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Master of Energy courses


Taught masters


If you have less experience in the energy field, you should take more lecture courses and undertake a smaller 45-point research project. With suitable choices of courses and project topic, the MEnergy allows for both the concentration on a particular energy form such as wind or geothermal and to cover a range of topics.

SEMSTER ONE

  • ENERGY 785A - Research Project (15 points)
  • ENERGY 721 - Energy Resources (15 points)
  • ENERGY 722 - Energy technology (15 points)
  • One elective (15 points)

SEMESTER TWO

  • ENERGY 785B - Research Project (30 points)
  • Two 15 point electives (30 points total)

 

120 point taught option (Geothermal focus)

Semester Two 2018

Summer Semester 2019

Semester One 2019

 Up to 45 points from:

GEOTHERM 601

Geothermal  Resources and their Use

15

ENERGY 785A

Research Project

15

ENERGY 785B

Research Project

30

GEOTHERM 602

Geothermal Energy Technology

15

 

ENERGY 721

Energy Resources

15

GEOTHERM 603

Geothermal Exploration

15

ENGGEN 722

Energy Technology

15

GEOTHERM 620

Geothermal Engineering

15

 

 

120 point taught option (non-geothermal focus)

Please note that you will be required to start your programme in Semester One if you choose to pursue this option.

Semester One 2018

Semester Two 2018

ENERGY 785A

Research Project

15

ENERGY 785B

Research Project

30

ENERGY 721

Energy Resources

15

2 electives (30 pts)

ENERGY 722

Energy Technology

15

See below

1 elective

15

 

 

 

45 points of electives from the following

ECON 783

Energy Economics

15

EARTHSCI 703

Hydrothermal Systems: Geothermal Energy and Ore Deposits

15

ENVMGT 741

Social Change for Sustainability

15

ECON 771

Economics of Development

15

ENVMGT 746

Collaborative Environmental Management

15

ELECTENG 735

Green Energy Technologies

15

MECHENG 711

Computational Fluid Dynamics

15

ENGSCI 755

Decision Making in Engineering

15

MECHENG 712

Aerohydrodynamics

15

ENVMGT 742

Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

15

MECHENG 713

Energy Technology

15

ENVMGT 743

Environmental Policy

15

MECHENG 714

Wind Engineering

15

ENVMGT 744

Resource Management

15

 ENGGEN 731

 Lean/Agile Project Management

15

ENVSCI 711

Assessing Environmental Effects

15

 

 

 

GLMI 707

Responsible Business and Sustainability

15

 up to 30 points of electives from the following

 

 

GEOTHERM 601

Geothermal Resoursces and their Use

15

 

 

GEOTHERM 602

Geothermal Energy Technology

15

 

 

GEOTHERM 603

Geothermal Exploration

15

 

 

GEOTHERM 620

Geothermal Engineering

15

Up to 45 points from courses listed in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule

Up to 45 points of electives from approved 600 and 700 level courses, other than projects and theses, offered at this University

 

180 point taught option

Semester One 2018 Semester Two 2018 Semester One 2019
Two electives 30 ENERGY 785A Research Project 15 ENERGY 785B Research Project 30
ENERGY 721 Energy Resources 15 Three electives 45 Two electives 30
ENGGEM 722 Energy Technology 15
45 points of electives from the following
ECON 783 Energy Economics 15 EARTHSCI 703 Hydrothermal Systems: Geothermal Energy and Ore Deposits 15 ECON 783 Energy Economics 15
ENVMGT 741 Social Change for Sustainability 15 ECON 771 Economics of Development 15 ENVMGT 741 Social Change for Sustainability 15
ENVMGT 746 Collaborative Environmental Management 15 ELECTENG 735 Green Energy Technologies 15 ENVMGT 746 Collaborative Environmental Management  15
MECHENG 711 Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 ENGSCI 755 Decision Making in Engineering 15 MECHENG 711 Computational Fluid Dynamics 15
MECHENG 712 Aerohydrodynamics 15 ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change 15 MECHENG 712 Aerohydrodynamics 15
MECHENG 713 Energy Technology 15 ENVMGT 743 Environmental Policy 15 MECHENG 713 Energy Technology 15
MECHENG 714 Wind Engineering 15 ENVMGT 744 Resource Management 15 MECHENG 714 Wind Engineering 15
ENGGEN 731 Lean/Agile Project Management 15 ENVSCI 711 Assessing Environmental Effects 15 ENGGEN 731 Lean/Agile Project Management  15
      GLMI 707 Responsible Business and Sustainability 15      
Up to 45 points of electives from the following
      GEOTHERM 601 Geothermal Resources and their Use 15      
      GEOTHERM 602  Geothermal Energy Technology 15      
      GEOTHERM 603 Geothermal Exploration 15      
      GEOTHERM 620 Geothermal Engineering 15      
Up to 45 points from courses listed in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule
Up to 45 points of electives from approved 600 and 700 level courses, other than projects and theses, offered at this University
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Research masters


