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Graduate Diploma in Energy Studies

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced, 2–10 years

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Energy Studies offered by Open Universities Australia outlines patterns of energy supply and consumption, whilst encouraging a proactive approach to renewable energy research and planning.

Graduates of this energy studies program will acquire knowledge and skills to enhance their work in areas such as energy policy, energy economics, energy management and efficiency, sustainable energy systems design and planning, the environmental impact of energy systems and their use. The course also includes a short research project in renewable energy research.


Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have a bachelor degree; OR
  • Have the equivalent training in an industry related area; AND
  • Have completed high school or first year university introductory physics (for some units)

Areas of study

In this postgraduate diploma program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Energy systems
  • Energy policy
  • Energy economics
  • Energy management
  • Energy studies project
  • Greenhouse accounting and life cycle assessment
  • Greenhouse science and policy
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

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

As climate change and environmental sustainability rise to the forefront of social consciousness, global patterns of energy consumption have never held greater relevance. Studying this course will give you the training and education to work in energy consulting companies, government agencies and within the energy management and renewable energy sector.

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

  • Urban Planner
  • Regional Planner
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Renewable Energy Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Energy Consultant

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or scholarships.

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).

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