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Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology

  • Graduate Certificate

New Zealand is a recognised leader in ensuring best practice in geothermal development.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul
Domestic Fees
$5,267 per year

About this course

New Zealand is a recognised leader in ensuring best practice in geothermal development. Being in Auckland - a three-hour drive away from most of the country's high temperature geothermal systems - makes us perfectly suited to offer postgraduate study in this field. This highly practical programme focuses on providing the necessary applied knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in the geothermal industry. It includes two field trips to the Taupo volcanic zone, and learning from our highly-regarded staff, all of whom are members of the and .

Study locations

City

Course structure

This is a demanding programme with a high workload. It is only available during Semester Two. You will be expected to attend an average of four hours of lecture and two hours of tutorials each day, with additional work to be addressed during parts of your weekends.

You will need to complete:

  • Two 15 point compulsory courses focusing on a general overview of the geothermal industry and related technologies.
  • A 15 point research report on some aspect of geothermal exploration, development or exploitation, based on a study using field, lab, or theoretical methods.
  • One 15 point elective from the PGCertGeothermTech schedule. The lectures and examinations for these occur during weeks 8 to 13. Parts of this programme can therefore be completed in six-week blocks.
  • You must attend two week-long field trips to the Taupo volcanic zone, and complete a technical report after each trip. There will also be several day trips dedicated to visiting geothermal companies and sites of geological or geothermal interest.