Energy and Development, Certificate

Energy and Development, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 70 days


Are you concerned about developing countries’ access to energy? The Energy and Development 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 University of Queensland - UQx, examines the fundamental importance of energy transitions for achieving sustainable development. You will learn about the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the nexus that occurs around food, energy and water.

In this course, you will explore a range of global change issues and investigate the ensuing implications for energy. Issues covered include resource depletion, population, consumption, security and conflict. With a focus on both the developed, fast developing and developing countries you will learn about a range of legal, political, regulatory and behavioural frameworks and will be provided with a number of tools for prioritising stakeholders.

You will also learn about systems thinking and its application and relevance to the complex world we live in today. Another skill you will develop is stakeholder analysis and prioritisation. You will learn about the importance of stakeholder management and tips and ideas for communicating and engaging with them.

What you'll learn

  • The UN 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 70 days
    • Intensity 8 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      10 weeks, 8 to 10 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Topic 1: The Implications of Energy Access for All
  • Topic 2: Examining the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Topic 3: Development Paradigms
  • Topic 4: Policy Responses to the Changing Energy Landscape
  • Topic 5: Systems Thinking
  • Topic 6: Population and Resources
  • Topic 7: Trade agreements: Impacts on Wealth and Poverty
  • Topic 8: The Food Water Energy Nexus
  • Topic 9: Stakeholder Management and Social Licence to Operate
  • Topic 10: Technology Solutions for Energy Access


  • Peta Ashworth - Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, The University of Queensland

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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 70 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 70 days.
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