Course overview

Description

This course provides a comprehensive skill set for engineering graduates to facilitate employment across the energy export and utilisation industries. In the coming decades, the transition from emissions-managed liquefied natural gas (LNG) to low- and emissions-neutral hydrogen (H2) and ammonia (NH3) as chemical vectors for energy export requires a nuanced appreciation of chemical engineering and its disciplinary interfaces. In addition to a robust understanding of energy exports, this course provides flexibility for the student to understand the engineer's interface with areas such as (i) economics and management; (ii) subsurface reservoir extraction and sequestration; or (iii) low-emissions energy generation. The course is synchronised with the dynamic and rapidly growing energy export industry across Australia.

Graduates from this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of energy export vectors in the context of diverse transport, storage, and utilization requirements;
  • Assess the energy and emissions intensity associated with the creation of export vectors, including liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, and ammonia; and
  • Design an energy export strategy with technical consideration of source vectors, processing, and utilization.
Course title
Master of Low Emission Energy Technologies (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MLEET
Course code
62520
Course type
Master's degree by coursework only
Status
Current / 2023
Administered by
Engineering
CRICOS code
083861A

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
Full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of Low Emission Energy Technologies has the following exit awards: 60260 Graduate Certificate in Low Emission Energy Technologies (24 points) (24 points), 60330 Graduate Diploma in Low Emission Energy Technologies (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 48 points of taught units and 48 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the School
Maximum course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
Internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Zachary Aman
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
T2
Trimester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Students who have not completed an engineering degree in chemical engineering or equivalent as recognised by the School, must complete the following conversion units.

Note: Students take CHPR3019 Unit Operations or CHPR3406 Reaction Engineering, depending on prior study

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1CHPR2006Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Prerequisites
CHEM1001 Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week
S2CHPR2007Heat and Mass Transfer
Prerequisites
CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; labs: 2 hours per semester
S2CHPR3019Unit Operations
Prerequisites
CHPR2006 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ID 8017)
and CHPR2007 Heat and Mass Transfer (ID 8018)
and GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics (ID 8016)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3019 Unit Operations
and Unit Processes (ID 1881)
Lectures: 3 hours per week; Practical classes: 1 hour per week; Laboratories: 3 hours per semester
S2CHPR3406Reaction Engineering
Prerequisites
CHPR2006 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering
Lectures: 3-hours per week; Practical Classes: 2-hours per week
S1GENG2003Fluid Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics
lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; labs: 3 sessions during semester, totalling 6 hours

Take all units (36 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1CHPR4408Chemical and Thermal Renewable Energies
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (specialisation in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering specialisation)
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas

or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
3 hours per week workshop
NSCHPR5520Combustion Science and Technology
Prerequisites

Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Chemical Engineering specialisation

or Mechanical Engineering specialisation
and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering )
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
S1CHPR5521Flow Assurance for Future Energy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation)
or Enrolment in 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and CHPR3404 Advanced Thermodynamics and Mass Transfer Processes
S2CHPR5522Gas Processing Technologies
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation).
or enrolment in
the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
S2CHPR5809Field Development Project
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (62520)
S2GENG4410Fossil to Future – The Transition
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy (ID 1454)
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (ID 414)
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (ID 356) (Chemical Engineering specialisation and Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience (ID 1409) )
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
3 hours per week workshop

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points. Students who have not completed an engineering degree in a cognate area, or equivalent as recognised by the School, must take unit(s) to the value of 36 points.

Note: Business related units (MGMT5239, ECON5504, FINA5601, and GENG5507); Reservoir related units (GEOS4412, GEOS5503, GEOS5504); and Renewable related units (OCEN4007, GENG5506, CIVL5505, GENG5516)

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2CIVL5505Design of Offshore Energy Facilities
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics and ( GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
or GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
)
T2ECON5504Global Energy and Mineral Markets
Prerequisites
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy
and FINA5530 Managerial Finance.
enrolment in
the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation).
or MGMT5524 Strategic Management of Resources Companies
and enrolment in
the Graduate Certificate of Minerals and Energy Management.
or enrolment in
the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas.
or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience
lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 intensive sessions of approximately 7 to 8 hours each
NSFINA5601Valuation and Risk Analysis for Resource Companies
Prerequisites
ACCT5602 Accounting
and FINA5530 Managerial Finance
or MGMT5524 Strategic Management of Resource Companies.
enrolment in
the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation).
or enrolment in
the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management.
or enrolment in
the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas.
or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Intensive—lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hours) over 7 weeks Trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
N/AGENG5504Petroleum Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Chemical Engineering specialisation and Mechanical Engineering specialisation

or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
lectures and practical classes
S2GENG5506Renewable Energy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation,
or Mining Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Incompatibility
CHPR4403 Future Energy
lectures and practical classes
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
lectures: 2 hour per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; workshops: 3 hours per week
S1GENG5516Energy Storage Systems
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Renewable Energy
or the Masters of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 9 hours
S2GEOS4403Introduction to Basin Analysis
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72550 Master of Geoscience
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
workshops: up to 4 hours per week
NSGEOS4412Petroleum Systems and Subsurface Characterisation
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72550 Master of Geoscience 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas HON-GEOGY Geology
workshops: 8 hours per week for 6 weeks
NSMGMT5239Oil and Gas Sector Management
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation)
or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas.
with approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
intensive delivery
S2OCEN4007Renewable Ocean Energy
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or the Master of Oceanography.
This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Program Chair and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility
For Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation): GENG5506 Renewable Energy
lectures: 3 x 45 mins per week; practical classes: 2 x 1 hrs per week; labs: 3 hours every third week

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Master of Professional Engineering, or a Bachelor of Engineering(Honours), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 60260 Graduate Certificate in Low Emission Energy Technologies (24 points)
  • 60330 Graduate Diploma in Low Emission Energy Technologies (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas course before completing it, A student who withdraws from the Master of Low Emission Energy Technologies before completing it, but after completing level 4 and 5 core units to the value of 24 points, including at least one or all of CHPR4408, CHPR5520, CHRP5521 or CHPR5522 either in-semester or through micro-credentials where available, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Low Emission Energy Technologies, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Low Emission Energy Technologies.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas course before completing it, A student who withdraws from the Master of Low Emission Energy Technologies before completing it, but after completing level 4 and 5 core units to the value of 48 points, including at least one or all of CHPR4408, CHPR5520, CHRP5521 or CHPR5522 either in-semester or through micro-credentials where available, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Low Emission Energy Technologies, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Low Emission Energy Technologies.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed an Engineering degree in a cognate area, or equivalent as recognised by the School are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 48 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).