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This course delivers a broad perspective of energy systems from generation and transmission to end use, and introduces candidates to the key scientific principles that underpin energy generation. Candidates develop an appreciation of topics related to sources of energy and power generation, including supply and demand and future scenarios for 2050, and the operation of energy markets. Candidates will gain a comprehensive understanding of the suite of energy and technology options available. 

LOCATION:

University of Queensland - Brisbane

DESCRIPTION:
This course provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the factors that govern a company's exposure to the financial and economic aspects of climate change and carbon and energy management. Some topics covered include project appraisal, methods for evaluating non-financial costs and benefits, and oil and gas sector economics (at macro and micro levels). The course also introduces concepts of carbon lock-in and issues of investment risk.

LOCATION:
University of Western Australia - Perth


DESCRIPTION:
This course explains the physical science of climate change, with discussion of climate models, projections, and impact scenarios. International policy frameworks for climate change are introduced, with discussion of climate change politics and psychology. The course also examines local impacts and planning responses to climate change effects. Candidates will gain an understanding of mitigation responses, vulnerability assessment, and adaptation strategies for organisations and communities.

LOCATION:
University of Newcastle - Newcastle and Sydney

DESCRIPTION:
The theme of this course is investment decision-making under uncertainty. Candidates will gain advanced understanding of key financial concepts including cash flows, costs of debt and equity, and rates of return. Real options analysis will extend these core concepts, and candidates will develop skills in Visual Basic as a tool for options evaluation. This course incorporates extensive group work activities to explore and build applied practical skills.

LOCATION:
University of Queensland - Brisbane

DESCRIPTION:
This course explores issues of energy and development, including equity; resources, population, and consumption; conflict, security, and migration; social impact assessment and social engagement; indigenous people and traditional cultures; and gender. Students will develop their understanding of international policy mechanisms and legal frameworks, and build skills in community engagement for energy development.

LOCATION:
University of Western Australia - Perth


DESCRIPTION:
Students will analyse current and emerging technology options to manage and reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency and mitigate climate change. Key power generation and low emission technologies and their challenges, risks and associated supply systems will be examined, including renewable energy options, electricity storage and micro-grids, carbon capture and storage (CCS), gas, cogeneration and oil production. The course provides students with an advanced understanding of the numerous technologies and supply systems.

LOCATION:
University of Newcastle - Newcastle


DESCRIPTION:
This course develops advanced business management skills in the areas of strategy analysis, formation, and implementation. Principles of managerial finance, corporate carbon mitigation, and risk management strategies are applied through case studies and interactive activities. The course focuses heavily on innovation management, from theory to practice, and students are engaged with industry practitioners in emerging areas of sustainable energy.

LOCATION:
University of Western Australia - Perth

DESCRIPTION:
This course investigates the role that energy efficiency and low carbon solutions can play in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Some topics covered include energy efficiency and conservation, sustainable energy use, smart grids, metering, the psychology of energy consumption, non-price barriers, regulatory drivers and public policy interventions.

LOCATION:
University of Queensland - Brisbane

The Master of Energy Studies (MES) aims to develop professionals who can communicate across scientific, environmental, economic, and governance boundaries to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to complex global challenges in developed and developing contexts. The program has been designed to provide MES candidates with a strong theoretical foundation in transdisciplinary sustainability science, and advanced, industry-relevant practical skills developed through engagement, applied research, and the Professional Project experience.


The Professional Project requires candidates to design and undertake self-directed project work that consolidates and applies the concepts, principles and methodologies learned to date. Students are strongly encouraged to anchor their project on a focal issue of personal or professional development interest. Energy and energy issues are the focus of the MES program, but individual interests may lead the Professional Project into related areas, such as climate policy, development studies, or technical-economic challenges in particular industries or locations. The rationale behind the project will be firmly rooted in a current, emerging or forecast challenge, explored through integrated stakeholder and disciplinary viewpoints.    

The Master of Energy Studies (MES) aims to develop professionals who can communicate across scientific, environmental, economic, and governance boundaries to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to complex global challenges in developed and developing contexts. The program has been designed to provide MES candidates with a strong theoretical foundation in transdisciplinary sustainability science, and advanced, industry-relevant practical skills developed through engagement, applied research, and the Professional Project experience.

The Professional Project requires candidates to design and undertake self-directed project work that consolidates and applies the concepts, principles and methodologies learned to date. Students are strongly encouraged to anchor their project on a focal issue of personal or professional development interest. Energy and energy issues are the focus of the MES program, but individual interests may lead the Professional Project into related areas, such as climate policy, development studies, or technical-economic challenges in particular industries or locations. The rationale behind the project will be firmly rooted in a current, emerging or forecast challenge, explored through integrated stakeholder and disciplinary viewpoints.    

Professional Project information for students commencing their project in Summer Semester 2015-16 and Semester 1 2016.

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