At the UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), we offer two bachelor degrees for undergraduate study. You can also choose from a range of double degree options to advance your study and excel in your career.

We offer the only undergraduate degree of its kind in the world in solar PV and renewable energy engineering. Our degrees will give you the opportunity to study with the pioneers of the solar power revolution and investigate the newest emerging technologies in smart grids, wind, tides and biomass energies. You’ll also have the chance to change people's lives with our degree in humanitarian engineering.


In this degree, you’ll study the manufacture and use of solar cells, which can power virtually anything electrical. As a renewable and sustainable energy source, solar stocks are unlimited and a vital industry for humanity's future.

Renewable energy engineers explore ways to make the best use of renewable energy technologies, including solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, wind and biomass. This degree borrows much of its structure from other areas of engineering, drawing resources from all around UNSW to support learning for this growing industry.

Our double degrees will help you take your study to the next level and allow you to broaden your knowledge in different areas simultaneously. By choosing a double degree, you can achieve more in less time and open the door to even more job opportunities.

Not sure what type of Engineering is for you? The Flexible First Year degree is for those who know they want to be an engineer but have yet to work out which direction to take. Explore which work excites you most and find your area of specialisation.


We’re the world's leading solar and renewable energy research school. Our research breaks world records in photovoltaic cell efficiencies year-on-year, and in over 40 years of innovation. With funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, our research initiatives span over 40 years of innovation.

By joining our specialisations at SPREE, you’ll be connected to a 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.

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.