GC115 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy

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Plan: GC115 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy
Award abbreviation: GradCertSustEn
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 years (1 semester) full time. 1 year (2 semesters) part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/aeromecheng
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code: 053361C

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Objectives of the program

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Provide a pathway for graduate engineers and scientists, or those with an alternative acceptable qualification and significant experience in industry, to gain a postgraduate qualification in the burgeoning specialist area of ‘sustainable energy’.
  • Develop in graduating students the following capabilities:
  1. Specialist knowledge and understanding of, and practical skills in designing and working with, renewable-energy and energy-efficiency technologies
  2. Familiarity with and understanding of the economic, sociopolitical, policy and environmental context affecting sustainable energy technologies
  3. Application of innovative and integrative design and assessment processes to sustainable energy technologies
  4. Preparation of business cases for sustainable energy projects

 

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Articulation and pathways

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy (GC115) may apply for articulation into the full master's program (MC149) after successful completion of this intermediate program.

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy program may take the courses required in any order.

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Entrance requirements

The basic entrance requirement for the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy is a bachelor of engineering degree, or a bachelor of applied science degree that covers the physics of energy. Students with work or other experience equivalent to these formal entrance requirements may also be considered for entry to the program.

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External accreditation and industry links

No formal external accreditation is required for a graduate certificate by coursework of this kind. However, to ensure the quality of the program content and delivery, and that it meets the requirements of key external stakeholders, the Program Advisory Committee for the Mechanical and Automotive Discipline within the School of Aerospace, mechanical and Automotive Engineering, RMIT University, serves as a  reference committee for the program.  This Program Advisory Committee includes appropriate representation from external organisations such as industry and governmental organisations and receives regular reports from the Program Director of the M. Eng. (Sustainable Energy) program, of which this graduate certificate is a component.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources


Resources available from the Library:
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content:
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

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We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd 

 

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