Alumni & Industry


At UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), our graduates have shaped the global solar industry, which today is worth more than $50 billion. Our alumni work across every sector of the renewable energy field, from government consultation to private sector investment, planning, large-scale infrastructure development and implementation, to data analytics startups. They are also employed at some of the biggest companies operating across the globe, from Tesla to AECOM.

As the renewables sector continues to grow, so do the opportunities for partnering with us to further our ties to industry and to connect our very best graduates with the opportunities they are qualified for and passionate to pursue. Discover how you can engage with us and become a partner for research commercialisation — we’d love to hear from you.

Alumni & giving

Our strength is our people and our alumni will always be part of the engineering community at UNSW. They carve out remarkable careers that effect real change in the world. We regularly undertake exciting partnerships and collaborate with our alumni and make significant contributions to the engineering community.

Keep in touch

Our school welcomes and values a strong, ongoing relationship with our alumni. We encourage our graduates to stay connected to a network of like-minded professionals through our events, social media and volunteer opportunities.


There are many ways to engage with SPREE’s extensive expertise. Explore how we’re connected to the local and global engineering community and discover how you can be a part of the next wave of change.

Partner with us


Our school is home to many one-of-a-kind lab facilities where some of the best silicon solar cells in the world have been devised and manufacturing techniques revolutionised. Cell efficiency records are frequently broken in our labs and our cutting-edge research continues to shape the energy technologies of the future.

If there’s an area of our work you would like to know more about, you can connect with an academic or commission for further research. We’re always looking for new collaboration partners to connect with as we continue to remake the world. Let’s work together.

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We produce some of the world’s top Engineers, and we also develop innovative products and systems that challenge the way things are done. Explore our industry partnerships and read about our most recent achievements.

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Industrial training

UNSW Engineering students are required to undertake 60 days of industrial training. This is a great opportunity for employers to engage with potential future employees and to mentor the next generation of engineers.

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