Master of Energy Change (MEC)

General

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Program Description

A single two-year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science.


The Master of Energy Change is an interdisciplinary coursework program that will allow you to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests, skills, and aspirations in the area of energy change. A major key to addressing climate change is the need for a worldwide change to carbon-free forms of energy production.

The need for energy change is well-established yet there are relatively few people with an effective overview or the multi-disciplinary skills needed to effectively contribute to this complex issue. Our graduates find work in government, policy, scientific research, development and aid organizations, multi-national companies, and many other exciting fields.

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The ANU Energy Change Institute is Australia’s leading authority in energy research, education and public policy, comprising more than 200 staff and Ph.D. students from across the spectrum of expertise at the University, and with over $100 million in infrastructure and facilities. Six of our researchers are ANU Public Policy Fellows, playing an important role in the development of policy alongside government and non-government agencies in the national capital.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyze and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts and theories relating to energy;
  2. Apply multi-disciplinary approaches to address complex real-world energy-related problems;
  3. Demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge in subjects relevant to energy and climate change;
  4. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other professionals and the broader community using a range of communication media and tools;
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of research methods and carry out research in the area of energy, climate change and/or sustainability;

Career Options

The need for energy change is well-established yet there are relatively few people with an effective overview or the multi-disciplinary skills needed to effectively contribute to this complex issue. Depending on the area of study and specialization, our graduates find work in government, policy, scientific research, development and aid organizations, multi-national companies, and many other exciting fields. This progressive program is also a pathway to more advanced study.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70% and at least eight courses in cognate disciplines. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (1 semester full-time) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (1 year full-time) of credit. Cognate disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Sociology

Scholarships

Annual indicative fee for domestic students is $29,280.00 and for international students is $39,000.00.

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies. Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorized by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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Last updated Dec 2017

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