Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy Engineering) @ UNSW

Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy Engineering)

This degree focuses on the ever-evolving field of renewable energy, and its applications to a range of processes.

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Degree Length

4 years full-time


Degree Structure

Renewable Energy Engineering core units (144 credit points) + Elective units (24 credit points) + Professional elective units (12 credit points) + General Education elective units (12 credit points) = 192 credit points



Kensington campus

Students will study the foundations of Engineering, including Mathematics, Physics and Computing, and at the same time will look at a number of renewable energy generators, such as: photovoltaics, wind turbines and solar thermal systems. Students will study the specifics of renewable energy technology, and will also look at solar architecture and how smart urban design can be a source of renewable energy itself. At the end of the final year, students will submit and present a small thesis on Renewable Energy Engineering. Students will also be required to complete 60 days of extracurricular industrial experience, submitting a report at the end.

Core units: Mathematics 1A; OR Higher Mathematics 1A; Mathematics 1B; OR Higher Mathematics 1B; Physics 1A; OR Higher Physics 1A; Engineering Design; Computing for Engineers; Higher Physics 1B; Numerical Methods & Statistics; Fluid Mechanics; Thermodynamics; Introduction to Electrical Devices; Photovoltaics; Sustainable and Renewable Engineering Technology OR; Circuits and Signals; Engineering Materials and Chemicals; OR Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering; Solar Thermal Energy Design; Photovoltaics in the Built Environment; Renewable Energy Policy and International Programs; Biomass; OR Life Cycle Assessment; and Wind Energy Converters; Strategic Leadership and Ethics; and Thesis Part A & B.

Course Requirements

2012 ATAR




2013 ATAR




Entry Requirements         

HSC or equivalent

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Extension 1, Physics and/or Chemistry, and any 2 units of HSC English (Mathematics Extension 2, Engineering Studies, Software Design and Development, Information Technology and Biology are recommended).


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