Masters Scholarship in Clean Energy Engineering

Master Scholarships - supporting entrepreneurial students to explore new business opportunities in clean and sustainable energy

RMIT University is funding one Master’s by Research positions, researching the intersection between clean energy technologies and the opportunities for circularity practices in business.

The Clean Energy Lab has recently been funded by the Victorian Government as part of the Circular Economy and Climate Resilience Platform being led by Prof Usha Iyer-Raniga and Prof Brendan McGrath. The aim of the Clean Energy Lab is to research innovative renewable energy technologies and their interactions with the electricity grid. The scope of research encompasses solid state energy conversion, storage systems, photovoltaic generation, power system integration and energy data analytics.

The research projects will be supported under the energy/water/climate resilience nexus working with industry and government to co-create solutions, alongside other existing RMIT activities (e.g. RMIT Activator and RMIT Enabling Capability Platforms).

The scholarship offers a living stipend of $32,841 per annum pro rata (full-time study), and a tuition fee scholarship for up to two years. The scholarship will be competitively awarded, available during the relevant research period only, and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval. The successful candidate is expected to commence their Masters’ programme in Semester 1 2022, as a full-time candidate.

  • Annual stipend of AU$32,841 pro rata, for the duration of your scholarship, paid fortnightly Tuition fees, for the duration of your scholarship.

RMIT is currently awarding one Masters’ candidates to undertake their Master’s by Research degree on topics focusing on clean energy engineering. RMIT seeks expressions of interest from Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Selection will be based on strength of academic performance and compatibility of research expertise and industry skill.

Due to ongoing changes in Australian border restrictions these scholarships are only available to students who are in Australia or able to arrive in Melbourne by the commencement date of the program.

Please see the following for more information about eligibility:
MR220 – Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following details:

  • A statement addressing your research interests and suitability for the project and scholarship
  • A brief CV
  • Copy of their undergraduate transcript

Applicants will need to attend an interview and must meet the RMITs Master’s by Research entry requirement.
Please send your expression of interest to Dr Emma Dohrmann – with the subject line "EOI - Masters Scholarship Clean Energy: <YOUR NAME>"



For more information contact Dr Emma Dohrmann, Project Manager of the Integrated Climate Platform -

Dr Emma Dohrmann, Project Manager of the Integrated Climate Platform -

Professor Brendon McGrath, Lead Prof of the Clean Energy Lab –

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