What will I study?
Core first-year papers are MATH 130/140 and PHSI 131/132. This provides a flexible foundation year for a range of possible courses.
From second year onwards, you'll study engineering thermodynamics and applied science papers covering climate change, renewable energy resources and technologies, and energy efficiency.
The programme is very flexible and can cater for a range of student interests, including combining an Energy major or minor with Science, Finance or Environmental Management.
How will I study?
The high lecturer to student ratio provides a rich and effective learning environment. In addition to learning theory in lectures and tutorials, you'll gain hands-on experience in practical classes, enabling you to work with energy conversion equipment and directly experience how the principles you have learned work in the real world. Class discussions and assignments will explore energy and carbon problems and opportunities facing New Zealand and the world.
There are two degree options:
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Energy Science and Technology
The three-year Energy Science and Technology degree is a flexible science degree for students wanting to develop an understanding of the science and technology behind energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Energy Management
The three-year Energy Management degree is appropriate for students aiming for a career as an energy professional and encourages real-world business awareness.
Transitions between the two degrees are possible in second and third years. An industry-focused honours year is possible at the end of the undergraduate degree.
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A typical Energy student is passionate about the environment and climate change, interested in the application of science to real-world problems, and has a solid grounding in maths and physics.