Overview

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

About half of what you study in this degree is common with Photovoltaics & Solar Energy, but it looks beyond the sun as a source of energy, encompassing a wider range of technologies and their uses. It also addresses the important areas of solar architecture and the design of energy-efficient buildings and appliances. To get you work ready, you'll apply your skills through 60 days of approved industry training.

Program Code

3707

UAC Code

425200

CRICOS Code

056835E

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

4,168*

Majors

  • Biomass
  • Energy Efficiency & Appliances
  • Geothermal Systems
  • Hydro Turbine
  • Photovoltaics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar Architecture
  • Solar Thermal Systems
  • Tidal & Wave Energy
  • Wind Power

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Manufacturing
  • Quality control and reliability
  • Computer-aided design of devices and systems
  • Policy formation
  • Programs for developing countries
  • Energy utilities

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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