Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems, Certificate

Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems, Certificate

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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems Certificate in collaboration with University of Queensland - UQx. Analyse the role of current energy supply systems, including coal, hydrocarbons and nuclear, as well as emerging carbon storage technologies for the transition to low carbon energy supply.


Are you confused by the discussions about the role of coal and gas in today’s electricity supply? Is nuclear the answer to climate change problems but you have concerns about its safety, not to mention how these fuels fit in a sustainable energy supply?

The Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems Certificate, which is part of the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters Program and is also offered by EdX in partnership with University of Queensland - UQx University of Queensland - UQx, examines electricity generation from traditional sources including coal, gas and nuclear, and describes recent developments to improve efficiency and environmental performance. This includes the use of carbon capture and storage technology as a way of decarbonising electricity. We will also examine carbon intensive industries such as cement, steel making, paper, pulp and fertiliser production as well as carbon intensive transportation fuels.

You will be exposed to a number of the arguments for and against the use of fossil fuels. The course will help you to understand their role in the transition to a sustainable future and what the trade-offs might include.

What you'll learn

  • Current features of coal, gas and nuclear power generation technologies and their future development
  • Basic principles and emissions intensity of oil refining and coal to liquids processes for transportation fuels
  • New developments in carbon capture, transportation and storage processes
  • Case study of an unconventional gas industry
  • The implications of improving efficiencies in carbon intensive industrial processes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 56 days
    • Intensity 8 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      8 weeks, 8 to 10 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Topic 1: Introduction to Primary Energy Sources
  • Topic 2: Electricity from Coal
  • Topic 3: Electricity from Gas 
  • Topic 4: Transportation Fuels
  • Topic 5: Industrial Carbon Intensive Processes
  • Topic 6: Nuclear Power
  • Topic 7: Carbon Capture Technology Options and Developments
  • Topic 8: Carbon Transport and Storage Options


  • Diego Schmeda Lopez - Postdoctoral research fellow at the Dow Centre, The University of Queensland

  • Geoff Bongers - Adjunct Professor, The University of Queensland

  • Martin Oettinger - Deputy Director, Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technologies Limited (ACALET)

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 56 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 56 days.
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