Master of Energy Change (Advanced option available)


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

Alongside the essential foundational skills you need to launch a career in this growth industry, the Master of Energy Change (MEnCh) offers you access to the broad range of interdisciplinary expertise here at Australia's leading university.

The program focuses on topics such as energy resources and renewable technologies, energy politics and governance, climate change science and policy, climate system science.

Meanwhile, the wide range of electives will enable you to explore your interests in areas such as specific solar and wind technologies, power systems and microgrids, nuclear technology and environmental decision making. 

You can also undertake industry placements for course credit by selecting internship subjects within the degree.

Advanced program

The Master of Energy Change (Advanced) incorporates a significant research project supervised by one of our expert academics, and is a gateway to further research, such as a PhD.

Examples of recent research projects completed by students of the Master of Energy Change (Advanced) include:

  • 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

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for the Advanced version of this program.

Key facts

  • #1 for Natural Sciences (QS 2024) 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)
  • Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for the Advanced version of this program



Ram Parameswaran

"I believe that ‘energy and the environment’ is the definitive challenge of our time. I wanted a Master's program that would equip me with the skills to address this challenge. I was looking all around the world, and was drawn to the ANU Master of Energy Change because of the breadth of courses and research areas it offered.”

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Jiaxi Ding

“The program is very attractive because it is interdisciplinary. The courses are delivered by staff from the university, as well as by practicing engineers from energy companies, so you learn about the broad range of career opportunities available after graduation."


Depending on the area of study and specialisation, our graduates find work in government, policy, scientific research, development and aid organisations, technology start-ups 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 2023-24. 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.

Below are some of the career outcomes of our alumni, highlighting the diverse paths they've taken since graduating from the Master of Energy Change*.

  • Integration Developer at Energy Australia
  • Project Manager at Neoen
  • Head of Corporate Affairs at Neoen

*Based on data from LinkedIn.

Learning experience

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
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Aniruddha Deshpande (left) and Rahul Ravindranathan (right)

How two friends stuck together to score their dream jobs

Rahul and Ani found themselves on the same journey from India to Canberra to study a Master of Energy Change. Now they’ve graduated from ANU, but the journey continues for both of them – with jobs in the local renewable energy sector.

Read their story

Fees & scholarships


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

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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

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Dr Igor Skryabin

Dr Igor Skryabin, co-convenor

Dr Igor Skryabin

Igor’s career experience includes the development and commercialisation of solar photovoltaics, electrochemical energy convertors, 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 Zongyou Yin, co-convenor


Zongyou’s research is interdisciplinary, encompassing AI-driven materials innovations, nano-to-atomic materials science, fundamental relationship among materials-structures-devices, body-wearables and (opto)electronics.

How to apply

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