A major key to addressing climate change is the pressing need for a world-wide change to carbon-free forms of energy production. This need for energy change is well established, yet there are at present relatively few people who have an effective overview of the many factors involved or the multidisciplinary skills needed to effectively contribute to this complex and important issue.
The Master of Energy Change is a multidisciplinary degree, available either through coursework or as a coursework plus dissertation research degree. It provides both a strong basis in the fundamentals of economics, governance, policy and technology related to energy change, as well as allowing the candidate to undertake advanced courses and research in areas of energy change suited to their individual needs, interests and skills.
The Master of Energy Change degree is designed to meet the needs of professionals, equipping them to engage with the many challenges of energy change. The program brings together the wide-ranging expertise present at ANU covering policy, legal, environmental and regulatory aspects of energy change, underpinned by a fundamental scientific and technical base.
Prospective students may also be interested in the Master of Engineering (Solar Energy Technologies).
The requirement for admission is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70% and at least eight courses in cognate disciplines (physics, chemistry, biology, engineering mathematics, economics, law, environmental studies, political science or sociology).
All participants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
There are no other formal prerequisites. However the compulsory foundation courses do require numeracy skills. Candidates with suitable qualifications may request exemption from taking a particular foundation course. Visit the Master of Energy Change (Coursework) and the Master of Energy Change (Advanced) page on the ANU Programs and Courses website for more details on the degree programs and to apply for admission.