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Study Energy Science and Technology / Energy Management at Otago

Be part of the sustainable energy transition.

New technologies are driving dramatic transitions in energy systems for heat, electricity and transport. These future energy systems will have much lower carbon emissions, be more renewable, efficient, flexible and intelligent, and more geographically distributed. New Zealand’s 80% renewable electricity puts us at the forefront of these changes. Our unique programme aims to create energy professionals with the scientific knowledge, real world skills, and flexible problem solving to drive this transition in New Zealand and globally.

Otago offers the only energy-focused undergraduate degree in Australasia. This comes in two forms: a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Energy Science and Technology or a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSci) in Energy Management. These programmes equip students with the technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to pursue successful careers in this rapidly changing and crucially important area.

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Why study Energy Science and Technology or Energy Management?

You’ll gain valuable scientific and technical expertise, problem solving ability, business awareness and communication skills that can help industry or government to make the best energy choices and implement the right energy solutions.

You’ll develop the skills and knowledge required to make a useful contribution towards the transition to a more renewable and sustainable energy system for New Zealand and the world.

Career opportunities

There are great opportunities for qualified people to pursue a career in the rapidly developing energy area both within New Zealand and around the world.

Our graduates find successful and fulfilling careers in a diverse range of energy areas, including:

  • Designing and implementing renewable energy supply solutions
  • Renewable energy and energy-efficient technology research and development
  • Identifying and implementing energy efficiency and sustainability measures for industry, organisations, or in the residential sector
  • Assessing or managing energy use at energy-intensive industrial sites or in commercial buildings
  • Advising on or developing energy and sustainability policy for national or local government

Background required

Students from a range of backgrounds are welcome to study in Otago’s energy programmes. A good pass in NCEA Level 3 Calculus is recommended for entry to Math 160 and a good pass in NCEA Level 3 Physics is needed for Physics papers PHSI 131/132.

Qualifications

Explore your study options further. Refer to enrolment information found on the following qualification pages.

*It is a requirement that every Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) normally includes an approved minor subject or an approved second major subject. Usually such a minor or second major subject must be selected from the approved combinations of major subjects with minor or second major subjects. Some exceptions may apply. For details see:

Full list of available approved minor and second major subject areas

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Energy Management

Year Papers Points
100-level

One 100-level PHSI paper (PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Physics II recommended)

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

BSNS 114  Financial Decision Making

18

18

18

18

200-level

EMAN 201  Thermoprocesses 1

EMAN 204  Energy Resources

PHSI 243  Environmental Physics

18

18

18

300-level

EMAN 301  Fluids and Heat Transfer

EMAN 308  Thermoprocesses 2

One of:
GEOG 397  Environmental Management
PMAN 401  Project Management

One further paper from FINC 302-310, MANT 303, PMAN 401, GEOG 388, GEOG 389, GEOG 392, GEOG 397, PHSI 365, PHSI 381, COMO 303, INFO 304, ENVI 312

18

18

18

 

18

 

162 further points (MATH 203 highly recommended), including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

Advanced placement into MATH 170 may be allowed for suitably qualified candidates; with approval from the Programme Director other papers relevant to Energy may be substituted for one 300-level paper.

162

Total   360

Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Energy Science and Technology

Level Papers Points
100-level

One 100-level PHSI paper (PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Physics II recommended)

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

200-level

EMAN 201  Thermoprocesses 1

EMAN 204  Energy Resources

PHSI 243  Environmental Physics

18

18

18

300-level

EMAN 301  Fluids and Heat Transfer

EMAN 308  Thermoprocesses 2

Two of PHSI 331, PHSI 332, PHSI 336 (or MATH 374), PHSI 365, PHSI 381, CHEM 301, CHEM 302, CHEM 303, CHEM 304, CHEM 305, BIOC 351, MATH 304, COMO 303, INFO 304, GEOL 363, GEOL 376, GEOG 388, GEOG 389, GEOG 392
(PHSI 365 and PHSI 381 recommended)

18

18

36

Plus

180 further points (PHSI 245, PHSI 282 or CHEM 201 recommended; MATH 203 highly recommended) must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Advanced placement into MATH 170 may be allowed for suitably qualified candidates; with approval from the Programme Director other papers relevant to Energy may be substituted for one 300-level paper.

180
Total   360

Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Energy Management

Papers

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Energy Science and Technology

Papers
  • EMAN 490 Dissertation

  • Three 400-level EMAN papers

  • One further 400-level paper approved by the Programme Director

Master of Science (MSc) in Energy Science and Technology

Papers and Thesis
  • EMAN 490  Dissertation

  • Three 400-level EMAN papers

  • One further paper at 400-level approved by the Programme Director

  • Thesis: ENST 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Minor subject requirements

Energy Management as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

One 100-level PHSI paper (PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Physics II recommended)

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

200-level

EMAN 201 Thermoprocesses 1

EMAN 204 Energy Resources

18

18

300-level EMAN 301 Fluids and Heat Transfer, or EMAN 308 Thermoprocesses 2 18
Total   108

Papers

Paper code Year Title Points Teaching period
EMAN201 2020 Thermoprocesses 1 18 points First Semester
EMAN204 2020 Energy Resources 18 points Second Semester
EMAN301 2020 Fluids and Heat Transfer 18 points First Semester
EMAN308 2020 Thermoprocesses 2 18 points Second Semester
EMAN310 2020 Special Topic 18 points Not offered in 2020
EMAN402 2020 Process Optimisation 20 points First Semester
EMAN403 2020 Linear Systems and Control Theory 20 points Second Semester
EMAN404 2020 Advanced Energy Resources 20 points Second Semester
EMAN405 2020 Energy Practice 20 points First Semester
EMAN410 2020 Energy Policy 20 points Not offered in 2020
EMAN490 2020 Dissertation 40 points First Semester, Full Year, 1st Non standard period

Key information for future students

Contact us

Associate Professor Michael Jack
Department of Physics
Tel +64 3 479 7753
Fax +64 3 479 0964
Email michael.jack@otago.ac.nz

Web
otago.ac.nz/physics/study/energy-studies/
otago.ac.nz/sciences/study/applied-science/