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Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy

Program code: 5683
CRICOS code: 094111D

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (09 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (02 Jul, 2018)

With a diploma in sustainable energy, gain the necessary skill and understanding to tackle the current challenges and opportunities that come with a shift toward clean energy and decentralised renewable energy.

  • The Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Energy will develop your expertise in energy, climate change, sustainability and research. The program is aimed at early and mid-career industry professionals who want to update their knowledge.
  • Develop a deep understanding of risk and sustainability – the key drivers of change. Representing a new breed of energy professional, you will be working towards creating a better energy future through the latest knowledge and innovation.
  • Learn directly from leading academics and researchers, as well as national and international practitioners in the field. You'll study local, regional, national and global energy systems through a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach.
  • Choose between two fields of study: Carbon Management, which takes a business-focused approach to the energy industry, or Low Carbon Solutions, which takes an engineering and technology-focused approach.

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.

  • In the classroom

    Cross-disciplinary education

    The program is one of the few in the world that offers a cross-disciplinary education with direct industry contact and practical experience. Throughout your studies, you'll develop a deeper understanding of energy systems and challenges, and responsible business practices.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in 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
    5683
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (09 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (02 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    094111D

Entry requirements

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. 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, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Diploma 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.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma 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.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma 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 $36,688
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

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 Diploma 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 Diploma in Sustainable Energy is 5683. 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 Diploma 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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