If you’re looking to make a difference in the world, then a degree with the UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering is a great way to begin your journey. At our school, you have access to a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research degrees. You’ll conduct research from our world-class facilities and connect with industry leaders and like-minded peers looking to remake the global energy paradigm.

Upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your passion and choose from the world’s best jobs in solar power and renewable energy.


We offer the only undergraduate degree of its kind in the world in solar PV and renewable energy engineering. From studying with the pioneers of the solar power revolution to investigating the newest emerging technologies in smart grids, wind, tides and biomass energies, as well as changing people's lives with our degree in humanitarian engineering.

Take your study further with a specialisation that will set you on your graduate career path in one of the fastest-growing jobs sectors: the renewable energy industry. Collaborate with like-minded peers, connect with industry leaders and undertake your work in our one-of-a-kind facilities.

Our school is the leading solar research laboratory in the world, and we offer postgraduate research opportunities that are second to none. In over 40 years of record-breaking research and innovation, SPREE is the best place there is to engage your research career in solar and renewables.

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Scholarships & Prizes

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university life accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a local or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey. Learn how to apply for funding options for your degree.

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Student Resources

We produce a wide range of teaching and research resources to share with our community. Data sets, software, journal articles and books, teaching guides for high school students and more. Access your timetable, course outlines and read more about your electives.

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To graduate from an accredited engineering program at UNSW, you must complete a minimum of 60 days approved industrial training. It allows you to graduate with real on-the-job experience and qualify for accreditation with Engineers Australia.

By joining our specialisations at SPREE, you’ll be connected to supportive and dedicated group of peers. Our student community will inspire you to do your best work as you pursue your path towards a career as a Solar and Renewable Energy Engineer. Find out more about what makes SPREE and UNSW different.

Admission to study at UNSW Engineering is based on more than just grades. We offer a number of schemes for high school and postgraduate students who have the potential to become excellent engineers.

High school girls are invited to join a fun and inspiring community of people interested in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Explore the diverse fields of engineering with access to regular events, engaging workshops and monthly challenges. Your future career starts here!

If you’re a student at UNSW, you can access information that will assist your academic study and future planning. Learn about our international exchange and internal transfer programs, credit transfer eligibility, codes of conduct, thesis research and more.