ATAR cut-off
N/A
- (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
Fees
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

1 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40006
CRICOS code: 088615G

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Technology (Renewable Energy Systems) links practical and theoretical knowledge across a range of related engineering disciplines usually taught in isolation from one another but which, in the field of renewable energy, require an integrated multi-disciplinary approach. The program will integrate academic writing and research skills, computing and other engineering technologies and will provide learner-centred experiences with a focus on innovation and applied learning. Students will have an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering through the selection of a Major in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the technology domain.
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects within the technology domain.
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • Professional use and management of information.
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
  • Effective team membership and team leadership.
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the technology domain.
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the technology domain.
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the technology domain.
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the technology domain.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the technology domain.
  • Application of established engineering methods to broadly-defined problem solving within the technology domain.
  • Application of engineering techniques, tools and resources within the technology domain.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes within the technology domain.

Details

Information correct as at20th Aug 2017 10:30am
Program code40006
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan CampusN/A-

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Engineering
  2. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code088615G

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Application for domestic students is via the Direct Admission Application form - http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/82034/Direct-Admission-Application-Form.pdf  following successful completion of a TEQSA approved AQF Level 6 Associate Degree of Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) from TAFE NSW (or equivalent). Please email the completed application form to admissions@newcastle.edu.au as soon as possible but no later than 31 January 2017.

International students will be eligible to apply for this program following successful completion of the AQF Level 6 Associate Degree of Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) or deemed overseas equivalent.  Admission information for international students can be found here.

 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

The Bachelor of Technology (Renewable Energy Systems) is a fully integrated program in which TAFE NSW Higher Education provides the first two years of delivery via an Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) (or equivalent) and the University provides the delivery of the final year of the program.

Students with a completed Associate Degree in Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) (or equivalent) will receive 160 units of advanced standing.

The final year of the program, undertaken at the University of Newcastle, consists of:

  • 30 units of core courses; and
  • A major in Electrical or Mechincal Engineering consisting of 50 units of compulsory courses.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Students must complete all the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
10 units
ELEC3850Electrical Engineering Design and Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3860Carbon Accounting and Energy Auditing
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Compulsory Courses

Students must choose either Option 1 (Electrical Major) or Option 2 (Mechanical) to meet the requirements of their chosen major

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this option.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHYS2170Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3130Electric Machines and Power Systems
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3160Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3251Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4400Automatic Control
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units

Compulsory Courses

Students must choose either Option 1 (Electrical Major) or Option 2 (Mechanical Major) to meet the requirements of their chosen major.

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this option.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MCHA2000Mechatronic Systems
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2700Thermofluids
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3110Mechanical Engineering Design 2
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3400Materials Science and Engineering 2
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH3760Renewable Energy Conversion
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online