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Graduate Certificate in Energy Studies

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 semester full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Be a part of the oldest and most comprehensive energy tertiary education program in Australia with this Graduate Certificate in Energy Studies at Murdoch University!

You can study this course both online or on campus and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to fight global issues of climate change.

You'll not only learn about methods of sustainable energy production and improving existing energy systems, but will explore the social, environmental, economic, policy and technical aspects and issues behind energy use.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree or higher; OR
  • Completed equivalent training; OR
  • Completed satisfactory preparation through previous study; OR
  • Completed satisfactory preparation through professional experience

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Areas of study

In this energy studies course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Energy in society
  • Energy management
  • Energy systems
  • Renewable energy and sustainable development
  • Energy policy
  • Energy economics
  • Energy and greenhouse reporting

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Energy Studies from Murdoch University.

Depending on the units you study, you could have the opportunity to work internationally in the following areas: power utilities, renewable energy management and energy installation companies, government or energy efficiency and environmental consultancies.

You could also be eligible to undertake other postgraduate study in this field.

Curious about where a career in environmental could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Renewable Energy Manager
  • Environmental Consultant

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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