2 years full-time
Engineering offers an exciting future with an increasing demand for graduates globally. With ambitious renewable energy targets being set around the world, there is increasing global demand for skilled senior engineers who can design, manage and maintain new distributed energy grid systems.
The Master of Energy System Management (Professional) focuses on practical and real-world problems that blend project-based and workplace learning.
This professional program extends your knowledge in energy management systems through a unique blend of engineering, IT and science units. With a focus on practical learning, and the opportunity to undertake an industry-based placement, you will graduate career-ready and with the capacity to apply your skills to real-world problems.
Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to tackle problems associated with energy systems that include efficiencies, renewable and alternative solutions, and policy.
Want to develop real-world solutions to global energy challenges?
Deakin's School of Engineering is leading the way in cutting edge research in this area and developing innovative solutions for industry. You will have world-class facilities and equipment at your fingertips with access to Deakin's state-of-the-art engineering precinct and the Geelong Future Economy Precinct (GTP). This is home to the Renewable Energy Microgrid, Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre.
Throughout the degree you'll develop unique strengths to work collaboratively in professional teams to develop evidence-based engineering solutions. You will acquire critical-thinking, innovative problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills. These are what employers are looking for to satisfy the growing need for intelligent energy systems and the increasing use of renewable and alternative energy sources in residential and commercial applications.
As a graduate, you'll possess the necessary skills to work as a highly skilled engineer with expertise in Energy System Management. You will be qualified to take responsibility for interpreting technological possibilities for society, business and government. You will help to ensure policy decisions are properly informed, including that costs, risks and limitations are properly understood as the desirable outcomes.Read More
- Award granted
- Master of Energy System Management (Professional)
2024 course information
- Deakin code
- CRICOS code?
- 0101804 Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
- Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
- Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.
To complete the Master of Energy System Management (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points, which must include the following:
- fifteen (15) core units (16 credit points)
- completion of STP710 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit)
- completion of SEE700 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
- completion of DAI001 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit point compulsory unit).
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.
Plus one unit in:
Plus three units in:
# Must have successfully completed STP710 Career Tools for Employability (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
*Compulsory Trimester 3 study
~It is recommended students undertake SEN710 and SEN720 in consecutive trimesters
Intakes by location
The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
*Enrolment in a Trimester 3 study period is compulsory to complete this course.
International students must also ensure they complete the course within their CoE duration.
Additional course information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.
Successful students typically spend about 150 hours in learning and assessment for each one credit point unit. The time required to prepare evidence for credential assessment varies based on the student’s existing documentation.
Study in Trimester 3 is compulsory, please refer to the Handbook for unit offering patterns
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.
Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.
To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a four year undergraduate engineering degree in a related engineering discipline (recognised as equivalent to an Australian undergraduate engineering degree)
- Professional Engineer Membership (in a related engineering discipline) of Engineers Australia, or an equivalent professional body that is signatory to Washington Accord, including a body that holds a provisional status
English language proficiency requirements
To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:
- bachelor degree from a recognised English-speaking country
- IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
- other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements)
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Recognition of prior learning
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for Recognition of prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your Recognition of prior learning.
Your Recognition of prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Recognition of prior learning system which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of prior learning.
One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about tuition fees.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.
There are currently no pathway or credit arrangements.
- Graduate Diploma of Engineering (S652)
- Master of Energy System Management (S756)
Graduates will be able to take responsibility for interpreting and implementing energy changes for society, business and government, and for ensuring that policy decisions are adequately informed.
These skills would equip graduates to work in specialist roles such as:
• energy manager
• renewable energy engineer
• energy systems engineer
• energy supply consultant.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Advocate ideas and make decisions from conception through to implementation by properly evaluating and integrating technical and non-technical considerations as desirable outcomes of energy system management engineering projects and practice.
Apply knowledge of electrical, renewable and alternative energy engineering principles and techniques, and use research, project design and management skills and approaches to systematically investigate, interpret, analyse and generate solutions for complex problems and issues.
Manage engineering solutions, projects and programs, and ensure reliable functioning of all components, sub-systems and technologies as well as all interactions between the technical system and the context within which it functions to form a complete, sustainable and self-consistent system that optimises social, environmental and economic outcomes over its full lifetime.
Respond to or initiate research concerned with advancing energy system engineering and developing new principles and technologies within this specialist engineering discipline using appropriate methodologies and thereby contribute to continual improvement in the practice and scholarship of engineering.
Prepare high quality engineering documents and present information including approaches, procedures, concepts, solutions, and technical details in oral, written and/or visual forms appropriate to the context, in a professional manner.
Use reasoning skills to critically and fairly analyse the viewpoints of stakeholders and specialists and consult in a professional manner when presenting an engineering viewpoint, arguments, justifications or solutions to engage technical and non-technical audience in discussions, debate and negotiations.
Use a wide range of digital engineering and scientific tools and techniques to analyse, simulate, visualise, synthesise and critically assess information and methodically and systematically differentiate between assertion, personal opinion and evidence for engineering decision-making.
Demonstrate the ability to independently and systematically locate and share information, standards and regulations that pertain to the specialist engineering discipline.
Identify, discern, and characterise salient issues, determine and analyse causes and effects, justify and apply appropriate assumptions, predict performance and behaviour, conceptualise engineering approaches and evaluate potential outcomes against appropriate criteria to synthesise solution strategies for complex engineering problems.
Use research-based knowledge and research methods to identify, reveal and define complex engineering problems which involve uncertainty, ambiguity, imprecise information, conflicting technical or non-technical factors and safety and other contextual risks associated with engineering application within an engineering discipline.
Apply technical knowledge, problem solving skills, appropriate tools and resources to design components, elements, systems, plant, facilities, processes and services to satisfy user requirements taking in to account broad contextual constraints such as social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, political and human factors as an integral factor in the process of developing responsible engineering solutions.
Identify recent developments, develop alternative concepts, solutions and procedures, appropriately challenge engineering practice from technical and non-technical viewpoints and thereby demonstrate capacity for creating new technological opportunities, approaches and solutions.
Regularly undertake self-review and take notice of feedback to reflect on achievements, plan professional development needs, learn from the knowledge and standards of a professional and intellectual community and contribute to its maintenance and advancement.
Commit to and uphold codes of ethics, established norms, standards, and conduct that characterises accountability and responsibility as a professional engineer, while ensuring safety of other people and protection of the environment.
Function effectively as a team member, take various team roles, consistently complete all assigned tasks within agreed deadlines, proactively assist, contribute to ideas, respect opinions and value contribution made by others when working collaboratively in learning activities to realise shared team objectives and outcomes.
Apply people and personal skills to resolve any teamwork issues, provide constructive feedback that recognises the value of alternative and diverse viewpoints, and contribute to team cohesiveness, bringing to the fore and discussing shared individual and collective knowledge and creative capacity to develop optimal solutions to complex engineering problems.
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the global, cultural and social diversity and complex needs of communities and cultures through the assessment of qualitative and quantitative interactions between engineering practices, the environment and the community, the implications of the law, relevant codes, regulations and standards.
Actively seek traditional, current and new information to assess trends and emerging practice from local, national and global sources and appraise the diversity, equity and ethical implications for professional practice.
Approved by Faculty Board 21 November 2019