The Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Studies includes units in the technical areas of energy supply and energy demand as well as the non-technical areas of economics and policy.
Graduates will acquire skills to enhance their work in areas such as energy policy, energy economics, energy management and efficiency, sustainable energy systems design and planning, the environmental impact of energy systems and their use. The course includes a short research project in renewable energy research.
Graduates may find increased employment opportunities in energy consulting companies. government agencies, energy management companies or renewable energy companies.
Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent training in a related area.
Some units have a prerequisite of upper high school Physics or first year university introductory physics. Therefore, students without that background may need to do the prerequisite unit SCI16 Introduction to Physics in addition to the six units in this degree.
International applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.
How to Apply
This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by Murdoch University before they can enrol in units through OUA.
Applications for the Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Studies are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.
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To qualify for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Studies students must complete six units: five core units plus one elective unit.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
Students with adequate academic backgrounds should seek exemptions from the Chair of Energy Studies at Murdoch University. Applicants with relevant prior learning may be granted credit if they comply with the university’s policy on accreditation. Students should contact Murdoch University for further advice.
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