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Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment

Murdoch University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 034962B

Level of study: Postgraduate


Recent significant changes to global climate change policy has meant a shift to a broader range of adaption and mitigation practices to counter climate change. This is driving a demand for professionals with climate change skills across the Asia Pacific region and in Australia.

Choose to specialise in Climate Change Management or Energy, Emissions and Environment as part of your course. The Climate Change Management specialisation will give you advanced training in climate change adaption and strategy, carbon policy, accounting and management as well as sustainability. The Energy, Emissions and Environment specialisation is specifically targeted at addressing ongoing demand for sustainable energy and the need for environmental management of energy projects.

You can complete the course with a focus on policy and/or the scientific aspects of environmental management in the energy industry.

7 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment at Murdoch

Murdoch University has been at the forefront of energy teaching and research since 1975 and offers the most comprehensive suite of postgraduate course on energy and carbon studies within Australia.
There is a growing demand for graduates that have a broad range of skills across environmental, energy and climate change impact assessment and management.
If you’re an environmental scientist looking to broaden your skill set and become a sustainability or climate change officer, this course combines energy and carbon studies with environmental science.
Study on your terms with flexible full or part-time study arrangements. All units are offered completely online, allowing you to upskill while you are working.
Learn from industry experts who have research expertise in the transition to a low carbon economy, energy efficiency in buildings and transport, renewable energy systems, and climate change resilience.
Specialise your degree depending on your area of specialisation and career goals in either Climate Change Management or Energy, Emissions and Environment.
Our graduates are held in high esteem by government agencies and organisations all over the world. They have secured jobs with the United Nations, the Red Cross, Mercy Corps, GHD, AECOM, Rio Tinto, GE, and Honeywell, among others.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

undertaking climate change impact and risk assessment
developing climate change adaptation and resilience strategies
analysing climate change policy for corporate or government entities
calculating a greenhouse gas inventory and reporting emissions.

Your career

This course is designed to provide graduate training for Australian and international professionals working, or wishing to work, in the areas of climate change management or sustainable energy and environmental management.

You could expect to gain employment in the following industries and organisations:

power generation
renewable energy manufacturing and installation
government departments
international aid
economic regulatory authorities
energy efficiency and environmental consultancies
carbon accounting
energy and environmental consultancies
university and private industry research organisations
local councils.

Professional recognition

Successful completion of the unit PEN590 Energy Systems gives you provisional accreditation by the Clean Energy Council for design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems.

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Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 33,360 Per Year
Start date: Expected August 2023
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 1 year

Murdoch University

Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150

Entry criteria

Recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) or higher, or equivalent training, or professional experience in a related area.

Some of the units taken assume some prior knowledge, details of which are given in the description of each unit in the Handbook. The most common of these is the high school Physics prerequisite for units such as Energy in Society, Energy Management and Energy Systems. Some students may therefore need to complete additional prerequisite units.

English Language requirements: IELTS overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; CAE - 169 overall with no band below 169; PTE - 50 with no band below 50; TOEFL IBT - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); OET - OET with a minimum of C (250-290) in each of the four components.

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Murdoch University
Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150