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UCL Australia is an integral part of University College London (UCL) - one of the foremost academic institutions in the world. We are a true academic powerhouse, currently ranked fourth in the QS World University Rankings 2013, with no fewer than 21 Nobel Prize winners within our community.

UCL Australia is UCL's first overseas campus and we are the first British university to establish a campus in Australia.

UCL Australia provides a novel, tangible and globally relevant learning experience. UCL qualifications are recognised and respected all around the world and our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

The School of Energy and Resources brings UCL's vast expertise and experience to the centre of Australia's booming resources industry.

Our world-leading approach combines academic research with hands-on industry experience. We are developing the management talent that will help industry to meet their challenges, innovate and prosper into the future.

We give our students a deep understanding of the complexities of the energy and resources industries and equip them with the specialised technical knowledge they need to have a positive and practical impact. Our graduates consistently pursue sector management careers and help shape the energy and resources industry of the future.

Partnering with the South Australian Government, Santos Limited, BHP Billiton and other key industry players, UCL School of Energy and Resources Australia delivers world-class research and education, with industry input and focus.

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Students enrolled in the graduate programs at UCL are provided with a thorough knowledge of sustainable management of energy and natural resources. The programs cover both theory and practice, with a focus on modern issues faced by industry. Leading academics with strong industry links and industry professionals contribute to all taught courses.

Master of Science in Energy and Resources Management

The program is neither an MBA, nor a typical technical postgraduate science degree. It is a management-focused masters course that prepares students for future executive roles by bringing together policy, management and technology perspectives.

For full-time students, the masters program is undertaken over two years. In Year 1, students undertake eight courses designed to broaden their understanding of the energy and resources sectors. In Year 2, students can opt for one of two streams, both designed to enable students to integrate theory and practice through demonstration of a substantial research project.

  • Research stream - students undertake a research project
  • Coursework stream - students undertake a combination of four taught courses and two short, research projects

Graduate diploma and graduate certificate

Also available are the nested graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs that offer coursework components of the masters program. Entry requirements for both the graduate certificate (six months) and the graduate diploma (one year) are the same as the masters program.


UCL Australia applies a systems approach to energy and resources research across sectors (government, industry and communities) and disciplines (technology, natural and social sciences, economics and law). UCL Australia has a particular focus on:

  • systems modelling (process optimisation, project organisation and management)
  • impact assessment (environment, society and economy)
  • decision support (governance and business models)
  • policy analysis and assessment (energy security, climate change, regional and national priorities)
  • innovation opportunities and impacts (disruptive technologies, open and social innovation, incentives and barriers).

Our research is interdisciplinary, cutting across the three units within UCL Australia - the School of Energy and Resources, the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (Australia) and the International Energy Policy Institute. Although each unit has its own research strategy and agenda, there is a common alignment with the UCL Grand Challenges of Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.


UCL Australia offers scholarships in partnership with industry to attract highly motivated and talented students to our world-class postgraduate programs. Specific information is available on our website:

UCL Australia offers a full range of integrated support services to serve its students' needs. These range from pre-departure information and support, airport reception for newly arrived students and their families and orientation to academic support, welfare and guidance services, and IT and library services. UCL Australia also provides opportunities for students to engage outside the classroom with a social activities program.

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