Master of Energy scholarship

30 July 2014

The Master of Energy Studies is a 1.5-year program that provides students with a solid practical and theoretical knowledge of energy management, climate change and sustainability.

The program has a strong industry focus, with regular industry guest speakers, site visits and organised network events.

Graduates of the program will be equipped as future industry, government, research and community leaders with the skills and expertise to address energy challenges and devise solutions for a sustainable future.

The program is coordinated by the International Energy Centre and delivered at three of Australia’s leading universities: The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, and The University of Newcastle, together with a host of other education collaborators.

Graduates receive a co-badged Master of Energy Studies by all three universities.

The Master of Energy Studies program is delivered via intensive mode. Each course is delivered over 5 consecutive business days at one of the member universities. Candidates need to travel interstate to complete the teaching blocks. After each block, students undertake online tutorials and assessments.

Glencore Energy Leader Scholarship

The Glencore Energy Leader Scholarships are prestigious scholarships awarded annually to talented energy professionals who have been accepted into the Master of Energy Studies.

Scholarship value
Scholarship recipients receive AU$22,000 over the duration of the MES to assist with their tuition fees.

Who can apply?
Scholarships are available to eligible domestic and international applicants wishing to study the Master of Energy Studies program. The next program intake is scheduled for Semester 1, 2015 (February).

Please note: the scholarship is only available to study the Master of Energy Studies. It is not available for the Graduate Diploma/Certificate programs or for any other program offered by The University of Queensland or any other institutions.

Entry requirements
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must also apply for the Master of Energy Studies program and meet the program entry requirements:

  • A completed undergraduate degree from an internationally recognised institution
  • At least three years practical experience (paid work or volunteering experience) in a related field
  • International students must demonstrate their English language skills by taking an officially recognised test of English language proficiency.

Selection criteria
Successful scholarship candidates will possess an excellent academic record and several years of relevant professional experience. The IEC selection panel will use the following selection criteria when assessing scholarship applications:

  • Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study
  • Professional record: relevant employment experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references
  • Commitment to integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to energy studies
  • Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievement
  • Potential outcomes: the likelihood of positive impacts on the individual and the energy sector from participating in the MES program.