Renewable Energy Technologies, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
Online
The Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies from Engineering Institute of Technology is an advanced program. It is presented at a considerably higher level than the Advanced Diploma and bachelor degree level programs and intending students should be aware of the greater challenge.

About

This Renewable Energy Technologies Certificate has identical standing and level to that of a university graduate diploma, but is focused on the career outcomes of a professional engineer and technologist. As the title suggests, it has a greater vocational or ‘job related’ emphasis, and focuses more on developing practical skills that you can apply to the workplace, rather than theory alone.

View program details here: https://goo.gl/YVIVPH

A feature of this program is that in using web collaborative technologies you will not only study and work with your peers around the world on various renewable energy design projects, but you will do this conveniently from your desktop using the latest techniques in live web and video conferencing.

The Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies from Engineering Institute of Technology focuses on the mainstream technologies viz. photovoltaic, wind and small hydro, but also covers other less common technologies such as biomass, osmotic and tide power generation, among others. The course deals with practical issues of renewable energy that will confront an advanced practitioner in the field. For example, you will be exposed to the modeling and simulation of wind turbines, and the design of wind farms.

You will also be expected to undertake advanced design and conceptualisation work in which you will apply the calculations learned in less advanced programs. Some of the work and study you will be undertaking will involve pioneering technology and exploring new approaches. There is a definite ongoing need for highly qualified and skilled specialists in the Renewable Engineering field and this course caters for that need. Upon completing this program you will be able to show technical leadership in the field of Renewable Energy, and be recognised as an advanced practitioner in the field.

Programme Structure

The Graduate Certificate is an intensive part-time program, conducted over 6 months*. Unlike other universities or academic institutions, we operate almost all year round without extended breaks between semesters. The course is composed of 4 units, each conducted over 6 weeks.

  • Unit 1 - Fundamentals and General Distribution/Interconnection Components
  • Unit 2 - Small Hydro and Other Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Unit 3 - Solar-Based Systems
  • Unit 4 - Wind Power Systems
* Please note: this does not include the program unduction week, examination weeks or end of year festive season break. Total time to complete the program may take up to 30 weeks.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
Check your fit with this programme

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

This Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies program is an advanced program designed for individuals who may already have an undergraduate qualification such as a Bachelor Science in Engineering or higher or, if you are lacking this, relevant substantial experience in the subject area (subject to the approval of the Dean) combined with evidence of continuing professional development. The program involves depth and complexity in varied specialised contexts. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and potential students include:

  • Practising engineers or technologists with advanced knowledge, experience and education in the subject (such as a relevant bachelor’s degree)
  • Practising engineers, technologists or technicians with demonstrated competence in a career relevant to the subject (and a relevant bachelor's degree, or subject to the approval of the Dean if this is lacking)
  • Engineers ortechnologists holding a bachelor’s degree from another discipline (such as mechanical and chemical engineering) wanting to up-skill in this area.

Technological Requirements

All you need in order to join the webinars once registered for the program is an adequate internet connection, PC, speakers and a microphone. The software package and setup details will be sent to you prior to the program

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Perth

1330 - 1470 AUD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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