This interdisciplinary course aims to provide students with an understanding of the policy context and environmental impacts of energy systems and their assessment and subsequent monitoring.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
This Graduate Diploma is intended to provide graduate training for Australian and international professionals working, or wishing to work, in the field of environmental management of the energy industry. The course is interdisciplinary in nature, consisting of units drawn from the areas of energy studies and environmental impact assessment. The objective of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the policy context of energy systems, the environmental impacts associated with these systems, and their assessment and subsequent monitoring.
The course will be relevant to consultants wishing to practice in this field and to people employed by various private and public organisations that are active in the energy and environment area. It contains a specialisation in Global Warming and Climate Science that is directed towards addressing the impacts of global warming and the development of mitigation and adaptation methods.
The course is directed to the interface between energy studies and environmental impact assessment and assumes some prior knowledge. Students can complete the course with a focus upon the policy and/or the scientific aspects of the environmental management of the energy industry. Students will gain knowledge about holistic approaches to sustainable energy development and how to improve existing energy systems. They will develop knowledge of climate change science, energy and carbon policy, the management and reporting of energy and carbon emissions, the environmental impacts associated with energy systems, and their assessment and subsequent monitoring.
Successful completion of the unit PEN590 Energy Systems gives the student provisional accreditation by the Clean Energy Council for design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems
Graduates can expect to gain employment in power generation companies, renewable energy manufacturing and installation companies, international aid organisations, government departments, energy efficiency and environmental consultancies, university and private industry research organisations.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Engineering and Information Technology
- Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment (GradDipEnEnv) (Energy, Emissions and Environment)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
Entry requirements for
This course is available to external students anywhere in the world who wish to study off campus by using on-line facilities. Assistance is provided by tutors, using telephone, email, or the Internet. When studied in the external mode, some attendance may be required for some Environmental Science units.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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