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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.

About

The 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, 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. This course also examines carbon intensive industries such as cement, steel making, paper and pulp manufactoring, 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.

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

  • 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 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:
  • Introduction to primary energy sources
  • Electricity from coal: Technology options and developments
  • Electricity from gas: Technology options and developments 
  • Carbon capture technology: Technology options and developments
  • Carbon transport and storage options: Technology options and developments
  • Transportation fuels

Lecturers

  • 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.

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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