Program Details

The transition to clean energy and the rise of renewable energy are presenting both challenges and opportunities. With a degree in sustainable energy, you will gain a deeper understanding of energy systems and challenges & responsible business practices.
Brisbane, Australia
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Environmental Science

Program Overview

Program Description:


The Master of Sustainable Energy (previously called the Master of Energy Studies) is one of the few programs in the world that offers you a cross-disciplinary education with direct industry contact and practical experience. It provides the opportunity for individuals to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of energy systems, responsible business practice and contemporary energy challenges:

How do we solve the “wicked” energy challenge facing society – affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all?

Time is more than ripe for a new type of energy professional – those who understand various disciplinary tools and perspectives and are able to communicate effectively in all settings.

First offered in 2012, this program is different in the way that you as a student will be educated to address complex problems across a range of disciplines, enabling you to develop problem solving skills and progress to leadership and management positions across the energy sector.

Foundation courses include: Energy Principles and Renewable Energy, Climate Science and Policy, Energy and Development, Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems, Energy Investment and Finance plus Energy Markets, Law and Policy.

Some courses involve site visits to let you see first-hand 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.

Graduates of the Master of Sustainable Energy typically work in and move across a large number of industries and sectors – where they develop innovative solutions for energy problems. Many graduates choose the program for professional development reasons and proceed to move into leadership or management positions in industry, consultancy, government, or in non-government organisations and international agencies.

Setting Description:
Just 7 km from Brisbane’s city centre, UQ St Lucia is renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses. Its beautiful sandstone architecture, parklands and lakes encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland’s largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres. Around university, there are a number of clubs and societies to join, concerts, ceremonies and public lectures to attend, and there is no lack of places to eat and shop.
27500 USD.
Must hold an approved minimum 3 year undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study from an internationally recognised institution; hold the appropriate academic English language skills as demonstrated by an officially recognised test of English proficiency, as per UQ guidelines; 3-5 years practical experience in a related field is required.
Scholarships Description:
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. Check the university website.

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