Why study the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies with UTS Online? 

A pathway to a fulfilling career in energy innovation, where sustainability is paramount

Data-driven leadership for ethical, accurate and reliable decision-making

Forge a boundless future with adaptable leadership and cutting-edge skills for real-world impact

100% online with support from enrolment through to graduation 

Who is this course for?

The UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies is designed for professionals who want to drive change and innovation across global energy challenges, preparing them for a clean energy future. You might be looking to:

  • Evaluate emerging technologies, communicate scientific concepts, and make informed decisions to solve complex problems in sustainable energy
  • Gain multidisciplinary expertise in technical and economic analysis, social and community impact, and technology integration for sustainable energy management
  • Integrate technological advancements and gain skills to influence policy and drive innovation
  • Navigate the complexities of sustainable energy and make informed decisions in a dynamic environment
Learning outcomes
Empowering sustainability

Research and critically evaluate clean energy technologies, energy storage systems, and innovations in clean energy, providing solutions for complex problems using authentic case studies.​

Evaluate emerging energy technologies

Be able to evaluate and justify the benefits and shortcomings of emerging energy technologies​.

Analyse public policy impact on health

Be confident in evaluating the impact public policy has on the health and well-being of individuals.​

Career-advancing leadership skills

Showcase and reflect on newly developed leadership skills to create a professional development profile for career progression and promotion.

To learn more about how these learning outcomes can help you advance your career, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors.

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What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies comprises four online subjects (24 credit points [CP] in total). 


Complete the following subjects (24 CP):

Shaping Policies for the Future (6 CP) 

This subject examines the impact of public policy on health and wellbeing, including evidence-based science policies in climate change mitigation, sustainable development, and population-level vaccination initiatives. It also explores the regulatory frameworks and governing bodies that shape the field of science globally. Through critical analysis, students gain an understanding of the complex decision-making processes involved in formulating public policies, which rely on scientific, economic, social, and political factors.

Clean Energy Technology (6 CP) 

This subject focuses on addressing global energy challenges by exploring energy supply and storage systems from a scientific perspective. It covers the operation principles of energy generation and storage systems, advantages, and major drawbacks. Students learn about collaboration with other scientific disciplines and the importance of non-conventional and renewable energy sources for sustainable development. Effective solutions from various sources are emphasized to provide a sustainable, affordable, and secure energy future.

Sustainable Energy: Sources and Systems (6 CP) 

This subject emphasizes the importance of sustainable energy for economic growth, human development, and environmental health. Students gain an understanding of the scientific principles behind various sources of sustainable energy and how they can be harnessed and stored. The subject equips students with the knowledge to design infrastructure to store energy and tackle a range of energy problems. As scientific research advances, the adoption of sustainable energy technologies continues to grow in importance and reliability.

Innovations in Energy (6 CP)

This subject provides fundamental knowledge on emerging energy technologies, from clean energy conversion to energy storage, and explores how they can be implemented in mass adoption. It examines the transition from innovation to implementation and evaluates the economic, social, and scientific impacts of different energy technologies. Students can focus on a chosen energy innovation and take a multidisciplinary approach to gain the knowledge needed to participate in the rapidly evolving energy frontiers.

Note: Most subjects at UTS are worth 6 CP (credit points) but this can vary across courses

Upcoming intakes

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.

Course information

Entry requirements

  • Completion of a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a chemistry, physics, engineering or environmental science field.
  • See here the full defined list of acceptable Fields of Education
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Chemical engineering
    • Chemical sciences
    • Communications technologies
    • Electrical and electronic engineering and technology
    • Electrical engineering
    • Engineering and related Technologies, n.e.c.
    • Environmental engineering
    • Environmental studies
    • Fire technology
    • Manufacturing engineering and technology
    • Materials engineering
    • Mining engineering
    • Physics
    • Process and resources engineering
    • Process and resources engineering, n.e.c.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. 


English language requirements

English language requirements apply to both international and domestic students. Please refer to the UTS English language requirements for further information on how to satisfy the requirements for the course/s.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper-based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

For more information, schedule a 15-minute call with a Student Enrolment Advisor. 

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To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

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Career outcomes

Studying UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies may lead to roles such as:

  • Energy Consultant  
  • Senior Energy Consultant  
  • Renewable Energy Consultant  
  • Business Development Manager (Energy)  
  • Renewable Energy Engineer  
  • Electrical Design Engineer (Energy and Battery)  
  • Carbon Capture Consultant  
  • Sustainability Specialist  
  • Environmental Sustainable Design Consultant 

To learn more about career outcomes, download a course guide

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Meet our Course Director

“Our graduates are equipped with the technical knowledge and leadership skills to assess, select, and recommend the best practices in sustainable energy. They are the future leaders who will collaborate across disciplines, making a significant difference in tackling the pressing challenge of our time – climate change and its impact on our society, health, and the ecosystem.”

Dr Parvez Mahmud
Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences;
Program Director, Master of Sustainable Energy and Master of Sustainable Leadership

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