24 months
43200 AUD/year
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At this Sustainable Energy program at RMIT University you'll immerse yourself in the technology to improve energy efficiency, learn to use renewable resources and reduce the environmental and social impacts of conventional energy resources.    

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This Sustainable Energy program at RMIT University is managing the transition towards a more sustainable energy sector is a priority for governments, the private sector and the general community.

A final-year research project forms an essential part of this program. Through this self-selected project (from a range of available topics) you will draw on not only the advanced engineering skills you have learnt but also coursework around ethical, economic and social responsibility.


Within their organisations, graduates take on lead roles in:

  • developing and implementing plans to improve energy efficiency and productivity to cut fuel bills, and reduce greenhouse gas/pollution emissions to meet regulatory requirements
  • researching, developing, demonstrating, commercialising, designing and evaluating innovative solar, wind and hydro, biomass, hydrogen and other sustainable energy supply, storage and utilisation technologies
  • devising innovative sustainable solutions to current problems associated with adverse economic, social and environmental problems linked to energy supply, distribution and consumption
  • maintaining and optimising the performance of installed sustainable energy technologies and systems
  • managing consultative processes with social groups affected by energy-related projects and developments


The Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy) is not accredited, although it has been developed to align with the Engineers Australiaaccreditation framework.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Electrical Energy Storage_Systems
  • Sustainable Thermal Systems
  • Sustainable Energy Fundamentals 
  • Renewable and Solar Fuels   
  • Wind and Hydro Power
  • Professional Experience Postgraduate

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS number: 079934A    

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Engineering, Science, Information Technology, Physics and Chemistry with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0.
  • Applicants who have a successfully completed a relevant degree (as above) with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4, will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported places  

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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