MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

Sustainability Courses

Credit: Marty Nee

Students can choose from over 60 sustainability courses institute wide as they pursue the Sustainability Certificate.

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Below is a collection of MIT graduate level sustainability courses that count towards the Sustainability Certificate elective requirements. While course details are provided, please be sure to verify course dates, times, and credits in the MIT course registration system, as updates may occur that are not immediately reflected on this page. 

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
1.147
Startup Sustainable Tech Spring 12

Startup Sustainable Tech

Spring 12
1.224
Machine Learning for Sustainable Systems Spring 6

Machine Learning for Sustainable Systems

Spring 6
1.74
Land, Water, Food and Climate Fall 9

Land, Water, Food and Climate

Fall 9
11.165 1.286
Urban Energy Systems and Policy Fall 12

Urban Energy Systems and Policy

Fall 12
11.169 11.269
Global Climate Policy and Sustainability Spring 12

Global Climate Policy and Sustainability

Spring 12
11.255
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector Spring 12

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector

Spring 12
11.2952
Socially Responsible Real Estate Development Fall 6

Socially Responsible Real Estate Development

Fall 6
11.308J 4.213J
Ecological Urbanism Seminar Spring 12

Ecological Urbanism Seminar

Spring 12
11.350
Sustainable Real Estate: Economics and Business Spring 12

Sustainable Real Estate: Economics and Business

Spring 12
11.368
Environmental Justice: Law and Policy Fall 12

Environmental Justice: Law and Policy

Fall 12
11.371J 1.818J
Sustainable Energy Fall 12

Sustainable Energy

Fall 12
11.382
Water Diplomacy - The Science, Policy, and Politics of Managing Shared Resources Spring 12

Water Diplomacy - The Science, Policy, and Politics of Managing Shared Resources

Spring 12
11.474 EC.715
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fall 12

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Fall 12
11.475
Navigating Politics & Power in Water & Sanitation Planning Spring 12

Navigating Politics & Power in Water & Sanitation Planning

Spring 12
11.601
Intro to Environmental Policy and Planning Fall 12

Intro to Environmental Policy and Planning

Fall 12
11.701
Intro to International Development Planning Fall 12

Intro to International Development Planning

Fall 12
12.885 11.373
Science, Politics and Environmental Policy Fall 9

Science, Politics and Environmental Policy

Fall 9
14.420
Environmental Policy and Economics Spring 12

Environmental Policy and Economics

Spring 12
14.475
Environmental Economics Spring 12

Environmental Economics

Spring 12
15.014
Applied Macro and International Economics II (Macroeconomic Development and Sustainability) Spring 9

Applied Macro and International Economics II (Macroeconomic Development and Sustainability)

Spring 9
15.020
Economics of Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability Fall 12

Economics of Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability

Fall 12
15.027
Opportunities in Developing Economies Spring 6

Opportunities in Developing Economies

Spring 6
15.036 5.000[J]
Dimensions of Geoengineering Fall 6

Dimensions of Geoengineering

Fall 6
15.038
Energy Economics and Policy Spring 12

Energy Economics and Policy

Spring 12
15.219
Global Energy: Politics, Markets, and Policy Spring 12

Global Energy: Politics, Markets, and Policy

Spring 12
15.225
Economy and Business in Modern China: China Lab Spring 12

Economy and Business in Modern China: China Lab

Spring 12
15.232
Breakthrough Ventures: Effective Business Models in Frontier Markets Spring 6

Breakthrough Ventures: Effective Business Models in Frontier Markets

Spring 6
15.268
Choice Points: Readings on the Exercise of Power & Responsibility Spring 9

Choice Points: Readings on the Exercise of Power & Responsibility

Spring 9
15.270
Ethical Practice: Leading Through Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and System Design Spring 6

Ethical Practice: Leading Through Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and System Design

Spring 6
15.366
Climate and Energy Ventures Fall 12

Climate and Energy Ventures

Fall 12
15.375 EC.731
Global Ventures Fall 12

Global Ventures

Fall 12
15.385
Innovating for Impact Fall 6

Innovating for Impact

Fall 6
15.389
Global Entrepreneurship Lab Fall 12

Global Entrepreneurship Lab

Fall 12
15.499
Social Impact Investing Spring 6

Social Impact Investing

Spring 6
15.655 IDS.435
Law, Technology and Public Policy Fall 12

Law, Technology and Public Policy

Fall 12
15.657 SCM.137
Technology, Globalization & Sustainable Development Fall 12

