Master of Engineering (Renewable Engineering)

About Master of Engineering (Renewable Engineering) 

The Master of Engineering (Renewable Energy) is a two-year full-time degree that will help you develop specialised skills and knowledge for a successful career in Renewable Energy with recognised accreditation. Designed for students who don't have a formal engineering accreditation but have completed undergraduate study, this degree will help you develop job prospects through specialisation, retraining or cross-training. During your study you’ll study targeted courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

The Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy enables students to specialise and gain depth of knowledge in areas related to renewable energy technologies, systems engineering, energy efficiency, and assessment frameworks. 

Taught at Australia’s top engineering faculty, you’ll have the flexibility to specialise in one area or broaden your knowledge in other areas of engineering. Exciting and practical, this degree features complex, open-ended enquiry-based projects as well as a range of opportunities to help you become a leader in your field. 

Graduates of this postgraduate degree significantly extend their knowledge and skills in this highly sought-after area of engineering. If you’re an engineer interested in the expanding renewable energy and photovoltaics industries you can develop your existing skills or refocus in the direction of renewable energy technologies, systems and integration with existing energy systems. 

Why Study Master of Engineering (Renewable Engineering) 

If you want to lead the change in the way we produce energy, UNSW is a great place to develop specialised expertise. The School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering is a leading provider of world class education and research, specialising in education for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.  We produce internationally acclaimed research and work closely with industry to provide innovative solutions to the growing renewable energy sector. 

We offer innovative teaching techniques to enhance your learning including the 'Virtual Production Line' and 'Virtual World Solar Car Challenge'. Our school is well equipped for world-leading research with the Tyree Energy Technology Building and the Solar Industrial Research Facility. The laboratories at the Tyree Energy Technology Building offer capabilities in deposition, etching, structuring, simulation, and metrology tools for a range of photovoltaic and renewable energy research and hands-on learning.  

Our research and education programs are helping transition energy systems across the world towards clean renewable and efficient use of energy. Benefits of studying with us include: 

  • Our research has produced world record solar cells for a range of materials and technologies 
  • Our academics are world experts in their fields and internationally respected and recognised 
  • We focus on translating research into practice so your learning is hands-on and up to the minute 
  • Since 1974 UNSW is the world leader in photovoltaic research, holding the world record for the highest efficiency silicon solar cell for more than three decades
  • Industry partners include Suntech, China Sunergy, LG Electronics, Schmid, BlueScope, Ergon Energy and Solar Citizens

Gain Practical Training & Accreditation    

The Master of Engineering degree is globally recognised and is accredited by Engineers Australia and acknowledged by the Washington Accord. This degree includes a practical component where you’ll apply your knowledge in practical settings through 60 days of approved industrial training in Australia or overseas. 

Your Career Opportunities    

Career opportunities in the renewable energy sector are almost limitless. Across the world there’s rapid growth in the sector especially photovoltaics and wind, the most low-cost technologies to generate electricity. With a shift towards more efficient use of energy, energy storage and electrification of the transport sector, renewable energy engineers are now more in demand than ever.  

Upon graduation with specialised renewable energies expertise under your belt there are a range of roles graduates can pursue. Potential roles include: 

  • PE & RE system design, analysis and construction  
  • Policy, financing, marketing and energy markets  
  • Engineering consulting and project management   
  • Solar architecture, energy-efficient building design  
  • Energy efficiency  
  • Manufacturing, quality control and reliability  
  • Research and development  
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The global renewable energy market was valued at $928.0 Billion in 2017, and is expected to reach $1,512.3 Billion by 2025. Source