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Master of Energy Systems

The Master of Energy Systems is a 1.5 year program of study that integrates the technology and business of energy. Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment within industry and government, in the following areas: evaluating the performance of energy systems energy-related investment decisions policy development and implementation greenhouse gas and pollutant reporting, regulation and compliance.
The Master of Energy Systems aims to develop the following core competencies: Ability to analyse energy systems from technical and business standpoints Understanding of energy economics and energy markets Knowledge of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and systems Ability to audit different types of energy systems for their overall performance, including carbon emissions Ability to combine technical and business knowledge to guide decision-making.


Panagiotis Galanis is a Master of Energy Systems student who is working with SKM MMA on the cost-benefit analysis of a proposed 500kV transmission line that will further unlock South Australias renewable resources. I have learned a lot about SKM MMAs technical and economic modelling, and had the opportunity to make several connections with people within the energy industry, Panagiotis said. Dr Ross Gawler, Principal Consultant at SKM, said that projects like these identify opportunities for SKM to improve their technical capability, quality and eciency of services. In addition, students develop their organisational capability and we have the opportunity to train future potential employees, Dr Gawler said.

The Master of Energy Systems offers: A curriculum spanning business, technology and science Entry to graduates from business, engineering and science backgrounds Teaching from leading University of Melbourne specialists in the technology and business of energy Career preparation for a rapidly growing eld A research project which can be an internship or based in your own workplace Close links between the program and potential employers Core subjects taught outside of business hours. Part-time enrolment available.

Panagiotis Galanis Master of Energy Systems student

Duration: 1.5 years full time or three years part time. Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (such as Commerce, Science or Engineering) with at least a H2B (70%) average and including at least 12.5 points of mathematics, statistics or another quantitative subject at an appropriate level*. OR An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (such as Commerce, Science or Engineering) with at least a H3 (65%) average and including at least 12.5 points of mathematics, statistics or another quantitative subject at an appropriate level*, and 2 years of continuous, documented work experience in an applicable field, or equivalent.
*Any university-level mathematics with a prerequisite of a secondary school mathematics subject containing calculus.

Structure: The Master of Energy Systems comprises seven compulsory subjects and four electives. Core Subjects Introduction to Energy Systems Analysing Energy Systems Managerial Economics Finance for Decision Making Non-renewable Energy Renewable Energy Energy Supply and Value Chains

Elective Subjects (choose 4) Business Analysis and Decision Making Carbon Capture and Storage Fundamentals Climate Change Politics and Policy Climate Modelling and Climate Change Energy Regulation and the Law Electrical Power Systems Energy Systems Project (research project with possible internship credit for two subjects) Environmental Policy Instruments Sustainability Accounting Sustainable Buildings

Credit: Up to 50 points of credit may be awarded for relevant prior study and/or for at least 2 years of documented relevant work experience. An application form for credit is available from study/graduate/master-energy-systems. html. Intake: Semester 1 only.

Further information
Further information, application procedures and an equiry form are available at the Master of Energy Systems web page: CONTACT Engineering and IT Student Centre The University of Melbourne Tel: +61 3 8344 6944 Web:

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