Postgraduate Diploma in the field of Energy Leadership

Course Description:

Wits Business School launched the African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC) in 2017, the first of its kind in Africa. The AELC aims to address the issues of energy shortages in Africa as well as the skills deficit in an industry


Course basics:

Duration:
1 Year - Modular Format

Qualification:
Postgraduate

Study mode:
Full Time

Academic category:
Specialist degree


Core Courses:

See Curriculum section


African Energy Leadership Centre


Wits Business School launched the African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC) in 2017, the first of its kind in Africa. The AELC aims to address the issues of energy shortages in Africa as well as the skills deficit in an industry which is of vital importance to economic growth on the continent. A hub of teaching and research, the focus of the AELC is on the latest thinking and best practice in energy leadership.The three main areas of the Africa Energy Leadership Centre are: Postgraduate and Executive Education Research & Thought Leadership Networking and Professional Development The AELC offers a specialised Master’s degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Leadership. Both programmes will provide you with a solid foundation in all aspects of energy leadership in order to make you a more confident, decisive and effective leader in this sector.


Core courses

  1. Energy Value Chains
    This course is an introduction to energy demand as it relates to the primary energy carriers and their value chains.
    Energy Geography, Geopolitics and Macroeconomics
    This course examines and evaluates energy supply and demand from a global perspective.
  2. Strategic Management of Energy Innovation
    This course equips candidates with strategic management knowledge and skills to address new and emerging technologies for extracting, transporting and delivering energy services to customers.
  3. Energy and Environmental Sustainability
    This course interrogates decision-making trade-offs between energy carriers and environmental sustainability within a context of climate change, international market interventions and changing consumer preferences.
  4. Energy Finance, Business Strategy and Investment
    This course introduces corporate and project financing structures – together with risks and enabling contracts in the context of business strategy.
  5. Ethics and Corporate Governance
    This course provides candidates with an introduction to sound corporate ethics and corporate governance including systems of management and procurement in relation to energy investments.
  6. Talent Management Fundamentals
    This course provides candidates with an introduction to local and international best practices in the field of energy talent management.
  7. Leadership Fundamentals
    This course gives a broad overview of leadership and allows leaders an opportunity to apply the basic concepts of teams and teamwork in practice.
  8. Introduction to Energy Policy and Regulation
    This course introduces a broad conceptualisation of regulatory policy and economic regulation.
  9. Energy Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa
    This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and practical issues associated with energy entrepreneurship and developing energy enterprises in Africa.
  10. Energy Decarbonising Fundamentals
    This course provides candidates with an understanding of the primary methods used to reduce carbon emissions from energy carriers.
  11. Introduction to Systems Thinking in Energy Environments
    This course provides students with an overview of systems thinking within energy environments that requires students to see and make connections between solutions, systems and society.

  1. Bachelor’s degree (NQF 7). In exceptional cases, non-degreed individuals with working experience are considered.
  2. Mathematics and English – a level of above-average competence equivalent to the requirements for the SA matriculation certificate.
  3. Two years’ appropriate work experience. In certain cases exceptions are considered.
  4. Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  5. Candidates may also be required to attend an interview with WBS.

 January 2019 intake close on 30 November 2018

  • Online application http://www.wits.ac.za/applications/ 
  • Copies of all degree certificates and academic transcripts
  • SAQA Evaluation certificate (for international students) (SAQA Help desk: 012 431-5070 or go to: http://www.saqa.org.za)
  • CV including places of work to substantiate work experience. Please include:
    • Name of employer
    • Dates of employment; from / to
    • Contact details of superior/s at place of employment
    • Position held
    • Main responsibilities in that position

  • Letter of motivation in support of application
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English
  • Non-refundable fee of R200
  • Study Permit if studying in South Africa for more than 90 days, or Visitor’s Permit if studying in South Africa for less than 90 days.

WBS reserves the right to change its schedule as required.

Please note: WBS processes applications for admissions on a continuous basis in the order of receipt thereof.

On acceptance:
Should your application be successful, an amount of R15 000 will be payable on acceptance. This amount is non-refundable and will be offset against the registration fee payable in your first year.



Disclaimer: Cancellation of programmes by WBS

  • WBS is entitled to cancel or change the date of delivery of a programme without notice and for any reason without incurring any liability to individuals who have applied or are enrolled on the programme or any funders of such individuals (“participants” or “funders of participants”).
  • Without derogating from the aforesaid, and insofar as it possible, WBS will provide the participants or funders of the participants with 30 (thirty days) days written notice of any cancellation or changes in the dates of delivery of the programme. 
  • Insofar as the programme is cancelled or rescheduled prior to delivery of the programme then in that event the participants and funders of the participants will not be charged the full programme fees.

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