Courses are offered in many ways that help meet the needs of a varied student population. From standard in-classroom study to summer classes and even online offerings, the opportunities to pursue higher education have never been easier.
An energy program teaches students about the ways in which the world’s need and demand for power are met. Studies may focus on one particular resource or cover the development of alternatives. Sustainable sources may be explored as well.
Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.
Course Online in Energy Studies in Europe
The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity. [+]
The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity.
The course is aimed broadly at people interested in learning more about interconnected issues in energy and climate policy globally. It assumes a level of interest but no necessary previous knowledge. However, the course also offers sufficient up to date research and new critical perspectives to be of interest to people with expertise in or academic familiarity with the topic as well. ... [-]
Offshore wind energy is a fast growing renewable energy technology that is built upon the expertise of several engineering disciplines. Engineers who work in wind farm design, operation and maintenance must understand the various disciplines involved in order to meet energy production and cost reductions goals. This is equally true of professionals who are new to this field. [+]
Offshore wind energy is a fast growing renewable energy technology that is built upon the expertise of several engineering disciplines. Engineers who work in wind farm design, operation and maintenance must understand the various disciplines involved in order to meet energy production and cost reductions goals. This is equally true of professionals who are new to this field.
Practical case study
This course was designed with the needs of working professionals in mind. It focuses on how the various engineering disciplines integrate into the design and installation of offshore wind farms. At its core is a practical case study of the design, construction, and operation of an offshore wind farm. Each learning week will focus on a particular discipline, examining issues and challenges such as external conditions, installation logistics, dynamics, grid integration, operation, and maintenance.... [-]
This course gives students an overview of the multidisciplinary aspects of wind turbines without too much detailed study of the literature of all these aspects. It will explain the relevant technologies at a similarly accessible level. [+]
Wind turbines involve many technical aspects: rotor blades, gearboxes, generators, control systems, etc. These are based on many physical disciplines, such as dynamics, statics, aerodynamics and electricity. Anyone who wants to apply their scientific or engineering skills to wind turbines should have an overview of the technology with which they interact. This course provides such an overview and helps you understand how the various components of a wind energy system act together. This course gives students an overview of the multidisciplinary aspects of wind turbines without too much detailed study of the literature of all these aspects. It will explain the relevant technologies at a similarly accessible level. Different aspect of wind energy What you need to bring is some basic understanding of engineering sciences and we will get you up to speed with the relevance and application to wind turbine physics and technology. Each week a different aspect of wind energy is highlighted with online lectures, readings and animations. Quizzes are used to test your progress and weekly exercises help you master the subject. You can discuss the topics with fellow learners in the discussion forum where you can help each other. The lecturers will also assist in answering questions. At the end of the course, you can demonstrate what you have learned in a proctored written exam. Specialist technical knowledge Do you study or specialize in a technical domain and want to apply this knowledge to wind turbines? By taking this course you will kick-start your career... [-]
Attain the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety to confidently work in an industry that is known to need the best health and safety guidelines. [+]
This course is for anyone who is currently in, or going in to, the oil and gas industry and need a world recognised set of health and safety principles to maintain best practice on a day-to-day basis.Requirements
There are no pre-requisites for this course.What marks this course apart?
People who hold the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety can work either onshore or offshore, they can usually function in roles such as HSE Manager, Officer or Supervisor.... [-]
“Sustainable energy — energy that is accessible, cleaner and more efficient—powers opportunity. It grows economies. It lights up homes, schools and hospitals. It empowers women and local communities. And it paves a path out of poverty to greater prosperity for all.” UN Sustainable Energy for All [+]
“Sustainable energy — energy that is accessible, cleaner and more efficient—powers opportunity. It grows economies. It lights up homes, schools and hospitals. It empowers women and local communities. And it paves a path out of poverty to greater prosperity for all.” UN Sustainable Energy for All
Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive. Development is not possible without energy, and sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy.
This online programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development at a global scale. It will present the case on how renewable energies represent at the same time an environmental necessity and an economic opportunity.... [-]
Understand the critical energy challenges the world faces and analyse the political economy of the global energy industry. [+]
Energy is often said to be the lifeblood of modern society. Multiple sea changes are currently afoot in the global economy, at the heart of which lies energy.Understand the numerous critical energy challenges the world faces
The goal of this free online course is to examine the numerous critical energy challenges we are facing, and the complex interaction between the economics and politics of global energy markets.
Over six weeks, we will explore: the causes and implications of low oil prices for global energy markets and geopolitics; the success of North American shale gas and the desire of other countries, particularly China, to replicate it in future; the state of US natural gas and oil production; and the impact of the shale revolution and low oil prices on OPEC and Russia.... [-]
Explore the current state and future potential of solar PV technology, and get new insights into the solar photovoltaics market. [+]
Harnessing the power of the sun has been the dream of energy professionals for decades. Now, with solar photovoltaic technology becoming more and more affordable, scalable and accessible, that dream is getting closer to reality.
