The doctorate program in sustainability is the first program in the world to focus on sustainable production systems. It seeks to advance research and education in alternative-energy development, sustainable production, sustainable mobility, and eco-IT.
The program’s curriculum emphasizes sustainable production systems, which create goods and services using processes that are non-polluting; conservation of energy and natural resources; economic viability; and safety for workers, communities, and consumers. Course work and research take a systems level and interdisciplinary approach to solving seemingly intractable sustainability problems.
Students have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary faculty and researchers in numerous RIT research centers, including the Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery, the Center for Sustainable Manufacturing, the Center for Sustainable Mobility, the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, and the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute–all of which are housed in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
Students must complete 60 semester credit hours of course work and research.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|ISUS-802||Fundamentals of Sustainability Science||3|
|ECON-810||Economics of Sustainability||3|
|ISUS-808||Multicriteria Sustainable Systems Analysis||3|
|ISUS-805||Technology Policy and Sustainability or Approved Substitute||3|
|Third Year and Beyond|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||60|
To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in sustainability, candidates must fulfill the following requirements: