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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters Program in collaboration with University of Queensland - UQx. Become an energy leader of the future. Learn how to overcome the challenges of transitioning to a low carbon energy system to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.

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Learn about the complex nature of energy generation, distribution and supply, and the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable energy future.

Our world is facing an energy crisis and we need professionals with interdisciplinary knowledge across science, policy and industry to help organizations prosper in the low carbon economy. 

The Sustainable Energy MicroMasters Program, which is offered by EdX in partnership with University of Queensland - UQx, will equip you with the knowledge to take on these challenges.

You will explore the crucial role of technology, policy and innovation in energy project management and development and grasp the importance of balancing the trade-offs between social, economic and environmental considerations.

You will gain a deep understanding of sustainability and risk management principles that you can apply to your own situation where it intersects with the complex world of energy.

This MicroMasters credential will showcase your in-depth knowledge of the dynamic nature of sustainable energy generation and supply.

This MicroMasters credential may allow you to take advantage of the opportunity to be accepted into the Master of Sustainable Energy at The University of Queensland and accelerate degree completion.

Job Outlook

Global renewable energy employment reached 8.1 million, a 5% increase, in 2015 (International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA))

Average salary for energy engineers in the US is $80,489, and $56,085 for energy consultants (Glassdoor)

Career prospects include: energy regulations or energy efficiency consultant; energy markets analyst; energy advisor or planner; project manager in renewable energy; business development in energy; operations manager in energy; energy efficiency engineer

What You'll Learn:

  • Define sustainability and its implications for global energy
  • Describe the principles of energy generation, supply and demand from the range of available technology options
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of energy technology options for different locations
  • Define the role of science and policy in transitioning to a sustainable energy future
  • Understand scenario planning, risk assessment, stakeholder management, communication and engagement skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 385 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      5 Courses in Program; 10-12 hours per week, per course
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1495 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1495 USD for the full programme and a duration of 385 days.
  • National

    1495 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1495 USD for the full programme and a duration of 385 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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