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Do not enrol in the Capstone Assessment unless you are eligible to do so. Students must have completed and received a Verified Certificate in all four of the following courses for admission to the Capstone Assessment in order to gain the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters credential:

Ineligible learners will be automatically withdrawn from the Capstone Assessment.

About this course

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The Capstone Assessment is the last step to complete the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters® credential, designed to test knowledge and skills gained in:

ENGY0x Energy Principles and Renewable Energy
ENGY1x Climate Science and Policy
ENGY2x Energy and Development
ENGY3x Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems.

Learners who successfully gain a Verified Certificate in all four courses (ENGY0x, ENGY1x, ENGY2x and ENGY3x), and who pass the Capstone Assessment, will be awarded the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters® credential.

Participants who achieve a Sustainable Energy MicroMasters credential and who wish to continue their studies in the on-campus Master of Sustainable Energy at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, may be eligible to apply for credit.

The Capstone Assessment involves a 30 to 60 minute online interview with Professor Peta Ashworth or delegate at a time to suit while the Capstone is open. The interview will cover the participant's written assignments and content from all four courses.


  1. Do not enrol in the Capstone Assessment unless you are eligible to do so. Before you enrol you must have earned a Verified Certificate in all four courses (ENGY0x, ENGY1x, ENGY2x, ENGY3x). Ineligible learners will be automatically withdrawn from the Capstone Assessment.
  2. To satisfactorily complete the Capstone Assessment, you must demonstrate high-level English language skills equivalent to the level required by on-campus students at The University of Queensland. For more information, see The University of Queensland’s policy and procedures on English Language Proficiency Admission and Concurrent Support.
  3. The person participating in the Sustainable Energy Capstone Assessment interview must be the person who was enrolled in, and achieved, all four ENGYx certificates and whose identity was confirmed by edX. Plagiarism and cheating will result in expulsion from the program and repeal of certificate/s and credentials. Students must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the standards of behaviour set out in The University of Queensland’s student charter. These standards of behaviour are intended to promote the highest standards of honesty and academic integrity.

What you'll learn

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The Capstone Assessment will allow you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that you have acquired during the Sustainable Energy MicroMasters® program.

Meet your instructors

Professor Peta Ashworth
Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures
The University of Queensland

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Frequently asked questions

When will the Capstone Assessment be offered?

To enquire when the Sustainable Energy Capstone Assessment will be offered, please contact Professor Peta Ashworth ( p.ashworth@uq.edu.au ) or Dr Felicity Coffey ( felicity.coffey@uq.edu.au ).

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Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.