Energy Studies

Major/Minor/Specialisation !441-MS-MAJ+1007 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010


Dr Lu Aye


The amount of energy we consume as a global society is immediately impacted by the technologies we use to consume that energy, and how that energy is produced.

The Energy Studies stream is concerned with the theoretical and practical needs of professionals working in energy use and planning. A range of technologies, both mainstream and non-conventional, can be used for energy supply. We study these technologies and how they can be applied in energy planning and energy end use. We also examine the social and political factors influencing the acceptance of energy technologies.

The Energy Studies Stream is a great way of accessing elements of an engineering education for students with an undergraduate degree in other disciplines. You can expect to find employment in energy agencies, utility companies, industry, education, and consultancy.


Students who complete the Master of Environment will have:

  • An advanced understanding of the ideas concerning environmental issues
  • Advanced skills and techniques applicable to changing and managing the environment
  • An ability to evaluate and synthesise research and professional literature in the chosen stream or focus of study
  • An advanced understanding of the international context and sensitivities of environmental assessment
Structure & Available Subjects: The subjects available are listed below.
Subject Options:

Core Subjects

Students are required to complete the subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Compulsory Subjects

and choose 3 subjects from the list of:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2010

Elective Subjects

Students select electives to make up the balance of the award. The recommended list of electives includes:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Notes: Additional subjects may be approved at the discretion of the coordinator.
Related Course(s): Master of Environment
Master of Environment

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