Technology, Globalization & Sustainable Development

Fall 12
15.662
People and Profits: Shaping the Future of Work Spring 6

People and Profits: Shaping the Future of Work

Spring 6
15.663
Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics Spring 12

Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics

Spring 12
15.671
U-Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self Fall 6

U-Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self

Fall 6
15.679
Bridging the American Divides: Work, Community and Culture - USA Lab Spring 9

Bridging the American Divides: Work, Community and Culture - USA Lab

Spring 9
15.768
Management of Services: Concepts, Design and Delivery Fall 9

Management of Services: Concepts, Design and Delivery

Fall 9
15.769
Operations Strategy Spring 9

Operations Strategy

Spring 9
15.783
Product Design and Development Spring 12

Product Design and Development

Spring 12
15.871
Introduction to System Dynamics Fall 6

Introduction to System Dynamics

Fall 6
15.873
System Dynamics for Business and Policy Spring 9

System Dynamics for Business and Policy

Spring 9
15.874 12.387
Environmental Governance and Science Fall 9

Environmental Governance and Science

Fall 9
15.878
Capstone Seminar in Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Spring 6

Capstone Seminar in Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Spring 6
15.915
Laboratory for Sustainable Business (S-Lab) Spring 12

Laboratory for Sustainable Business (S-Lab)

Spring 12
15.S03
SSIM: Leading the Way: Individual and Organizational Perspectives on Advancing Equity and Inclusion Spring 9

SSIM: Leading the Way: Individual and Organizational Perspectives on Advancing Equity and Inclusion

Spring 9
15.S05
SSIM: Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Strategies for a Sustainable Future Spring 6

SSIM: Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Strategies for a Sustainable Future

Spring 6
15.S70
Impact Ventures Fall 12

Impact Ventures

Fall 12
15.S9
SSIM: Managing Crucial Conversations About & Across Difference Fall 6

SSIM: Managing Crucial Conversations About & Across Difference

Fall 6
2.830
Energy, Materials, and Manufacturing Spring 12

Energy, Materials, and Manufacturing

Spring 12
2.832
Solving for Carbon Neutrality at MIT Spring 12

Solving for Carbon Neutrality at MIT

Spring 12
2.871
D-Lab: Supply Chains Spring 12

D-Lab: Supply Chains

Spring 12
2.965[J]
Global Supply Chain Management Spring 6

Global Supply Chain Management

Spring 6
2.S985
Exploring Sustainability at Different Scales Fall 12

Exploring Sustainability at Different Scales

Fall 12
21A.429 STS.320J
Environmental Conflict and Social Change Spring 12

Environmental Conflict and Social Change

Spring 12
4.401 4.464
Environmental Technologies in Buildings Fall 12

Environmental Technologies in Buildings

Fall 12
5.00
Energy Technology and Policy: From Principles to Practice Fall 9

Energy Technology and Policy: From Principles to Practice

Fall 9
CMS.875
Reading Climate Through Media Spring 12

Reading Climate Through Media

Spring 12
EC. 782 2.652J
D-Lab: Applications of Energy in Global Development Fall 12

D-Lab: Applications of Energy in Global Development

Fall 12
EC.701 EC.781
D-Lab: Development Fall 12

D-Lab: Development

Fall 12
EC.717 EC.787
D-Lab: Education and Learning Spring 9

D-Lab: Education and Learning

Spring 9
EC.719 EC.789
D-Lab: Water, Climate Change and Health Spring 12

D-Lab: Water, Climate Change and Health

Spring 12
EC.750 EC.785
Humanitarian Innovation: Design for Relief, Rebuilding, and Recovery Spring 12

Humanitarian Innovation: Design for Relief, Rebuilding, and Recovery

Spring 12
EC.782 EC.712
Applications of Energy in Global Development Fall 12

Applications of Energy in Global Development

Fall 12
EC.791 EC.711
D-Lab: Introduction to Energy in Global Development Spring 12

D-Lab: Introduction to Energy in Global Development

Spring 12
SCM.124 IDS.521
Energy Systems and Climate Change Fall 12

Energy Systems and Climate Change

Fall 12
SCM.283
Humanitarian Logistics Spring 6

Humanitarian Logistics

Spring 6
SCM.290
Sustainable Supply Chains Spring 6

Sustainable Supply Chains

Spring 6

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