Postgraduate course

Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

How do we develop renewable and sustainable energy sources to help power the world? Equip yourself to play a professional role to help create a sustainable energy future for our planet.

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Murdoch code

M1268

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Duration (years)

2

Selection rank

CRICOS code

094590F
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Work experience

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

Five-star rating

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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

Renewable energy is a key driver for a sustainable global future, and this course will provide you with the background needed to create a sustainable future for our planet.

This course offers advanced training in the area of renewable and sustainable energy systems, sustainable energy policy and development, energy efficiency and carbon management. 

You’ll learn the advanced interdisciplinary skills required to design, optimise and evaluate the technical, social and economic viability of renewable energy schemes.

Gain practical experience and learn from experts from the Murdoch University Energy Research and Innovation Group (MUERI), with the opportunity to undertake a dissertation in an area you’re passionate about.

You’ll graduate with a globally recognised multi-disciplinary degree taught by researchers at the forefront of their fields.

8 reasons to study a Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering at Murdoch

  • Murdoch University has been at the forefront of energy teaching and research since 1975 and offers the most comprehensive program in renewable energy 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.
  • Specialise your degree depending on your area of specialisation and career goals.
  • This course has been developed in conjunction with industry consultants in the energy and carbon industry, with additional units added to the program in response to industry demands and developments.
  • 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.
  • Utilise our engineering and energy laboratory with battery room, environmental chamber, PV array simulator, power converter testing room, diesel generator room and electric vehicle charging station.
  • 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:

  • renewable energy systems design
  • planning sustainable energy projects in developing countries
  • assessing the energy efficiency of buildings
  • developing sustainable energy policy
  • conducting climate change risks assessment and developing management strategies
  • executing a substantial research project in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change management.

Your career

Graduating with a Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy will give you skills that are in high demand for a range of careers in areas ranging from renewable energy systems design and project management, through to energy and carbon policy, greenhouse gas accounting and energy management.

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

  • power generation
  • renewable energy manufacturing and installation
  • international aid
  • government departments
  • 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
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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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