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Master of Energy Change

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

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  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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The Master of Energy Change is an interdisciplinary coursework program that will allow you to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests, skills and aspirations in the area of energy change. A major key to addressing climate change is the need for a world-wide change to carbon-free forms of energy production. The need for energy change is well-established yet there are relatively few people with an effective overview or the multi-disciplinary skills needed to effectively contribute to this complex issue. Our graduates find work in government, policy, scientific research, development and aid organisations, multi-national companies, and many other exciting fields.

Career Options

Employment Opportunities

The need for energy change is well-established yet there are relatively few people with an effective overview or the multi-disciplinary skills needed to effectively contribute to this complex issue.

Depending on the area of study and specialisation, our graduates find work in government, policy, scientific research, development and aid organisations, multi-national companies, and many other exciting fields. This progressive program is also a pathway to more advanced study.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the program, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories relating to energy
  2. Apply multi-disciplinary approaches to address complex real-world energy-related problems
  3. Demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge in subjects relevant to energy and climate change.
  4. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other professionals and the broader community using a range of communication media and tools
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of research methods and carry out research in the area of energy, climate change and/or sustainability

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70% and at least eight courses in cognate disciplines.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (1 semester full-time) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (1 year full-time) of credit.

Cognate disciplines

Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Sociology

Program Requirements

The Master of Energy Change requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

A minimum of 24 units must come from 8000 level courses

A maximum of 72 units may come from 6000 level courses

The 96 units must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENGN6516 World Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies

PHYS8013 Principles of Energy Generation and Transformation

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance

LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic climate change policy and economics

IDEC8089 Energy Economics

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENGN6410 Engineering Sustainable Systems

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

COMP7310 ICT Sustainability

ECON8040 Resource and Environmental Economics

EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

EMSC6021 Fundamentals of Climate System Science

ENGN6224 Energy Systems Engineering

ENGN6334 Semiconductors

ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies

ENGN6525 Solar Thermal Technologies

ENGN8526 Photovoltaic module manufacturing

ENGN8527 Advanced Topics in Solar Energy Technologies

ENGN8602 Research Project

ENVS6005 Sustainable Urban Systems

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6306 Human Futures

ENVS6319 Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS

ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science

ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

ENVS8049 Independent Research Project

IDEC8001 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

LAWS8180 International Climate Law

LAWS8181 Australian Climate Law

MGMT7007 Managing for Sustainability

PHYS6301 Wind Energy

PHYS8202 Reactor Science

PHYS8205 Nuclear Fuel Cycle

SCOM6027 Science and Public Policy

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$37,104.00
Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,840.00

Research Strengths

The ANU provides authoritative leadership in energy change research through a broad portfolio of major, internationally recognised fields of energy diversification, and by addressing key issues surrounding energy implementation.

Research in Energy Change at ANU covers a complete spectrum from energy science, engineering, efficiency and technology, to implementation expertise in the economic, legal, sociological and policy issues surrounding Energy Change.

This broad portfolio of research activity is unique in the country.  For more details of our research activities, see http://energy.anu.edu.au/research

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Additional Information

Students have the option of applying to transfer to the Master of Energy Change (Adv) and undertaking a 48 unit research project if they satisfy the following requirements:

• achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework

• have the approval of an identified supervisor, and 

• have completed compulsory courses in the Master of Energy Change (Advanced) 

 

Students who have completed 48 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Diploma of Science.

 

Students who have completed 24 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Certificate of Science.

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