Renewable Energy Technologies, Postgraduate Certificate

Renewable Energy Technologies, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
Online
The  Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies 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 Graduate 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.

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 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 conceptualization 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 known 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

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

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

 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
  • Practising engineers, technologists or technicians with demonstrated competence in a career relevant to the subject
  • Engineers ortechnologists holding a bachelor’s degree from another discipline 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!

Tuition Fee

Funding

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