Online Education


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Full STEAM Ahead has been launched for students of all levels to explore high quality MIT learning material from home.

To assist faculty members transitioning their courses online, MITEI Education has created this document summarizing relevant resources, research, and best-practices for online learning.

Please reach out to Rowan Elowe with any questions.

MITEI is currently developing graduate-level massive open online courses (MOOCs) based on residential MIT energy classes. These courses are free to audit, and certificates of completion for academic and/or professional recognition are available to purchase.

Energy Economics and Policy is now open for enrollment, and will run January 18–April 12, 2022. In this course, you’ll learn the economic principles and characteristics of various, interrelated energy markets. You’ll also study policy options and market mechanisms to drive more sustainable and equitable energy access.

Sustainable Energy is now open for enrollment, and running September 14–December 14, 2021. In the course, you’ll learn how to critically analyze modern energy technologies from engineering and socio-political perspectives, and gain the skills necessary to help the world meet rising energy demand while reducing carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change.

Principles of Modeling, Simulation, and Control for Electric Energy Systems ran from June 22–September 14, 2021. In this course, students learn to apply a dynamic systems-level approach and engage emerging research on efficient, sustainable, and physically and economically feasible electric power systems of the future. The archived course remains available. Additional live offerings will be announced shortly.

In Sustainable Building Design, thousands of students around the world are learning to explore key scientific principles, technologies, and analysis techniques for designing comfortable indoor environments while reducing energy use and associated climate change effects. The archived course remains available. Additional live offerings will be announced shortly.

Additional courses are in development. More information will be coming shortly.

OpenCourseWare also offers energy-related content to explore. OCW is a free online publication of material from thousands of MIT courses, openly sharing the entire MIT curriculum with learners and educators around the world. You may browse a full list of energy-related course content here.