• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 84 days
    Duration

About

The Energy and Development Certificate, which is part of Sustainable Energy MicroMasters Program and is also offered by EdX in partnership with University of Queensland - UQx, addresses the important issues of sustainable energy access and development. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the energy objectives, are considered. 

The course investigates the connections between food, energy and water and explores global change issues such as population, consumption, international trade, environmental degradation, resource depletion and conflict. Stakeholder identifiaction, prioritisation and management are also presented,

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 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • The implications of systems thinking for developing countries
  • The complexities around the food/energy/water nexus
  • The importance of stakeholder management for energy technology deployment
  • Skills for analysing stakeholder influence and importance
  • Development intervention approaches
  • The impact of population on energy systems

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 Include:

  • Topic 1: The importance of energy access 
  • Topic 2: Examining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Topic 3: Technology solutions for energy access
  • Topic 4: Population and resources
  • Topic 5: Development paradigms and approaches
  • Topic 6: Systems thinking

Lecturers

  • Peta Ashworth - Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, 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

    199 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 199 USD for the full programme and a duration of 84 days.
  • National Applies to you

    199 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 199 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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