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Master of Energy Change

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science

MENCH
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact

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

 The 96 units must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENGN6516 Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies (6 units)

PHYS8013 Principles of Energy Generation and Transformation (6 units)


 A minimum of 6 units from completion of Energy Change and Climate Law courses from the following list:

LAWS8037 Sustainable Energy Law (6 units)

LAWS8146 Planning & Environmental Impact Assessment (6 units)

LAWS8180 International Climate Law (6 units)

LAWS8181 Australian Climate Law (6 units)

LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental & Sustainability Law (6 units)

LAWS8264 International Law of The Environment (6 units)

LAWS8278 Environmental Dispute Resolution (6 units)

POGO8212 Governing the Energy Transition (6 units)


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

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics (6 units)

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics (6 units)

IDEC8089 Energy Economics (6 units)


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

ENVS6307 Climate Change: Science, Society & Policy (6 units)

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation (6 units)


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

PHYS6010 Hydrogen Economy (6 units)

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action (6 units)


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

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting (6 units)

COMP7310 ICT Sustainability (6 units)

ECON8040 Resource & Environmental Economics (6 units)

EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment (6 units)

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics (6 units)

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources (6 units)

EMSC6021 Fundamentals of Climate Science (6 units)

ENGN6224 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (6 units)

ENGN6334 Semiconductors (6 units)

ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies (6 units)

ENGN6525 Solar Thermal Technologies (6 units)

ENGN6548 Wind Energy (6 units)

ENGN8527 Advanced Topics in Solar Energy Technologies (6 units)

ENGN8602 Research Project (6 units)

ENGN8831 Integration of Renewable Energy into Power Systems and Microgrids (6 units)

ENGN8832 Urban Energy and Energy Efficiency (6 units)

ENGN8833 Industrial Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation (6 units)

ENGN8830 Photovoltaic Power Plants (6 units)

ENVS6005 Sustainable Urban Systems (6 units)

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change (6 units)

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis (6 units)

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders (6 units)

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy (6 units)

ENVS6319 Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS (6 units)

ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science (6 units)

ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction (6 units)

MGMT7007 Managing for Sustainability (6 units)

PHYS8202 Reactor Science (6 units)

PHYS8205 Nuclear Fuel Cycle (6 units)

SCOM6027 Science Politics (6 units)

SCOM6501 Strategies in Science Communication (6 units)

Capstone Courses

[PHYS8013, ENVS6025, PHYS6010]

Study Options

Year 1 48 units PHYS8013 Principles of Energy Generation and Transformation 6 units M.EnCh course from list 6 units M.EnCh course from list 6 units M.EnCh course from list 6 units
ENGN6516 Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies 6 units POGO8212/ LAWS8189 6 units ENVS6307/ ENVS8003 6 units ENGN6410/ ENVS6025 6 units
Year 2 48 units M.EnCh course from list 6 units M.EnCh course from list 6 units M.EnCh course from list 6 units M.EnCh course from list 6 units
M.EnCh course from list 6 units M.EnCh course from list 6 units EMDV8080/ EMDV8081/IDEC8089 6 units M.EnCh course from list 6 units

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a minimum GPA of at least 5.0/7.0
  • with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.

The GPA requirement for this program must be met by both the program as a whole, as well as by the 8 courses in a cognate discipline. Where more than 8 cognate courses have been completed by the applicant, ANU will take the best 8 courses when assessing the cognate GPA.


Cognate Disciplines

Biology, Business and Finance, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Sociology


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission 


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.


Application for course credits

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. 

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. 

Cognate Disciplines

Biology, Business and Finance, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Sociology

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$33,520.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$47,940.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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.

Place yourself at the forefront of the energy revolution with the ANU Master of Energy Change.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century, and can only be solved with a worldwide transition to carbon-free forms of energy.

In this interdisciplinary degree, you’ll tailor a suite of courses suited to your individual interests, skills and aspirations, developing your expertise in the relevant policy, legal, technological, environmental and regulatory aspects of energy change.

Find out more about energy change, the degree structure, the university experience, career opportunities and student stories on our website.

Get the inside story on what it’s like to be an ANU student by visiting our student blog.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

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.

Graduates of the Master of Energy Change can find work in government, policy, scientific research, development and aid organisations, multi-national companies, and other related fields.

 This progressive program is also a pathway to more advanced study.

Learning Outcomes

  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.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

Further Information

Potential pathway to Masters (Advanced):

Students who are admitted to the Master of Energy Change can explore the option of undertaking a significant research component. Please discuss this with the program convener after completion of the first 24 units of study at the Master level. Students have the option of applying to transfer to the Master of Energy Change (Adv) and undertaking a 24 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,
  • have completed compulsory courses in the first 48 units of the Master of Energy Change (Advanced), and
  • meet the published admission requirements of 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.


Courses offered by the College of Science and College of Health and Medicine:

An indicative list of courses offered by the College of Science and the College of Health and Medicine can be found under current students page on the College website via this link.


Master of Energy Change specific scholarship opportunities:

Academic Advice

The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).

Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.

To book an appointment you can:

Email: Kenneth.Baldwin@anu.edu.au or Igor.Skryabin@anu.edu.au  

Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.

Further enrolment information can also be found here.

An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.

Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.

If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

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