Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy

The University of Queensland

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy program is designed to equip students to address this challenge of developing transition pathways that provide affordable, reliable and sustainable energy. The program aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of energy systems, responsible business practice and ways to address the threat of global temperature rise and broader climate change impacts. Interdisciplinary in nature, the GCSE is designed to address complex problems across a range of disciplines and equips graduates to progress to leadership and management positions across the energy sector. As a graduate of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy students will understand the complex nature of energy generation, distribution, and supply; the crucial roles of finance, technology, and regulation for energy project management and business development; and the critical importance of social license for assessing the dynamic energy landscape. Students will also develop a deep understanding of risk, innovation, and sustainability - the key drivers of change. Representing the new breed of energy professional individuals will be working towards creating a better energy future for all learning directly from leading international academics, researchers and industry representatives.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Postgraduate
Campus/Location: St Lucia
Institution CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Subjects

  • Sustainable energy

Ranked in the top 51 universities in the world as measured by the QS World University Rankings*, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading higher education institutions with:

  • more awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university
  • exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas at undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degree levels
  • opportunities for students to gain practical experience and make valuable connections with prospective employers through internships and work placements
  • the chance for students to study part of their degree overseas at one of the university's many highly ranked partner institutions.

With campuses based in and around the city of Brisbane, you will enjoy a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, including over 12,600 international students from 140 different countries across the globe.

Just seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre, UQ St Lucia - UQ's largest campus - is renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses. UQ St Lucia's beautiful sandstone architecture, parklands and lakes encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland's largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres.

UQ provides a comprehensive range of support services and orientation programs to help international students settle into Australia and enjoy the best possible study experience. These include:

  • in-country and online pre-departure sessions
  • airport pick-up for new international students
  • accommodation services
  • study skills workshops
  • free English language support
  • international student advisors
  • counselling
  • careers support
  • health and disability services
  • multi-faith chaplaincy service.

Student Services also coordinates Mates@UQ - a free program for all UQ students that encourages social and academic networks between Australian and international students at social events such as live music, barbecues, movies and dinners.

UQ students can benefit from a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies, including access to more than 200 affiliated clubs and societies - from the Debating Society to the Yoga and Meditation Club - as well as sports and cultural facilities.

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