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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 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5682
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$23632 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
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 2022

19 in the world for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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

$56K–$89K

payscale.com

Late-career salary

Environmental Engineer

$75K–$153K

payscale.com

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • to have completed post-secondary studies and 3 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience (see below), or
  • to have completed 5 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience (see below).
Applications based on post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • to have completed post-secondary studies and 3 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience (see below), or
  • to have completed 5 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience (see below).
Applications based on post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include engineering, science, environmental management, economics, commerce, business, public policy, international development, information technology, energy, law or architecture/design.



Relevant work experience

Relevant work experience includes work:

  • in engineering, science, environmental management, economics, commerce, business, public policy, international development, information technology, energy, law or architecture/design related field.

Related programs

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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

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

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Reduced fees (CSPs)

We offer a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for this program based on academic merit. We allocate CSPs after the closing date for applications and before Orientation.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $23,632

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Additional costs

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

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

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • May 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 - June 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

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