Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment

Have an impact on Australia’s future energy use and climate change management. Understand the policy context and environmental impacts of energy systems and their assessment and subsequent monitoring.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

G1062

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Duration (years)

1

Selection rank

CRICOS code

034962B
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Work experience

Gain over 480 hours of real-world experience as part of your engineering degree.

Five-star rating

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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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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Overview

Recent significant changes to global climate change policy has meant a shift to a broader range of adaption and mitigation practices to counter climate change. This is driving a demand for professionals with climate change skills across the Asia Pacific region and in Australia.

Choose to specialise in Climate Change Management or Energy, Emissions and Environment as part of your course. The Climate Change Management specialisation will give you advanced training in climate change adaption and strategy, carbon policy, accounting and management as well as sustainability. The Energy, Emissions and Environment specialisation is specifically targeted at addressing ongoing demand for sustainable energy and the need for environmental management of energy projects.

You can complete the course with a focus on policy and/or the scientific aspects of environmental management in the energy industry.

7 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment 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.
  • There is a growing demand for graduates that have a broad range of skills across environmental, energy and climate change impact assessment and management.
  • If you’re an environmental scientist looking to broaden your skill set and become a sustainability or climate change officer, this course combines energy and carbon studies with environmental science.
  • Study on your terms with flexible full or part-time study arrangements. All units are offered completely online, allowing you to upskill while you are working.
  • Learn from industry experts who have research expertise in the transition to a low carbon economy, energy efficiency in buildings and transport, renewable energy systems, and climate change resilience.
  • Specialise your degree depending on your area of specialisation and career goals in either Climate Change Management or Energy, Emissions and Environment.
  • 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, Mercy Corps, 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:

  • undertaking climate change impact and risk assessment
  • developing climate change adaptation and resilience strategies
  • analysing climate change policy for corporate or government entities
  • calculating a greenhouse gas inventory and reporting emissions.

Your career

This course is designed to provide graduate training for Australian and international professionals working, or wishing to work, in the areas of climate change management or sustainable energy and environmental management.

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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Apply to start

You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
International Online Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Find out how to apply successfully.

Structure

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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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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