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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Energy Principles and Renewable Energy Certificate in collaboration with University of Queensland - UQx. An introduction to the language of energy, key scientific principles that underpin energy systems, future energy challenges and available renewable energy options.

About

The Energy Principles and Renewable Energy Certificate, which is part of Sustainable Energy MicroMasters Program and is offered by EdX in partnership with University of Queensland - UQx, addresses the important global issue of transitioning to a sustainable energy future.

The course covers: basic energy concepts and terms; energy systems; the challenge of fossil-fuel greenhouse gas emissions from power generation; and describes and evaluates a range of renewable energy technologies.  Renewable energy technologies analysed include: bioenergy, geothermal, solar, wind power, hydropower and ocean power.

This course is part of the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters series.  You may take the course as a single course or complete all four courses in the series.There are two enrolment options: verified enrolment and audit enrolment.  If you enrol as a verified learner and successfully complete all four courses and the Capstone Assessment you will qualify for the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters credential.

A Sustainable Energy MicroMasters credential is worthwhile in itself, but, if you wish to continue your studies, the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters credential could be used towards studying the Master of Sustainable Energy at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.Learners who choose to enrol as verified, will be required to write an assignment, and achieve an overall passing grade of 70% or above in order to receive the downloadable verified certificate.

What you'll learn

  • The language of energy
  • The challenges involved in providing sustainable energy supply
  • Key scientific principles that underpin energy systems
  • The basics of a number of available renewable energy options
  • The role of energy storage

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      12 weeks; 10 to 12 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Topic 0: Energy Literacy
  • Topic 1: The Challenge
  • Topic 2: Energy Systems
  • Topic 3: Bioenergy
  • Topic 4: Geothermal
  • Topic 5: Solar
  • Topic 6: Wind
  • Topic 7: Hydropower
  • Topic 8: Ocean Power
  • Topic 9: Energy Storage
  • Topic 10: Electricity Management

Lecturers

  • Simon Smart -  Senior Research Fellow, Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, The University of Queensland

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Ability to perform simple mathematical operations.
  • Advanced English language skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 84 days.
  • National Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 84 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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