Master of Energy Change (Advanced option available)

Overview

The need for energy change is well-established yet there are relatively few people with an effective overview or the multi-disciplinary skills needed to effectively contribute to this complex issue. 

The Master of Energy Change (MEnCh) is a postgraduate coursework program at Australia's national university, offering you the chance to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests, skills and aspirations in the area of energy change.

Graduates can find work in government, scientific research, development and aid organisations, multi-national companies and technology start-ups. The MEnCh program is also a pathway to more advanced study. Students can also undertake industry placements for course credit by selecting internship subjects within the degree.

This program has a strong interdisciplinary core focusing on topics such as energy technologies, energy policies and governance, climate change and energy economics. The wide range of electives will enable you to explore interests in areas such as specific solar and wind technologies, power systems and microgrids, nuclear technology and environmental decision making.

Key facts

  • #1 for Natural Sciences (QS 2022) in Australia

  • 2 years full time

  • Semester 1 & 2 intake

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities

  • #1 in Australia for graduate employability (Times Higher Education)

World class facilities

Students will gain access to facilities for conducting high quality research.

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Program details

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.

Examples of recent research projects completed by MEnCh students:

  • Development of Material Database for Potential Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs) - supported by  Scholarship in the Hydrogen Economy
  • Techno-economic optimisation of Hydrogen supply chain for green hydrogen exports for Renewable Energy Zones
  • Wind and Solar Project Development Duration – Australia’s National Electricity Market
  • Techno-economic optimisation of a Hydrogen Gas Refuelling Station
  • Contested Justice: The Politics of Powering Up Last Miles In Eastern Indonesia
  • Sensor networking system for the EvoEnergy Hydrogen Test Facility
  • Energy Change - Insights from the 1st and 2nd Industrial Revolutions and Recent Developments to help achieve the next Low Carbon Industrial Revolution
  • The development of testing facilities for generation and injection of hydrogen into gas networks
  • Exploring Energy Justice in Residential Solar Subsidisation in Vietnam: The Case of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Careers

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

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.

Learning experience

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Hilman Fathoni receiving his University Medal from Naomi Flutter, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Hilman Fathoni receiving his University Medal from Naomi Flutter, Pro-Vice-Chancellor

University Medal accolade for Master of Energy Change student

Hilman Fathoni is the first Master of Energy Change student to be honored with an ANU University Medal.

Read Hilman's story

Fees & scholarships

Fees

Please visit the Programs and Courses website for information about fees.

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Scholarships

Featured Global Power Generation Australia Scholarship in The Hydrogen Economy

Australian citizens only; $10,000 per annum

Featured Jennifer & Ian Prosser Scholarship

$5,000 per annum

Teachers

Dr Igor Skryabin

Dr Igor Skryabin

Dr Igor is the master's program co-convenor.

Igor’s career experience includes the development and commercialisation of solar photovoltaics, electrochemical energy convertors, energy for defence and security, renewable energy market development mechanisms, and commercialisation of intellectual property. He has published more than 100 research papers and is an inventor of more than 35 patents and industrial designs.

Professor Ken Baldwin

Professor Ken Baldwin

Professor Ken Baldwin is the inaugural Director of the Australian National University’s (ANU) Energy Change Institute, now part of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions.
He is also the Director of the ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific.
The main focus of his work is to help drive the energy transition, particularly for Australia’s future export industries based on renewable energy.

Program administrators

Associate Professor Zongyou Yin

Professor Zongyou Yin

Professor Zongyou is the master program convener.

Zongyou’s research is interdisciplinary, encompassing AI-driven materials innovations, nano-to-atomic materials science, fundamental relationship among materials-structures-devices, and synergistic integration of multi-functions towards systems for energy conversion&storage, body-wearables and (opto)electronics.

How to apply

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Visit the domestic postgraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

Domestic postgraduate applications

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Visit the international postgraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

International postgraduate applications

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