Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy)Program details
Devise innovative solutions to social and environmental problems around energy supply, distribution and consumption.
You'll learn the technologies and practices to improve energy efficiency, and how to use renewable resources and reduce the environmental and social impacts of conventional energy technologies and resources.
Managing the transition towards a more sustainable energy sector is a priority for governments, the private sector and the general community.
A final-year research project forms an essential part of this program. Through this self-selected project (from a range of available topics) you will draw on not only the advanced engineering skills you have learnt but also coursework around ethical, economic and social responsibility.
Graduate Diploma available
The Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy) consists of 192 credit points. After completing 96 credit points of study approved by the Program Manager, you may exit with a graduate diploma. For more information about this please contact Info Corner.
Additional campus information
Most lectures take place at the Melbourne City campus and some lab classes run at the Bundoora campus.
Some projects in the Master's Research Project course may require travel to the Bundoora campus. Alternative projects based entirely at the Melbourne city campus are available.
How you will learn
In your first year this program covers different aspects of sustainable energy engineering that include understanding the concept of sustainability in energy, energy efficiency and learning about a wide range of renewable energy technologies. There is opportunity for group work, collaborative sessions and laboratory activities throughout these courses.
Your second year comprises a research project as well as a range of electives to broaden new skills in different areas of your interest.
Note: You cannot complete Year 2 program electives which have already been completed in Year 1. Undertaking the Sustainable Energy Fundamentals elective is highly recommended if you are coming from a background with minimum exposure to topics such as thermodynamics, chemistry of energy, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and electrical power systems.
Using his mechanical engineering experience, Jason Moore is undertaking postgraduate study to move his career into the sustainable energy field.
After working as an engineer in the marine sector, Andrew Dawkins is following his passion for renewables and sustainability by studying the Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy).