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Master of Energy Change(Advanced option available)

Study Energy Change at ANU

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 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.

What you'll learn

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.

Examples of recent research projects completed by MEnCh students:

  • Optoelectronic Properties of Atomically Thin 2-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
  • 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

What it's like to study Energy Change

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.”

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.

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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. 

Dr Igor Skryabin

Dr Igor Skryabin

Igor’s career experience includes 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.

Energy Change 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.

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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How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

  1. Check domestic admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission 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

Start your application on the Universities Admissions Centre website.

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

  1. Check international admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission 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

Start your application on the ANU Admissions website.

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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