Explore ways to make the best use of renewable energy technologies
Renewable energy is one of the most critical areas of engineering as we face a future of uncertain resources and expanding technology use. Due to unprecedented climate crisis and an unsustainable reliance on fossil fuels, Renewable Energy in all its’ forms is the solution. Renewable Energy Engineers explore ways to make the best use of renewable energy technologies like solar, wind, biomass, smart grids and photovoltaics, which is the use and manufacture of solar cells to power virtually anything electrical.
Our future depends on renewable energy and creating more sustainable ways of living. Renewable Energy Engineers are critical to the future of society. You’ll learn a strong foundation of all types of engineering, with a focus on renewable energy technologies, looking beyond the sun as a source of energy.
Learn from a ground-breaking, internationally recognised team, pioneers in the field who’ve made world-first discoveries. For the past 30 years researchers at UNSW have found cutting edge ways to use renewable technology, and the breakthroughs haven’t stopped. Our research is woven into your education. You’ll take part in project-based learning with innovative techniques like the ‘Virtual Production Line’ and ‘Sunswift Solar Car Challenge'. Sunswift is a highly awarded student program that allows engineers from all disciplines to come together to make and race the world’s fastest solar car, across the Australian outback.
There’s nothing but growth for Renewable Energy Engineers across the sector. Job Outlook lists steady job growth for this occupation with generous salaries on offer. You can pursue your passion for the field and choose from the world’s best jobs in solar power and renewable energy. The most important part, you’ll be actively supporting society in the move away from damaging forms of energy and helping to create a greener, brighter future.
Career options include:
Our specialised degree, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Photovoltaics and Solar Energy) will provide you with strong skills and knowledge to enter the renewable engineering industry.
We offer a range of engineering program specialisations that can be undertaken in our Engineers Australia accredited degrees. You can study Renewable Engineering in the following undergraduate degrees/compatible degrees:
Supercharge your Renewable Engineering career with postgraduate study in:
A doctoral degree will allow you to specialise in a specific piece of research.
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