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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Sustainable Energy (Management) (MSE(Man))

Become a highly skilled change agent, ready to deal with the complex trilemma of energy affordability, reliability and environmental sustainability.

This two year program is designed to address complex problems across disciplines and equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress to leadership positions in the energy sector.

You'll learn from leading academics and researchers, as well as national and international practitioners, about the complex nature of energy generation, distribution and supply, and the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable energy future. Plus the flexible course structure makes it easier for you to integrate your studies into your existing schedule.

You'll explore the crucial role of technology, policy and innovation in energy project management and development, and gain an understanding of the importance of balancing the trade-offs between social, economic and environmental considerations.

Undertake management courses, which focus on enhanced management and provide you with research and communication skills, as well as a professional project on a topic related to a current, emerging or predicted challenge within the energy sector.

With a degree in sustainable energy, you'll gain the skill and understanding to tackle the challenges and opportunities that come with a shift toward clean energy and decentralised renewable energy.

Program highlights

  • Learn from leaders in energy research, who share your desire for a more sustainable and cleaner energy future.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to complete each course whenever and wherever you choose.
  • Gain the critical knowledge and in-demand skills to stand out in your field.
  • Study at a program validated by top-tier companies to ensure a competitive advantage for your career success.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Sustainable energy engineer
  • Solar energy technician
  • Energy project manager
  • Wind energy solutions manager
  • Energy and sustainability professional
  • Sustainability officer
  • Clean energy policy officer
  • Energy analyst
  • Renewable energy manager
  • Sustainability engagement manager

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 4.5 OR Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5. Relevant fields include but are not limited to engineering, science, environmental management, economics, commerce, business, public policy, international development, energy. Three years of practical experience in a related field is preferred.