Online Microcredential in Science, Engineering & Maths

Renewable Energy Microgrids: Energy Management in Standalone and Grid-Connected Modes

Discover renewable energy microgrids: the impact on grid resilience, reliance on transmission lines, and advancing green careers.

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Microgrids to advance energy transition

The renewable energy sector, still in its nascent stages, requires innovative and pragmatic professionals to foster growth and implement sustainable solutions.

This online microcredential offered by Deakin University immerses you into the complex world of renewable energy microgrids, underscoring their critical role in advancing energy transition and promoting environmental sustainability.

You’ll learn about cutting-edge technologies and management strategies reshaping the energy sector, from urban centres to remote communities.

Understand microgrid technologies in renewable energy

On the course of the microcredential, you’ll view key components and functions of microgrids, and how they integrate with renewable energy sources to enhance grid stability and energy independence.

Explore environmental impacts and career opportunities

Throughout the microcredential, you’ll discover the benefits of implementing microgrid technologies and how mastering these systems can advance your career in the sustainable energy sector.

Delve into standalone and grid-connected systems

Gain insights into the operational differences and advantages of standalone versus grid-connected microgrid systems, enhancing your technical and strategic skills.

Enhance grid resilience and reduce reliance on transmission lines

Understand how microgrids contribute to grid resilience and reduce dependence on traditional transmission lines, aiding the energy transition and unlocking green career opportunities.

Analyse technical and regulatory influences on microgrids

Study how technical specifications and regulatory policies shape microgrid development and deployment, preparing you to make informed decisions in your field

Master key concepts and strategies for renewable energy

Learn to define key concepts and strategies for achieving Net Zero across various sectors, identify control strategies for grid-following and grid-forming inverters, and apply critical analysis to real-world microgrid specifications.

You’ll gain the skills to recognise commissioning options and overcome technical and regulatory challenges in renewable energy integration.

Apply microgrid solutions to real-world challenges

On this microcredential, you’ll review practical case studies and apply theoretical knowledge to address real-world energy challenges, improving system efficiency and effectiveness.

By the conclusion of this microcredential, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of how microgrids operate, their impact on the environment, and their potential to transform the energy landscape.

How will this help my career?

This microcredential in renewable energy microgrids prepares you for advanced roles in the growing field of sustainable energy.

You’ll gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in managing and implementing microgrid technologies, a highly sought-after specialisation as industries continue to shift towards more sustainable energy solutions.

By understanding standalone and interconnected systems, you’ll be a valuable asset to companies aiming to enhance energy efficiency and sustainable operations.

What will I receive?

Upon successful completion of the written assessment, you’ll be awarded 0.5 postgraduate level credits from Deakin University, and a Credly digital badge. You can build up your credits by completing more of the microcredentials offered by Deakin University.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of this course, you’ll carry out a comparative analysis on microgrid commissioning in standalone and grid-connected modes.

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What skills will you learn?

  • Engineering
  • Project design
  • Project management
  • Project evaluation
  • Change management
  • Climate action
  • Consulting
  • Policy design
  • Policy evaluation

What you will achieve

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • Define the key concepts and strategies for achieving Net Zero across various sectors with consideration of the economic and practical challenges involved
  • Identify the principles and control strategies of grid-following and grid-forming inverters in microgrids and the compliance with relevant standards and rules
  • Apply critical analysis on the real-world microgrid specifications, including commissioning options and recommendations to overcome technical and regulatory challenges in renewable energy integration
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and evaluative judgement on task application

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

No particular skills or experience are required to be eligible for this microcredential, although you should have a strong interest in renewable energy, energy transition, microgrids, and energy policy.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for anyone interested in learning more about renewable energy microgrids.

It will suit both professionals already working in energy-related roles and learners with a background in engineering, data science, modelling, transportation, and more


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Before learning

    You’ll have access to the welcome area to introduce yourself and familiarise yourself with the microcredential structure and course materials.

  • Course

    From 24 Jun 2024

    Renewable Energy Microgrids: Energy Management in Standalone and Grid-Connected Modes

    Discover renewable energy microgrids: the impact on grid resilience, reliance on transmission lines, and advancing green careers.

    6 weeks

    10 hours per week

  • After learning

    You’ll receive a statement of completion from FutureLearn and digital certificate from Deakin University.

What you will receive

0.5 Deakin Credits Points at Postgraduate level from Deakin University

You’ll receive a digital Credly badge worth 0.5 postgraduate level credits. With these credits, you can build towards a degree from Deakin University.

Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.

A Digital Badge from Deakin University and Credly

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What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

Learn online with expert instructors

Complete online courses led by experts over multiple weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.

Complete project-based assessments

Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.

Earn a professional credential

Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.

Advance further in your career

Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

Career-focused learning by Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Delivered by experts

Dr Saman A. Gorji, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is currently a Senior Lecturer of electrical and renewable energy engineering at Deakin University.

Elnaz Firouzmad is currently a visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne, specializing in control system theory.

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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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