This online course looks at solar PV in depth, examining its potential for today and the near future, exploring the technical challenges, and assessing the commercial opportunities.
It offers you an unparalleled insight into the global solar power market and will give you the knowledge and practical details to shape and lead the future of solar energy.What topics will you cover? Which are the drivers influencing the PV business Challenges associated with the world How to anticipate the changing market Business opportunities discovery How to develop a PV project of any type What will you achieve? ... [-]
Get an introduction to how HR, specifically Green HR, can help create a business that’s environmentally friendly. [+]
Sustainability is an embedded practice in many businesses. It recognizes the long-term benefits of acknowledging the social and environmental impacts of production and consumption. While governments encourage responsible social and environmental action, implementation is often left to individual organizations and many of these are under pressure from shareholders driven by a profit-centered return on investment (ROI) model. And so, environmental and sustainable practices often become an HR matter - it’s people that must make the difference.
This course will explore what constitutes sustainability from both ecological and business perspectives. We will investigate the emergence of sustainable approaches to human resources, known as ‘Green HR’, and identify various types of sustainability models.... [-]
Find out how smart grids and big data can help citizens, companies, and cities understand energy use and reduce carbon footprint. [+]
This online course provides a technological and behavioral framework to help citizens, companies, and cities to reduce their carbon footprint.
You’ll look at energy production models and use basic tools to integrate yourself into the energy production cycle. You’ll find out how smart grids work, at both a small and large scale. And you’ll collect big data from smart grids and analyze it to understand energy consumption.
Finally, you’ll look at how you can lobby public institutions, to boost energy innovation and sustainability, in both urban and rural environments.What topics will you cover? The power and energy transition impact in the world economy How smart grids will enhance the era of information What is a smart city and how can we make cities smarter Smarts citizens: new forms of mobility and energy consumption and production New business models for smart cities What will you achieve? ... [-]
Take a look at the future and learn how to develop and use models in environmental and energy economics. [+]
What will our future look like? Will we continue burning fossil fuels or will we live in a 100% renewable world? How can we address climate change and what policies do we need to implement?
We will provide you with model examples to make you familiar with aspects of economic modeling and state-of-the-art research on current debates in energy policy.
This online course explores these concerns, using models in environmental and energy economics. You will learn how to design models, how to interpret and use results to make informed decisions, and how to use models to assess energy and environmental policies.What topics will you cover? Climate change and energy policies. Evidence-based recommendations on current problems of energy policy. Models in environmental economics and energy economics. Building blocks of models and possible applications. Informed decisions by the results of different modeling approaches. What will you achieve? ... [-]
Learn how to analyze energy transition cases from technological, legal, economics, spatial, and social perspectives. [+]
Today, energy systems are confronted with pressing global challenges: economic and social development, poverty eradication, adequate food production, health for all, conservation of ecosystems, peace, and security. A major transformation – the energy transition - is required to address these challenges.
In this course we will take the multidisciplinary approach to examine the energy transition question, providing you with the framework and methods to analyze the question yourself. Will you solve the energy puzzle?What topics will you cover? Energy transition and sustainability Technical aspects of energy transition Spatial Planning Integrated Energy System Psychological aspect of energy transition Law aspect of energy transition Energy Systems Economic aspect of energy transition What will you achieve? ... [-]
Understand how blockchain works, where the technology has come from and why it will empower energy customers like never before. [+]
This online course studies the incredibly disruptive potential of blockchain technology in the energy sector. You will look at how blockchain works and start to understand the background, value proposition and geopolitical context that brought it to the center of everyone’s attention.
The course will offer a clear overview of how and why blockchain will take over the energy sector, optimizing old processes and empowering the customers like never before. This will create a new paradigm, where users can buy and sell energy from and to each other.What topics will you cover? What is blockchain? Digital currencies The evolution and future of blockchain Smart contracts and decentralized applications Blockchain in the energy sector: the new paradigm P2P energy trading Blockchain applied to EV charging What will you achieve? ... [-]
In recent decades there’s been increasing global concern about the sustainability of our use of fossil fuels and nuclear power, which has led to increased interest in more sustainable renewable energy sources. [+]
In recent decades there’s been increasing global concern about the sustainability of our use of fossil fuels and nuclear power, which has led to increased interest in more sustainable renewable energy sources.
These ‘renewables’ have been utilised for centuries, in water mills, windmills and wood stoves, but in recent years we’ve developed the technology to utilise these natural power sources on a much larger scale.
During this free online course, we’ll study renewable energy using the four Greek elements as our weekly themes:Earth – here we introduce the Earth’s renewable energy sources, most of which are derived from power delivered by the Sun. Air – here we look at wind power. Fire – here we focus on the direct power of the Sun. Water – here we look at hydropower. ... [-]