120 point research option

This option requires the completion of a 90-point thesis, and is targeted at students who have considerable previous experience in energy, through their undergraduate education or through work experience, and have a clear research objective.

Semester One 2018

Semester Two 2018

ENERGY 794A

Energy Thesis

30

ENERGY 794B

Energy Thesis

60

ENERGY 721

Energy Resources

15

 

ENGGEN 722

Energy Technology

15

 

180 point research option

Semester One 2018 Semester Two 2018 Semester One 2019
Two electives ENERGY 794A&B Energy Thesis 30 ENERGY 794A Energy Thesis 60
ENERGY 721 Energy Resources 15 Two electives  
ENGGEM 722 Energy Technology 15
60 points of electives from the following
ECON 783 Energy Economics 15 EARTHSCI 703 Hydrothermal Systems: Geothermal Energy and Ore Deposits 15 ECON 783 Energy Economics 15
ENVMGT 741 Social Change for Sustainability 15 ECON 771 Economics of Development 15 ENVMGT 741 Social Change for Sustainability 15
ENVMGT 746 Collaborative Environmental Management 15 ELECTENG 735 Green Energy Technologies 15 ENVMGT 746 Collaborative Environmental Management  15
MECHENG 711 Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 ENGSCI 755 Decision Making in Engineering 15 MECHENG 711 Computational Fluid Dynamics 15
MECHENG 712 Aerohydrodynamics 15 ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change 15 MECHENG 712 Aerohydrodynamics 15
MECHENG 713 Energy Technology 15 ENVMGT 743 Environmental Policy 15 MECHENG 713 Energy Technology 15
MECHENG 714 Wind Engineering 15 ENVMGT 744 Resource Management 15 MECHENG 714 Wind Engineering 15
      ENVSCI 711 Assessing Environmental Effects 15      
      GLMI 707 Responsible Business and Sustainability 15      
Up to 45 points of electives from the following
      GEOTHERM 601 Geothermal Resources and their Use 15      
      GEOTHERM 602  Geothermal Energy Technology 15      
      GEOTHERM 603 Geothermal Exploration 15      
      GEOTHERM 620 Geothermal Engineering 15      
Up to 45 points from courses listed in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule
Up to 45 points of electives from approved 600 and 700 level courses, other than projects and theses, offered at this University
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Course list


Two core courses

ENERGY 721 - Energy Resources (15 points)
Past, present and likely future uses of various forms of energy focused on electricity generation. Energy resources. Energy economics, prices and markets. Environmental considerations in energy production and use. Climate change, carbon sequestration, carbon trading and carbon taxes.


ENERGY 722 - Energy Technology (15 points)
First and second laws of thermodynamics and thermodynamic cycles. Chemical and biological thermodynamics. Geotechnology for resource exploration and delineation. Engineering technology for production and use of oil and gas, coal, wind, geothermal, tidal, solar, nuclear, bio-fuels. Energy storage, batteries, fuel cells. Energy efficiency.

 

Taught option

ENERGY 785A&B or 786A&B - Research Project (45 points)
Supervised research project addressing a topic relevant to the technical, economic, environmental, regulatory or business aspects of energy.
To complete this course students must enrol in ENERGY 785 A and B or ENERGY 786 A and B.

 

Research option

ENERGY 787A&B - Research Thesis (90 points)
Supervised research project addressing a topic relevant to the technical, economic, environmental, regulatory or business aspects of energy.
To complete this course students must enrol in ENERGY 787 A and B.

 

Elective courses


With suitable choices for the three elective courses and research topic, the MEnergy programme can be designed to allow students to concentrate on a particular field of energy. Some elective options are listed below.

However, courses can also be “mixed and matched”. For example, a student wishing to get an overview of renewable energy could take one geothermal energy course, one wind energy course and a sustainability course.

