility Requirements

Professionals and individuals interested in and/or involved in the development and implementation of green technologies in their practice including architects, engineers, facility managers and contractors.

Applicants should have a recognized and related bachelor degree in natural science, mathematics, engineering or architecture.

Applicants who join the program may have to complete pre-requisites for courses offered in the diploma program or obtain the consent of the course instructor and program coordinator approval. The core courses are designed to include remedial preparation in areas related to social sciences.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from recognized universities to be enrolled in the diploma program. Professional experience might be considered on a case by case basis where the student can register as a special student not working for the diploma and performance is assessed in these courses. 

The only three documents required for admission are the following:

  • A copy of the student bachelor degree (diploma) Bachelor of Architecture (BA), Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • A photocopy of the front page of the applicant’s passport or national ID
  • TOEFL score, if applicable

Language Requirements

The diploma program is offered in English. Native English speakers and graduates of universities in which the language of instruction is English may be exempt from this requirement. The applicant will follow consortium policy regarding the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR) for graduate students.

ELPR can be met as per the following table:


EEE (English Entrance Exam)





TD/Diploma (a minimum of)







Applicants who are graduates of an English speaking university are exempted from the English language test. An applicant might also be required to report for an interview with the relevant Diploma Program Coordinator.


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