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*

*This number is the total for all enginering disciplines under program code 3707. 

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

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

87.40

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

93.00

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

93.00

2019 A levels 4

17

2019 IB Diploma 5

35

2019 QLD OP 6

5

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

Information on how A levels are calculated can be found here.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders 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

Indicative First Year 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 be liable for 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 may increase each year during your studies (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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