Other elective courses are possible within the regulations stipulated by the University of Auckland Calendar.

Elective enrolments are made on a case-by-case basis considering students' prior study and professional experience.

Note: An elective course is normally only offered in one semester each year. It is recommended that you check Student Services Online for up-to-date information on the availability of elective courses and timetable information. Check course availability on Student Services Online

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information below is correct, it remains your responsibility to verify the availability of the courses you are interested in.

 

Geothermal Energy suggested electives

SEMESTER TWO

  • GEOTHERM 785 - Geothermal and Reservoir Engineering
    Prerequisite: CHEMMAT 313, ENGSCI 343 or MECHENG 311
    Restriction: GEOTHERM 601, 602, 603, 620
  • GEOTHERM 601 - Geothermal Resources and Their Use
    (Requires enrolment in GEOTHERM 602) Restriction: GEOTHERM 785
  • GEOTHERM 602 - Geothermal Energy Technology
    (Requires enrolment in GEOTHERM 601) Restriction: GEOTHERM 785
  • GEOTHERM 603 - Geothermal Exploration
    (Requires enrolment in GEOTHERM 601 and 602) Restriction: GEOTHERM 785
  • GEOTHERM 620 - Geothermal Engineering
    (Requires enrolment in GEOTHERM 601 and 602) Restriction: GEOTHERM 785
  • EARTHSCI 703 - Hydrothermal Systems: Geothermal Energy and Ore Deposits
    (Requires enrolment in GEOTHERM 601 and 602) Restriction: GEOLOGY 703
  • Suggested, but not offered in 2018: ENGSCI 745 - Petroleum Engineering

 

Energy, sustainability and environment suggested electives

SEMESTER ONE

  • ENVMGT 741 - Social Change for Sustainability
  • ENVMGT 743 - Environmental Policy
  • ENVMGT 744 - Resource Management
  • ENVMGT 746 - Collaborative Environmental Management
  • ENVSCI 701 - Research Practice in Environmental Science
  • Suggested, but not offered in 2018:
    • ENVENG 702 - Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa
    • ENVENG 704 - Sustainable Resource Management
    • ENVENG 750 - Advanced Sustainability Engineering
    • ENVENG 751 - Sustainable Technologies and Processes
    • ENVENG 752 - Risk, LCA and Sustainability
    • ENVMGT 747 – Current Issues in Sustainability
    • GEOG 749 - Climate and Society

 

  • ENVMGT 742 - Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
  • ENVMGT 743 - Environmental Policy
  • ENVMGT 744 - Resource Management
  • ENVSCI 704 - Modelling of Environmental Systems
    (No formal requirement but an understanding of the material in BIOSCI209, ENVSCI310, GEOG 250, MATHS 108 AND STATS 101 will be assumed)
  • ENVSCI 711 - Assessing Environmental Effects
  • ENGSCI 755 - Decision Making in Engineering
    Prerequisite: Departmental approval required

 

Wind energy, suggested electives

SEMESTER ONE

  • MECHENG 711- Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • MECHENG 712- Aerohydrodynamics
    Prerequisite: MECHENG 325 Restriction: MECHENG 412, 771
  • MECHENG 713- Energy Technology
    Prerequisite: MECHENG 311 Restriction: MECHENG 413

 

Business/economics/management suggested electives

SEMESTER ONE

  • CIVIL 703 Project Management
  • ECON 771 - Economics of Development
  • ECON 783 - Energy Economics
  • ECON 702 Industrial Organization
  • ENGGEN 731 Agile/Lean Project Management
  • INTBUS 705 - Advanced Entrepreneurship
  • Suggested, but not offered in 2018:
    • COMENT 703 - Commercialisation of Science and Technology 
    • ECON 782 - Regulation and Competition Policy
    • MGMT 721 - Innovation and Business Development
    • MGMT 737 - Sustainability
    • Further business courses, if a student has appropriate background.
SEMESTER TWO
  • CIVIL 704 - Advanced Project Management
  • ENGSCI 755 - Decision Making in Engineering
    Prerequisite: Departmental approval required.
  • ECON 784 - Energy Economics

The suggested electives above are indicative only and can be varied. We particularly encourage students with a science or engineering background to consider taking a course in business or economics. Some possibilities are the following additional relevant courses, although not offered in 2017: 

  • MECHENG 716 - Internal Combustion Engines
  • MGMT 715 - Venture Creation and Growth
  • MGMT 726 - Technology Management




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