Energy and Carbon Studies

Graduate Diploma in Energy and Carbon Studies

The Paris Agreement on climate change, evolving social perceptions and expectations, 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.

Successful completion of this course provides a clear pathway to the final year of the Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy degree.

What you'll learn

  • Advanced knowledge concerning the role of energy in society, the operation of various renewable energy technologies and the criteria for sustainable energy development, in both developed and developing countries.
  • Technical skills to undertake energy audits and carbon accounting and to analyse, consolidate and synthesise data, and devise energy and carbon management strategies.
  • Cognitive skills to think critically and creatively to design renewable energy systems and carry out techno-economic analysis of energy systems.
  • Communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of energy and carbon economics and policy to a variety of audiences.


Find out more

This Murdoch University course is offered online through our partner, Open Universities Australia (OUA). For more information about the course and admissions, please visit the OUA website.