The energy industry is responsible for the production and distribution of energy, water, and gas across Australia. With the Department of the Environment and Energy reporting an increase in Australia’s energy consumption from 0.8 percent to 1.1 percent over the last decade**, there is a growing demand for scientists in the industry.
The industry faces two important challenges for the future: investment in Australia’s energy infrastructure to support renewable energy, and the need to create new policies to match public expectations regarding a response to environmental changes.
Careers in Energy & Utilities
With an increasing demand for professionals in this sector, you’ll join the effort to create cheaper and more sustainable sources of energy, water and gas for the future. With a UNSW Science degree, you could be employed in a wide range of roles, working in sustainable energy or wind farms, for a retail provider, or in the field on infrastructure projects.
New infrastructure supporting large scale solar and wind power projects and installation activity will also provide career opportunities. The sector also requires specialist scientists that work on the research and development of environmentally friendly energy solutions.
- Climate Scientist
- Energy Manager
- Environmental Consultant
- Minerals Surveyor
- Quarry Manager
- Water Quality Scientist