Postgraduate course

Graduate Certificate in Energy and Carbon Studies

Become an energy champion and help address climate change by developing your knowledge and skills in renewable and sustainable energy, as well as energy and carbon management.

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Murdoch code

C1137

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

0.5

Selection rank

CRICOS code

094589K
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Work experience

Gain over 450 hours of real-world experience as part of your engineering degree.

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For overall experience, student support, teaching quality and median graduate starting salary for engineering and technology. 1

Get hands-on experience

Learn in our Bayer Pilot Plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.

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Overview

The Paris Agreement on climate change, growing world populations and limited fossil fuel resources have all created increased demand for renewable energy. How we increase supply, and integrate renewable energy into the current energy supply sector is driving the demand for professionals with climate change skills across the Asia Pacific region and Australia to serve as leaders of the emerging "green" economy.

Develop the critical skills needed for the energy and carbon industries, and apply them to the challenges of global environmental and social change. Our industry-focussed units will equip you with skills such as energy auditing, carbon accounting, designing renewable energy systems, preparing energy policy briefs for government and developing corporate carbon management strategies.

After graduating from this course, you may apply to study the Graduate Diploma in Energy and Carbon Studies.

7 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Energy and Carbon Studies at Murdoch

  • Murdoch University has been at the forefront of energy teaching and research since 1975 and offers the most comprehensive suite of postgraduate course on energy and carbon studies within Australia.
  • Study on your own terms with flexible full or part-time study - all units are offered completely online, allowing you to upskill while you are working.
  • The course has been developed in conjunction with energy and carbon consultants, so you’ll graduate with the skills needed by industry.
  • Learn from industry and academia experts who have research expertise in renewable energy system design and performance, energy efficient buildings and transport, sustainable energy development, Smart Cities, climate change risk assessments, carbon neutral strategies, energy storage, and biomass technology.
  • Take advantage of our teaching and research facilities, including our renewable energy outdoor test area for research and development on solar photovoltaic technology, solar thermal power, wind turbines, hybrid systems and micro-grid technology.
  • Our research findings are incorporated into the course materials, so you’ll learn the latest knowledge in the industry as soon as it’s available.
  • Our graduates are held in high esteem by government agencies and organisations all over the world. They have secured jobs with the United Nations, the Red Cross, Western Power, GHD, AECOM, Rio Tinto, GE, and Honeywell among others.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • energy auditing and reporting
  • carbon accounting and reporting
  • developing corporate energy and carbon management strategies
  • how to analyse energy policy and write a policy brief for government
  • how to design a renewable energy system.

Your career

This course is designed to give you industry relevant skills that are internationally recognised and in high demand as the world transitions to a low-emissions energy sector

You could expect to gain employment in the following industries and organisations:

  • power generation
  • renewable energy manufacturing and installation
  • government departments
  • international aid
  • economic regulatory authorities
  • energy efficiency and environmental consultancies
  • carbon accounting
  • energy and environmental consultancies
  • university and private industry research organisations
  • local councils.

Professional recognition

Successful completion of the unit PEN590 Energy Systems gives you provisional accreditation by the Clean Energy Council for design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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International Online Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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