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Master of Energy

  • Masters (Coursework)

New Zealand is a world leader in - and ideally placed for - innovation in renewable energy.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$10,650 per year

About this course

New Zealand is a world leader in - and ideally placed for - innovation in renewable energy. Gain industry insights and explore technological developments with our roster of internationally-recognised experts, and prepare to lead in a sustainable global sector that continuously evolves to meet our daily needs. With significant input from top researchers from the , you'll be provided with up-to-date skills and knowledge that directly apply to the real world. This flexible programme lets you focus on a field of energy while pursuing courses from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Business School. Our schedules and streamed lectures allow you to study while working, and your research can align with your employment.

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Course structure

Regardless of your chosen programme of study, you will complete two core courses (ENERGY 721 and ENERGY 722) that provide overviews of the industry's resource economics and technology issues. You will also be expected to complete a research component that requires working on a problem relevant to industry, which may cover economy, environmental, technical, or regulatory issues.

Taught option
Many students complete a 120 point programme, although an 180-point option is available and recommended for candidates with less experience in the energy field. In both cases, the MEnergy research project (ENERGY 785A&B), undertaken over two consecutive semesters, is seen as a single research project with one end product: your final report submission.

Research option
Approved candidates with ample research and/or work experience in the field may opt to complete a 90 point research thesis in place of the 45-point research project and three electives.

Structuring your electives
Electives let you pursue an aspect of the industry that interests you. You'll be able to choose from a variety of courses aligned to specialised study pathways. These include focusing on a specific form of energy - such as wind or geothermal - or engineering technology, environmental science, or business.