iceland copy Iceland (Online)

Focus: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability

7   800px Sustainable Development Goal 11 13  

Program Overview          Curriculum Highlights          Course Outcomes          Pricing        Apply

Course Information

University: Reykjavik University – Iceland School of Energy
Course: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability
Credit: 1.5 Credits (Graduate) *Undergrads are eligible
Duration: Learn Now: 3 weeks, Online & Self-Paced

Learn from Iceland’s industry experts at your own pace, from anywhere in the world!

Reykjavik University is ranked in 301-350th place in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, making RU the highest ranked university in Iceland. For the third consecutive year, RU ranks highest of all universities for scientific citations, which is an estimate of universities’ research influence. 

A fully online and accredited experience with Reykjavik University – Iceland School of Energy. Learn from Iceland’s industry professionals and professors who are creating a clean energy future, and create a project proposal for a capstone solution that addresses a real-world challenge in sustainable development.


  • Learn from anywhere in the world
  • Complete the course on your own pace
  • Gain first-hand knowledge of renewable energy and connect with your professors
    Course Description

    The GREEN Program is a 50-hour intensive, 3 ECTS (1.5 credit-hour) experiential education program held in partnership between The GREEN Program (TGP) and Iceland School of Energy (ISE) at Reykjavík University. In this Distance Learning Edition of our Course Syllabus, Reykjavik University faculty and industry experts will provide online learning material for registered students via our Canvas portal. A modularized Lecture Series is presented on the topics of sustainable entrepreneurship and policy, geology, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, and electric power systems. Each module will contain a lecture, two readings, and a short quiz based on both the lecture and the readings.

    In conjunction with the Lecture Series, students are required to write a short, 3-page report detailing their proposal for an innovative, sustainability-focused solution to a modern energy problem. Students must consider the financial, engineering and social impact aspects of their innovative idea and detail these aspects in their report.

    Objectives and Outcomes

    The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of various renewable energy technologies, its challenges and innovations in Iceland, and how it relates to global perspectives in the industry. See below for course outcomes.

    Schedule and Office Hours

    Students are expected to complete the Lecture Series at their own pace, within three weeks of the start date of their GREEN program. The start date for their respective programs will be announced by their GREEN coordinator.

    Open office hours will be available via Zoom on Wednesdays from 14:00 UTC until 16:00 UTC during the three-week period, except during Winter Holidays. The Zoom link and login information will be listed under the Syllabus in The GREEN Program course, ISE 01, on the Canvas learning management system.

    Iceland Online Program

    Location: Remote, Online
    Program provider: Reykjavik University – Iceland School of Energy
    Focus: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability

    Program Dates Now Enrolling:

    Academic credits: 1.5 credits  / 3 ECTs (Graduate) *Undergrads are eligible
    Length: 3-weeks, Asynchronous, Self-paced

    Program Fee:
    Single Pay: $1600
    Monthly Payment Plan: $380/month for five months

    Curriculum Highlights

    iceland waterfall northern lights the green program

    Iceland, the land of clean energy

    Examine how Iceland’s natural history has shaped the widespread utilization of renewables and successfully transformed its energy sector to an unprecedented degree.

    student the green program

    Basics of hydropower

    Gain an overview of hydropower, its design challenges, and environmental impact. Analyze the global capacity and future predictions of the technical potential of undeveloped resources.

    iceland thermal springs the green program
    Geothermal energy – part I & II

    Discover the origin of geothermal energy, exploration techniques, utilization, use of geothermal energy, and economic aspects of geothermal energy.

    iceland landscape the green program
    Energy policy & entrepreneurship

    Learn about what’s driving energy policymaking by focusing on the “why” from a political, economic and planning perspective.

    renewable energy iceland
    Electric power systems

    Explore the history of power
    systems with principles and concepts of reliability and resilience in the context of increased renewable generation.

    weekly student hours the green program
    Weekly office hours

    Gain direct access to global faculty members along the way at the weekly office hours that will be hosted via Zoom.

    logo icon

    Course Outcomes

    Learn at your own pace

    online studying

    100% online

    A safe and effective way to gain the knowledge of global sustainability from industry leaders and local professors. Expand your knowledge and experience from anywhere in the world.

    renewable energy

    Safe & effective

    safe way to gain the knowledge of renewable energy and sustainability from industry leaders and local professors. Expand your knowledge from a remote location anywhere in the world.

    citufxviz0d7yb3i543f39fwq dt3

    Stay on track

    Your education and professional development shouldn’t wait. Don’t delay the resume boost you planned to have this winter break with our online course delivery.

    online class

    For students & professionals

    Whether you’re a university student, gap year student, recent graduate, or young professional, this course welcomes participants who are motivated to gain an introductory course to renewable energy no matter the stage of your profession.

    Begin your educational adventure today

    Expand your global education. Get started today.


    Get started now
    Now accepting applications from university students and professionals who are the next generation of sustainability leaders.

    Have questions? See our FAQ page.
    Or contact [email protected]

    Single Pay
    One-time payment of $1600

    Secure your spot with a one-time, easy payment


    Save money by paying up front


    No need to worry about payment reminders


    Get started on your adventure right away!

    Monthly Pay

    5-Month Payment Plan of $380/month


    Pay for your program over time in five smaller payments


    No credit check & no forms to fill out


    Get a head start on securing your spot!

    Our other Iceland programs

    hybrid program icons

    Explore our “Learn Now, Travel Later” hybrid Iceland program.

    plane grad3

    Explore our Iceland abroad program.

    Interested in a program package?

    Enroll in two or more TGP programs and save up to $500.

    Are you ready to go GREEN?

    Your first step is to complete and submit an application. Upon acceptance, a TGP member will reach out to you with your next steps for enrollment. We look forward to traveling with you soon! (Please note that spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

    Skip to content