Master of Science (Energy Economics and Management)

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  • Objectives
    In this course you will explore economic, financial and management issues as they relate to oil, gas and other parts of the energy industry. You will complete a range of coursework units chosen according to your education and professional experience. You will complete two short research projects – an individual economics or management case study and a case study in project evaluation. Those with a background in the resources sector will complete additional commerce units to better understand legal and regulatory requirements and economic and financial issues in the resources industry. Those with a background in commerce or another non-technical field undertake further study in mining engineering and geology.
  • Entry requirements
    A four-year bachelor degree or equivalent plus two years' work experience.
  • Academic title
    Master of Science (Energy Economics and Management)
  • Course description
    Master of Science (Energy Economics and Management)


    Course CRICOS Code: 048664G
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


    Building on a foundation study of business and mining disciplines, this course prepares applicants for more senior management roles in the energy sector. It focuses on economic, financial and management issues as they relate to oil, gas and other parts of the energy industry. The delivery of the program involves cooperation between the Western Australian School of Mines and the Centre for Oil and Gas Engineering. Faculty members are drawn from The Western Australian School of Mines, the Curtin Business School, the University of Western Australia and other Australian and overseas universities, as well as from the resources sector.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A four-year bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised university and two years work experience.

    Specific Requirements

    Candidates in the main part of the program described below must successfully complete six compulsory full units, four compulsory half-units, two background half-units and two elective half-units to meet the requirements of the degree. Some candidates may also need to complete additional foundation units before entering the main part of the program.

    Duration and Availability

    This fee-paying course is normally completed over three semesters of study. The normal annual entry is in January. Units within this course are offered in a variety of formats.

    Course Organisation

    Students undertake core units and a stream which depends on whether the student comes from either an engineering and science or another background with elective units. Enrolment in some of the units within this course requires students to attend lectures in intensive coursework sessions that may be scheduled outside of the normal semester. Weekly meetings with lecturers during the normal semester are then required for international onshore students on student visas to complete the unit assessment. Relevant units are marked below.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Special Note
    Contact hours indicated reflect that units are taught in an intensive block format.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

    10939     v.5 *           Natural Resources Economics 601                                     32.0     25.0
    10946     v.4 *           Socioeconomic Impacts 601                                              16.0     12.5
    10948     v.4 *           Resource Sector Management 602                                   16.0     12.5
    10949     v.5 *           International Resource Trade 601                                    16.0     12.5
    13005     v.3           International Resource Competitiveness 601                      16.0     12.5
    10950     v.4           Individual Case Study in Mineral Economics 601                    6.0     25.0
    10951     v.4 *        Integrated Class Project 602                                               16.0     12.5
    10952     v.4           Case Study in Project Evaluation 602                                    1.0     25.0
    11424     v.4           Oil and Gas Economics 511                                                    5.0     25.0
    306031   v.2           Resource Sector Finance 602                                               32.0     25.0
    306032   v.2 *        Resource Sector Management 601                                       32.0     25.0
    306456   v.2           Energy Economics and Management Stream
                                  (Commerce or Other Non-technical Graduates)                                50.0
    306458     v.2         Energy Economics and Management Stream
                                  (Technical Graduates)                                                                       50.0

    *              International onshore students on student visas are required to attend lectures in intensive sessions outside of the normal semester and attend weekly meetings with lecturers in the normal semester to complete the unit assessment

    Year      Location                 Period     All*         Internal    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Study Period 2           Y                 
    2009     Bentley Campus     Study Period 6           Y                 
    2009     Bentley Campus     Study Period 7           Y                 

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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