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Master of Sustainable Energy

Program code: 5684
CRICOS code: 094112C

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (09 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (02 Jul, 2018)

With a degree in sustainable energy, gain the skill and understanding to tackle the current challenges and opportunities that come with a shift toward clean energy and decentralised renewable energy.

  • This program (previously the Master of Energy Studies) is ideal for early to mid-career industry professionals looking to update their expertise in energy, climate change and research.
  • Study local, regional, national and global energy systems as you develop a deeper understanding of risk, sustainability and responsible business practices – the key drivers of change.
  • Learn directly from leading academics and researchers as well as national and international practitioners. You'll study local, regional, national and global energy systems through a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach.
  • Undertake a professional project on a topic related to a current, emerging or predicted challenge within the energy sector. It's a good idea to select a topic when you enrol to continuously develop your thinking throughout the program.

Represent the new generation of energy professionals and solve complex energy issues.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Get out in the field

    Some courses involve site visits to let you see first-hand the changing landscape of energy and power generation in Australia. Previous site visits have included open-cut mines, solar farms, innovative PV systems, and wave energy research centres.

     

  • In the classroom

    Cross-disciplinary education

    The program is one of the few in the world that offers a cross-disciplinary education with direct industry contact and practical experience. Throughout your studies, you'll develop a deeper understanding of energy systems and challenges, and responsible business practices.

  • UQ Energy Leader Scholarship

    Full and partial fee waiver scholarships are available to domestic and international students that demonstrate potential as future energy leaders. If you're commencing in Semester 1 or 2, you may be eligible to apply.  

  • Why study

    Training problem-solvers and innovators

     

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Sustainable Energy typically work in and move across a large number of industries and sectors – where they develop innovative solutions for energy problems.

Many graduates study the program for professional development reasons and proceed to move into leadership or management positions in industry, consultancy, government, or in non-government organisations and international agencies. 

  • In the classroom

    Integrate different perspectives

    Your studies will focus on the latest in energy technologies, climate science, policy and energy markets – and the challenge of energy supply in developing countries. Your semester-long professional project can focus on technical, economic or social outcomes.

  • Employability

    Grow your network

    Across the program you'll be presented with opportunities to network with industry, alumni and students. In addition to lectures and site visits, some courses also include industry evenings – where industry leaders deliver presentations over dinner.

  • Why study

    Flexible study options

    Don't worry – we know you're busy. That's why all coursework in this program is taught in five-day intensive blocks at our St Lucia campus. Some courses also require online discussions and field trips – contact the Faculty for details.

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Summary

  • Program code
    5684
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (09 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (02 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    094112C

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Engineering, Science, Environmental Management, Economics, Commerce, Business, Public Policy, International Development, Energy. 3-5 years practical experience in a related field is preferred.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Sustainable Energy are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Sustainable Energy are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Sustainable Energy. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Sustainable Energy at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $36,688
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Sustainable Energy for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Students are responsible for the cost of travel to attend intensive study blocks.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Master of Sustainable Energy can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Sustainable Energy is 5684. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Sustainable Energy is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - April 30 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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