A pathway to a fulfilling career in energy innovation, where sustainability is paramount
Sustainable future-focused skills from top academics for real-world application
Unifying science, leadership and policy to provide a holistic approach to sustainable energy
100% online with support from enrolment through to graduation
The UTS Online Master of Sustainable Energy is designed for professionals who want to develop the skills to evaluate clean energy technologies, drive innovation and provide solutions for complex problems around sustainability. You might be looking to:
- Evaluate emerging technologies, communicate scientific concepts, and make informed decisions to solve complex problems in sustainable energy
- Gain multidisciplinary expertise in technical and economic analysis, social and community impact, and technology integration for sustainable energy management
- Integrate technological advancements and gain skills to influence policy and drive innovation
- Navigate the complexities of sustainable energy and make informed decisions in a dynamic environment
Research and critically evaluate clean energy technologies, energy storage systems, and innovations in clean energy, providing solutions for complex problems using authentic case studies
Explore the key elements of science communications and produce effective science communication
Demonstrate and reflect on newly developed leadership skills to create a professional development profile for career progression and promotion
Gain a diverse set of skills that can be applied to multiple roles
To learn more about how these learning outcomes can help you advance your career, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors.
The Master of Sustainable Energy comprises 12 online subjects (72 credit points [CP] in total).
Complete the following subjects (66 CP):
This subject examines the impact of public policy on health and wellbeing, including evidence-based science policies in climate change mitigation, sustainable development, and population-level vaccination initiatives. It also explores the regulatory frameworks and governing bodies that shape the field of science globally. Through critical analysis, students gain an understanding of the complex decision-making processes involved in formulating public policies, which rely on scientific, economic, social, and political factors.
This subject explores the scientific concepts of climate change, its impact on various industries and communities, and strategies to mitigate its effects. Students gain an understanding of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, global warming, and ocean acidification. They investigate the impact of climate change on human health, food production, and society. With this knowledge, students can lead change within their organisations and communities.
Achieving a sustainable future requires collaboration across industry, government and business, with a combination of effort to achieve sector change. While sustainable and clean energy technologies will continue along the path towards mass adoption, interim solutions are needed to slow the impact our current practices have. This subject explores a range of sustainable practices that can be immediately implemented within industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare, in a transitional arrangement.
Big Data is rapidly expanding, with estimates suggesting that global data creation will exceed 180 zettabytes by 2025. This subject examines the impact of Big Data on science and society, including methods for analysis and management, as well as ethical challenges for managers. It also explores how Big Data is transforming science and the critical challenges it poses in the context of Industry 4.0, such as interconnected data and privacy requirements.
This subject focuses on addressing global energy challenges by exploring energy supply and storage systems from a scientific perspective. It covers the operation principles of energy generation and storage systems, advantages, and major drawbacks. Students learn about collaboration with other scientific disciplines and the importance of non-conventional and renewable energy sources for sustainable development. Effective solutions from various sources are emphasized to provide a sustainable, affordable, and secure energy future.
This subject emphasizes the importance of sustainable energy for economic growth, human development, and environmental health. Students gain an understanding of the scientific principles behind various sources of sustainable energy and how they can be harnessed and stored. The subject equips students with the knowledge to design infrastructure to store energy and tackle a range of energy problems. As scientific research advances, the adoption of sustainable energy technologies continues to grow in importance and reliability.
This subject provides fundamental knowledge on emerging energy technologies, from clean energy conversion to energy storage, and explores how they can be implemented in mass adoption. It examines the transition from innovation to implementation and evaluates the economic, social, and scientific impacts of different energy technologies. Students can focus on a chosen energy innovation and take a multidisciplinary approach to gain the knowledge needed to participate in the rapidly evolving energy frontiers.
This subject teaches the fundamentals of technology and innovation management, covering the entire product and service development cycle within an organization. Students learn to analyze and design innovation processes and apply various tools to manage complexity and dynamics in the innovation process. They also deliver an innovation project, gaining theoretical and practical knowledge of invention, design, development, use, and deployment of technology and innovation.
Science communication is the practice of informing and inspiring the public about scientific knowledge. This subject explores the essential elements of effective science communication and prepares students to communicate scientific concepts to non-expert audiences through a range of media. Students will practice techniques to tell engaging science stories, gaining highly transferrable skills for outward-facing leadership and advocacy roles where communication of complex ideas is essential.
High Performance Science Leadership develops students' leadership capabilities by teaching them transferrable professional skills that empower others to perform at their best. Students learn how to create environments that inspire innovation and promote team engagement for long-term organisational success. This subject covers complex project management, change leadership in organisations, and working in both free and regulated scientific settings.
Leadership in Action is a master’s research project that enables students to apply their learning in the context of a current or future problem. Students choose their research topic and demonstrate their research planning and implementation skills using provided research tools. Students also showcase and reflect on the leadership skills they develop during the program. They can undertake work-integrated learning in their current role or use a leadership scenario to demonstrate how they will use their skills in the future.
Note: Most subjects at UTS are worth 6 CP (credit points) but this can vary across courses
Select 6 CPs from a range of study areas:
- Finance Fundamentals (6 CP)
- Leading Organisational Change (6 CP)
- Leading People and Change (6 CP)
- Data-Driven Decision Making (6 CP)
- Delivering Customer Value (3 CP)
- Applied Financial Management (3 CP)
- Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (6 CP)
- Sustainable Urban Development (6 CP)
- Introduction to Psychological Science (6 CP)
- Planning & Design Theory and Decision-Making (6 CP)
- Digital Strategy: Aligning Business and Technology (6 CP)
Note: Depending on subjects completed, students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate from this suite of courses. To find out more, speak with an Enrolment Advisor.
UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.
- Completion of a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a chemistry, physics, engineering or environmental science field; or the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies or the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practice*.
- Biomedical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Chemical sciences
- Communications technologies
- Electrical and electronic engineering and technology
- Electrical engineering
- Engineering and related technologies, n.e.c.
- Environmental engineering
- Environmental studies
- Fire technology
- Manufacturing engineering and technology
- Materials engineering
- Mining engineering
- Process and resources engineering
- Process and resources engineering, n.e.c.
- Completion of any of the three graduate certificates in this suite.
*Articulation into the Masters of Sustainable Energy is achievable through the successful completion of the Grad Cert Sustainable Practices, as well as demonstrated relevant work experience.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
Local applicants with international qualifications must satisfy English language requirements with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 and a writing score of 6.5.
For applicants without an Academic IELTS score, refer to the UTS Register of English Language Requirements Proficiency for other methods of satisfying the English Language requirements for the course(s).
For more information, schedule a 15-minute call with a Student Enrolment Advisor.
To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.
To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.
Studying UTS Online’s Master of Sustainable Energy may lead to roles such as:
- Energy Consultant
- Senior Energy Consultant
- Renewable Energy Consultant
- Business Development Manager (Energy)
- Renewable Energy Engineer
- Electrical Design Engineer (Energy and Battery)
- Carbon Capture Consultant
- Sustainability Specialist
- Environmental Sustainable
- Design Consultant
- Energy Technologist
- Government Science Advisor
- Energy Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Infrastructure Advisor
- Technical Service Engineer
- Energy Storage Consultant
To learn more about career outcomes, download a course guide