Overview

Photovoltaic engineering uses solar radiation to create electricity. You will study the manufacture and use of solar cells, which capture and convert light from the sun to create electricity that can power virtually anything electrical. As a renewable and sustainable energy source, solar stocks are unlimited and a vital industry for humanity's future. This degree includes courses in technology development, manufacturing, quality control, reliability, cell interconnection and encapsulation, policy development, life-cycle analysis, system design, and more. To get you work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60 days of approved industrial training.

Program Code

3707

UAC Code

425200

CRICOS Code

056835E

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

Kensington

Majors

  • Cell Interconnection & Encapsulation
  • Manufacturing
  • Photovoltaics
  • Policy Development
  • Quality Control
  • Reliability & Life-Cycle Analysis
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Solar Cell Applications
  • Solar Energy
  • Technology Development

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Manufacturing
  • Quality control and reliability
  • Computer-aided design of devices and systems
  • Policy formation
  • Programs for developing countries
  • Solar cells and system design
  • Integration companies and research organisations

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Engineers Australia

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1; Physics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

92.00

2019 Guaranteed Entry

93.00

2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma

35

2018 QLD OP

5

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Alternative entry or pathways

The Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) is a possible alternative admission pathway for the admission of domestic undergraduate students to UNSW Faculty of Engineering degree programs (including the BSc Computer Science and the BSc Food Science (Hons), who do not meet the published Guaranteed Entry selection rank requirement of 93.00. Visit the FEAS page for more info.

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Fees

Annual Tuition Fee

$9,359*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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