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Master of Energy System Management (Professional)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Engineering offers an exciting future with an increasing demand for graduates both in Australia and internationally.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
S757, 0101804
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

Engineering offers an exciting future with an increasing demand for graduates both in Australia and internationally. With ambitious renewable energy targets around the world, there is an increasing global demand for skilled senior engineers who can design, manage and maintain new distributed energy grid systems.

The Master of Energy System Management (Professional) focuses on practical and real-world problems that blend project-based and workplace learning.

This two-year professional program extends your knowledge in energy management systems through a unique blend of engineering, IT and science units. With a focus on research, you'll complete specific research units and a research project in your final year of study.

Upon graduation, you will be equipped with knowledge and skills to tackle problems associated with energy systems that include; efficiency and renewable and alternative solutions and policy.

Want to develop real-world solutions to global energy challenges?

Deakin's School of Engineering is leading the way in cutting edge research in this area and developing innovative solutions for industry. Through this program you'll have the opportunity to contribute to developing real-world solutions to global energy challenges through a research project. The program also provides a pathway for further postgraduate qualifications (eg. PhD) through the completion of specific research units in your final year of study.

You will develop unique strengths to work collaboratively in professional teams in order to develop evidence-based engineering solutions. Throughout the degree you will acquire critical-thinking, innovative problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills that employers are looking for to satisfy the growing need for intelligent energy systems and the increasing use of renewable and alternative energy sources for a variety of residential and commercial applications.

You will have world-class facilities and equipment at your fingertips with access to Deakin's state-of-the-art engineering precinct and the Geelong Future Economy Precinct (GTP) - home to the Renewable Energy Microgrid, Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre.

Entry requirements

  • 4-year bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF Level 8) in a relevant (related) engineering discipline.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

Graduates will be able to take responsibility for interpreting and implementing energy changes for society, business and government, and for ensuring that policy decisions are adequately informed.

These skills would equip graduates to work in specialist roles such as:

* Energy Manager
* Renewable Energy Engineer
* Energy Systems Engineer
* Energy Supply Consultant

Course structure

To complete the Master of Energy System Management (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 or 2 credit point, sometimes abbreviated as 'cps'. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 15 core units (totalling 16 credit points)
  • Completion of STP710 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of SEE700 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit

Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted for relevant postgraduate studies, in accordance with standard University procedures.

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