Professional Certificate of Competency in Hydrogen Energy – Production, Delivery, Storage, and Use

Course Duration
  • 3 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 9 July 2024
  • 15 October 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Professional Certificate
  • Electrical Engineering
Course Fees

Course Overview

This course is designed for engineers and professionals who are interested in working within the developing multi-billion dollar Hydrogen Industry. It will benefit people who are interested in understanding how hydrogen is produced, stored, and utilized for energy applications. It is also designed for students who are interested in this exciting industry and want to understand how we can create a sustainable future with hydrogen technologies.

 Course Benefits

  • You may be eligible to claim CPD points through your local engineering association.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from EIT.
  • Learn from well-known faculty and industry experts from around the globe.
  • Flexibility of attending anytime from anywhere, even when you are working full-time.
  • Interact with industry experts during the webinars and get the latest updates/announcements on the subject.
  • Experience a global learning with students from various backgrounds and experience which is a great networking opportunity.
  • Understand fundamentals of hydrogen, the production process, application of hydrogen and international policies and laws.
  • Learn from industry experts on development and implementation of latest technologies in hydrogen based on hydrogen pricing, markets, and other economic factors.
  •  Gain practical insights on how to make a technical and commercial comparison between modern hydrogen production technologies.

Course Details

The course is composed of 12 modules, covering the fundamental principles and concepts used in process design and plant design.

This course provides the fundamentals of hydrogen energy and hydrogen energy storage as fuel cell and will also provide an understanding of the innovative technologies being implemented in hydrogen industry in the recent times. Hydrogen production methods are presented, with a specific attention to electrolysis as a means for producing hydrogen from renewable energies. Hydrogen storage methods are described and the process of electrical energy generation from hydrogen by using fuel cell technology is explained.

During this course, we will discuss in detail about hydrogen economy and future trends in addition to having a broad understanding of the opportunities and challenges with hydrogen and will develop an understanding of the properties and safety aspects of hydrogen, including its application to hydrogen production plants and refueling stations.

Topic 1

Hydrogen Properties and Overview

  1. Fundamentals of Hydrogen
  2. Chemical and Thermal Properties of Hydrogen
  3. Compatible Materials for Hydrogen
  4. Thermodynamic Properties of hydrogen
  5. Typical Applications of Hydrogen

Topic 2

Hydrogen Production Technologies

  1. Hydrogen Production Requirement
  2. Hydrogen from Fossil Fuel and Biomass
  3. Electrolysis Technologies for Hydrogen Production
  4. Considerations for Handling and Usage
  5. Case Studies

Topic 3

Issues Related to Scale of Production

  1. Several Grades of Hydrogen
  2. Concerns with Hydrogen from Fossil Fuels
  3. Green Hydrogen Considerations
  4. Energy Efficient Production on Large Scales

Topic 4

Storage Technologies for Hydrogen

  1. Main Strategies for Energy Storage Systems
  2. Physical Storage as Gas or Liquid
  3. Molten Materials and Liquid Chemicals
  4. Solid State Materials – Metal Hydrides

Topic 5

Hydrogen Conversion Technologies

  1. Conversion and Combustion Systems
  2. Fuel Cell Technologies and Systems
  3. Efficiency and Performance Considerations

Topic 6

Applications of Hydrogen Energy

  1. Hydrogen for Mobility Sector
  2. Hydrogen for Stationary Power and Energy
  3. Other Typical Hydrogen Energy Applications
  4. Advantages and Disadvantages with Respect to Fossil Fuels and Batteries

Topic 7

Hydrogen Infrastructure and Safety

  1. Infrastructure Requirements
  2. Safety and Norm Issues
  3. Impact of Hydrogen Production from Fossil Fuels
  4. Impact based on Nuclear and Renewable Energy
  5. Infrastructure and Policies Development

Topic 8

Social Implications

  1. Cost Expectations and Considerations
  2. Uncertainties with Policies and Technologies
  3. Ongoing Activities

Topic 9

Hydrogen Economy

  1. Fundamental Economic Questions for Hydrogen Projects
  2. Resources for Economic Modelling and Data
  3. Hydrogen End Use Cost Considerations

Topic 10

Hydrogen Plant and Refueling Station Design

  1. Project Scoping and Design Considerations
  2. Efficiency and Safety in Design
  3. Working Principles and Designs for Future Fueling Stations
  4. Testing, Commissioning Considerations and Requirements

Topic 11

Requirements for Hydrogen Safety and Standards

  1. Requirements for Australia and New Zealand
  2. Hydrogen Specific Pressure, Electrical and Structural Requirements
  3. Approach Towards Sustainable Designs and Application

Topic 12

The Future of Hydrogen

  1. Opportunities and Case Study
  2. Obstacles
  3. The Competition
  4. The Way Forward
  5. How Much Time Do We Have?
  6. The End, and a Beginning

To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency course, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinar.  Detailed summaries or notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance.  In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes.  If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.

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  • Process Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Plant Technicians
  • Plant Design Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers and Staff
  • Procurement Staff and Suppliers
  • Financial Planners
  • Plant Managers
  • Energy Auditors
  • Procurement Personnel
  • Policy Makers of Organizations

You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 65% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program.  If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learnt from the webinar to the Learning Support officer.  The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.

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