Energy Studies & Management

Energy Studies & Management is about how people harness and use energy and about how best to do so.

Studying in this area involves learning about the oil industry and about electricity generation from hydro, geothermal, nuclear, wind and tidal sources, etc, and other energy sources.

This includes sustainable energy sources and environmental issues, especially global warming and pollution.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Energy manager
  • Energy consultant
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Public policy analyst
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Construction manager
  • Researcher
  • Technology teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

171% of national
median earnings


Employment

82%
Employed
0%
Unemployed
9%
Further study
9%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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