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Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy

Overview

Prepare for the future and address the challenges at the nexus of energy, climate change and sustainability.

This half year program is designed to address complex problems across disciplines and equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress to leadership positions in the energy sector.

You'll learn from leading academics and researchers as well as national and international practitioners, about the complex nature of energy generation, distribution and supply, and the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable energy future. Plus the flexible course structure makes it easier for you to integrate your studies into your existing schedule.

You'll explore the crucial role of technology, policy and innovation in energy project management and development. You'll gain an understanding the importance of balancing the trade-offs between social, economic and environmental considerations. And you'll gain the skill and understanding to tackle the challenges and opportunities that come with a shift toward clean energy and decentralised renewable energy.

Your qualification may also allow you to be accepted into the Master of Sustainable Energy at UQ and accelerate your degree.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (15 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5682
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$23464 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (15 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5682
CRICOS Code
094110E
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn from leaders in energy research who share your desire for a more sustainable, cleaner energy future.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to complete each course, whenever and wherever you choose.
  • Gain the critical knowledge and in-demand skills to stand out in your field.
  • Benefit from a program validated by top-tier companies to ensure your competitive advantage for career success.

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

14 in the world for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Energy Principles and Renewable Energy
  • Climate Science and Policy
  • Energy and Development
  • Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Sustainable energy engineer
  • Solar energy technician
  • Energy project manager
  • Wind energy solutions manager
  • Energy and sustainability professional
  • Sustainability officer
  • Clean energy policy officer
  • Energy analyst
  • Renewable energy manager
  • Sustainability engagement manager

Early-career salary

Environmental Engineer

$49K–$70K

payscale.com

Late-career salary

Environmental Engineer

$72K–$130K

payscale.com

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 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.

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 language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $23,464

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy for one semester in 2021. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,080

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy for one semester in 2021. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program. The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Additional costs

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

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit