Spark your career with a Master of Energy Systems

Why choose energy systems at Melbourne?

The Master of Energy Systems is a unique course, providing graduates with multidisciplinary expertise in an increasingly vital field. You will learn from leading academics in engineering, science, economics, finance and energy systems from across the University of Melbourne, Australia’s top-ranked university.

The Master of Energy Systems is your passport to a new and exciting career in energy. The energy sector is going through a time of massive disruption and change. As a Melbourne University graduate, you will have access to the depth and breadth of knowledge and education necessary to understand the technology and business of energy and to thrive in this evolving industry.

The global energy sector needs more qualified experts to manage how we source, store, transport and use energy. You will be inspired by specialists in renewable, thermal and nuclear energy and transport and will acquire the skills to make informed decisions that incorporate technical, economic, environmental and social considerations.

This course will suit you if you are interested in:

  • analysing energy systems from technical, commercial and policy standpoints
  • energy finance, economics and energy markets
  • the operation of renewable and non-renewable energy systems
  • auditing different types of energy systems, including carbon emissions
  • combining technical and commercial knowledge to guide business decision-making

Master of Energy Systems course description

Where can a master’s degree in energy systems take you?

With a Master of Energy Systems qualification, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in a dynamic and developing industry that is crucial to the wellbeing of current and future generations. While there is already a variety of career opportunities, there are also new types of roles emerging all the time that require graduates who can understand the technology and business of energy.

You will find employment in industry and government in areas such as:

  • evaluating the technical and economic performance of energy systems
  • making energy-related investment decisions
  • developing and implementing energy policy
  • managing matters relating to greenhouse gas pollutants such as reporting, regulation and compliance

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The student experience

Master of Energy Systems graduate Leesa Blazely discusses the career opportunities that the course has opened up for her.

Leesa Blazely from Melbourne School of Engineering.