Master of Engineering Science (Energy Systems)

Study Programme Details
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Elevate your expertise in the dynamic field of energy engineering with the Master of Engineering Science in Energy Systems at UNSW. This two-year postgraduate program offers a unique opportunity to delve into a diverse range of energy and power systems, equipping electrical engineers with the skills needed for success in this ever-evolving sector.


In a world witnessing unprecedented growth in intelligent power supply systems like smart grids, this program is your gateway to staying ahead in energy systems engineering. Tailored for electrical engineers seeking to upgrade their skills, the Master’s curriculum covers theoretical and applications-based electives, preparing you for the challenges of the modern energy landscape. Gain insights into integrating renewable energy sources with conventional electricity grids and understand the pivotal role of electric motors in technologies ranging from smartphones to hybrid cars.

This postgraduate journey involves engaging, complex, open-ended projects and ample opportunities to emerge as a leader in the field. Develop a systematic problem-solving approach, effective project planning skills, and proficiency in analyzing, interpreting, and communicating results.

Admission Requirements

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Degree structures can vary depending on your specialisation of choice, the number of courses you choose and timetabling, to give you an indication you can consider the below.

Depending on your specialisation and your previous studies/professional experience you may study:

  • At least 4 Disciplinary Courses
  • At least 4 Advanced Disciplinary Courses
  • At least 1 Engineering and Technical Management Course
  • At least 3 enquiry-based courses (which includes a research project)
  • At least 4 elective courses (across Disciplinary, Advanced Disciplinary and Engineering and Technical Management courses)

Through the Disciplinary and Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge courses you’ll learn the technical knowledge and skills you need for your chosen specialisation. You’ll also update your knowledge in cutting-edge developments in your area of interest.

Engineering and Technical Management courses help you build skills in communicating and justifying professional decisions, employing ethical approaches to practice, and developing the abilities required for roles more focused on project and or staff management, leadership and strategy.

You’ll complete a research project in this degree within the enquiry-based courses. In this you can choose to develop your Postgraduate Research skills to assist with the research project component of the degree or as your first step towards a Higher Degree Research (PhD) program. Or you can complete a “Launching a Startup” course where you will be equipped with the skills necessary to successfully commercialise your ideas.

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  • International Fee to Complete Degree $112,500
  • Domestic Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this program

Future Career Outcomes

Delve into real-world examples of successful alumni, understanding how the program aligns with industry demands and contributes to skill development crucial in the evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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