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Graduate Diploma in Energy and Carbon Studies

Murdoch University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094617M

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Paris Agreement on climate change, growing world populations and limited fossil fuel resources have all created increased demand for renewable energy. How we increase supply and integrate renewable energy into the current energy supply sector is driving the demand for professionals with climate change skills across the Asia Pacific region and Australia to serve as leaders of the emerging "green" economy.

Develop the critical skills needed for the energy and carbon industries and apply them to the challenges of global environmental and social change. Our industry-focussed units will equip you with skills such as energy auditing, carbon accounting, designing renewable energy systems, preparing energy policy briefs for government and developing corporate carbon management strategies.

Successful completion of this course provides a clear pathway to the final year of the Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy degree.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Energy and Carbon Studies 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.
The course has been developed in conjunction with energy and carbon consultants, so you’ll graduate with the skills needed by industry. Learn from industry and academia experts who have research expertise in renewable energy system design and performance, energy efficient buildings and transport, sustainable energy development, Smart Cities, climate change risk assessments, carbon neutral strategies, energy storage, and biomass technology.
Take advantage of our teaching and research facilities, including our renewable energy outdoor test area for research and development on solar photovoltaic technology, solar thermal power, wind turbines, hybrid systems and micro-grid technology.

Develop your skills

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

Energy auditing and reporting
Carbon accounting and reporting
Developing corporate energy and carbon management strategies
Analysing energy policy and writing policy briefs for government
Designing renewable energy systems.

Your future career

This course is designed to provide graduate training for Australian and international professionals working, or wishing to work, in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change or environmental management. You could expect to gain employment in the following industries and organisations such as power generation, renewable energy, manufacturing and installation, government departments and international aid, energy efficiency and environmental consultancies, university and private industry research organisations or 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 satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience. 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