The Graduate Program in Energy Studies is designed to meet the theoretical and practical needs of professionals working in the field of energy use and planning in both the government and private sectors.
The program provides participants with a broad understanding of the range of conventional and non-conventional technologies that can be used for energy supply. Issues of energy planning, energy end-use and the non-technical factors influencing the acceptance of energy technologies can also be studied.
Themes covered in this program include: renewable energy technologies, conventional energy technologies, energy sources and resources, energy conversion and utilisation, energy from wastes, barriers to technology transfer, environmental effects of energy use and energy efficiency.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
This award consists of two core subjects totaling 25 points plus elective subjects chosen from the Electives List. A student enrolled in the Diploma is limited to a maximum of 25 points by research.
3 year degree at honours level in engineering, science or related discipline
International students and students whose prior qualifications are from a university overseas where English is not the official language of instruction and examination need to supply proof of academic English language competency. Proof acceptable to the University includes:
Original evidence of an English Language test score at a sitting within the last 24 months of either -
TOEFL - at least 577 and a TWE of at least 4.5 (paper based) or a TOEFL of at least 233 with an Essay Rating of at least 4.5 (computer based)
IELTS - at least 6.5. (A minimum band score of 6 is required in the Academic Writing module).
Entry under a slightly lower Engineering alternative* English Language entry requirement is available as follows:
TOEFL - at least 550, with a TWE of 4 or the computer based TOEFL of at least 213 with an Essay Rating Score of at least 4 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at the University of Melbourne
IELTS - at least 6 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at the University of Melbourne.
* The Faculty of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course.