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Master of  Sustainable Energy (Management)

Program code: 5708
CRICOS code: 099125B


St Lucia


2 Years full-time


Semester 1 (17 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Gain a deeper understanding of energy systems, responsible business practice and ways to address opportunities and threats relating to climate change.

  • This program is designed to address complex problems across disciplines and equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress to leadership positions in the energy sector.
  • Undertake management courses from your first semester. These advanced level courses focus on enhanced management and providing you with research and communication skills.
  • Study local, regional, national and global energy systems through a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach, and develop a deeper understanding of the key drivers of change – risk, sustainability and responsible business practices.
  • Learn from leading academics and researchers as well as national and international practitioners through a flexible course structure that makes it easier for you to integrate your studies into your existing schedule.

Understand contemporary energy systems, learn to address challenges surrounding climate change and equip yourself with the skills needed to lead in the energy sector.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Get out in the field

    Some courses involve site visits to let you experience 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.

    Read about Ashley Kerrison in the field
  • 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. You'll develop a deeper understanding through direct industry contacts and a diverse student cohort from a mix of backgrounds.

  • Fast Facts

    UQ Energy Leader Scholarship

    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, 2020 you may be eligible.


    Learn more about the scholarship
  • Why study

    Training problem-solvers and innovators

Career outcomes

The Master of Sustainable Energy (Management) provides skills for a range of jobs within the public, private and the not-for-profit sector, both in Australia and overseas. Graduates have found positions with companies such as ARENA, Stanwell and Arrow Energy.

  • In the classroom

    Integrating different perspectives

    Your studies will focus on the latest in energy technologies, energy efficiency and transport, climate science, policy and energy markets – and the challenge of energy supply in developing countries. You will complete a professional project that 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 - usually, there is one teaching block per month. Some courses also require online discussions and field trips.

  • Fast Facts

    Accelerate your degree

    You now have global access to the Master of Sustainable Energy through edX. The MicroMasters is flexible, free to try and gives you the opportunity to be accepted into UQ and accelerate the full degree.

    Find out more about the Micromasters program


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (17 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code

Admissions criteria


Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 4.5 OR Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5. Relevant fields include but are not limited to engineering, science, environmental management, economics, commerce, business, public policy, international development, energy. Three years of 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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

View the English proficiency policy

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Sustainable Energy (Management) 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.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Sustainable Energy (Management) 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 (Management). 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 (Management) 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 $45,120
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Sustainable Energy (Management) for the 2020 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.


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 (Management) 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 (Management) is 5708. 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 (Management) 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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