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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy

  • Graduate Certificate

Prepare for the future and address the challenges at the nexus of energy, climate change and sustainability.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
5682, 094110E
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$22,560 per year / $22,560 total

About this course

This half year program is designed to address complex problems across disciplines and equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress to leadership positions in the energy sector.

You'll learn from leading academics and researchers, as well as national and international practitioners, about the complex nature of energy generation, distribution and supply, and the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable energy future. Plus the flexible course structure makes it easier for you to integrate your studies into your existing schedule.

You'll explore the crucial role of technology, policy and innovation in energy project management and development. You'll gain an understanding the importance of balancing the trade-offs between social, economic and environmental considerations. And you'll gain the skill and understanding to tackle the challenges and opportunities that come with a shift toward clean energy and decentralised renewable energy.

Your qualification may also allow you to be accepted into the Master of Sustainable Energy at UQ and accelerate your degree.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Learn from leaders in energy research who share your desire for a more sustainable, cleaner energy future.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to complete each course, whenever and wherever you choose.
  • Gain the critical knowledge and in-demand skills to stand out in your field.
  • Benefit from a program validated by top-tier companies to ensure your competitive advantage for career success.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Sustainable energy engineer
  • Solar energy technician
  • Energy project manager
  • Wind energy solutions manager
  • Energy and sustainability professional
  • Sustainability officer
  • Clean energy policy officer
  • Energy analyst
  • Renewable energy manager
  • Sustainability engagement manager