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Master of Energy Change(Advanced option available)


The Master of Energy Change is an interdisciplinary coursework program that allows you to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests, skills and aspirations in the area of energy change. A major key to addressing climate change is the need for a worldwide change to carbon-free forms of energy production.

You will tailor a suite of courses suited to your individual interests, skills and aspirations, developing your expertise in the relevant policy, legal, technological, environmental and regulatory aspects of energy change.

Program details

Master of Energy Change

This program has a strong interdisciplinary core focusing on topics such as energy resources and renewable technologies, energy politics and governance, climate change science and policy, climate system science. The wide range of electives will enable you to explore interests in areas such asfluid mechanics and heat transfer, semiconductors, photovoltaic technologies, and solar thermal technologies and others

Advanced program

The Advanced program incorporates a significant research project supervised by an academic and is a gateway to further research, such as a PhD.

Learning experience

Master of Energy Change student, Megan Ward

Meet Energy change student Megan Ward

“I’m doing the Master of Energy Change part-time in conjunction with working for the ACT Government, and I’m finding the program very flexible and accommodating. It’s also a great fit with what I’m doing and is informing how I do my job.”

Master of Energy Change student, Ram Parameswaran

Tackling the definitive challenge of our time

Ram Parameswaran looked all over the world before choosing to study the Master of Energy Change degree at ANU.

Meet some of your teachers

Dr James Prest

Dr James Prest

James's research is primarily in environmental law and litigation (particularly comparative research relating to climate change and the law, energy law, biodiversity law), regulatory theory, compliance and enforcement, clinical legal education. 


The need for energy change is well established yet there are relatively few people with an effective overview or the multidisciplinary skils needed to effectivey contribute to this complex issue. Depending on the area of study and specialisation, our graduates find work in government, policy, scientific research, development and air organisations, and multinational companies. The Avanced program is also a pathway to advanced study.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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Watch the webinar

Watch the Master of Climate Change & Master of Energy Change webinar to learn more about the program, entry requirements and student experience.

How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor Degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

You will need to submit your application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Postgraduate to start your application.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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