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Graduate Certificate in  Sustainable Energy

Program code: 5682
CRICOS code: 094110E

Location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (17 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Gain the skill and understanding to tackle the current challenges and opportunities that come with a shift toward clean energy and decentralised renewable energy.

  • This program will develop your expertise in energy, climate change and research. It is ideal for early to mid-career industry professionals looking to update their skills.
  • Learn directly from leading academics and researchers as well as national and international practitioners in the field through a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach.
  • Study local, regional, national and global energy systems as you develop a deeper understanding of risk, sustainability and responsible business practices – the key drivers of change.
  • Represent a new breed of energy professional as you gain the skills to work toward a better energy future using the latest knowledge and innovation.

Represent the new generation of energy professionals and solve complex energy issues.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Get out in the field

    Some courses involve site visits to let you see first-hand the changing landscape of energy and power generation in Australia. Previous site visits have included open-cut mines, solar farms, innovative PV systems, and wave energy research centres.

  • Employability

    Grow your network

    Across the program you'll be presented with opportunities to network with industry, alumni and students. In addition to lectures and site visits, some courses also include industry evenings – where industry leaders deliver presentations over dinner.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Energy typically work in and move across a large number of industries and sectors – where they develop innovative solutions for energy problems.

Many graduates study the program for professional development reasons and proceed to move into leadership or management positions in industry, consultancy, government, or in non-government organisations and international agencies. 

Summary

  • Program code
    5682
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (17 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    094110E

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale OR relevant post-secondary study and at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and work experience will be individually assessed. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Engineering, Science, Environmental Management, Economics, Commerce, Business, Public Policy, International Development, Energy. 3-5 years practical experience in a related field is preferred.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

View the English proficiency policy

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $22,560
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Students are responsible for the cost of travel to attend intensive study blocks.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy is 5682. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - April 30 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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