The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
93.85 (Median SR)
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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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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021

AUD36,315 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40173
CRICOS code: 099293G

Study renewable energy engineering

One of the biggest challenges humankind faces is the transition to a renewable energy economy. The success of this evolution depends on the creative solutions of a new generation of renewable energy engineers with specialised skills.​

What is renewable energy engineering? Spanning the disciplines of chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering, this degree will equip you to work across the whole spectrum of technologies for renewable energy capture, conversion, storage, delivery and management. You’ll also choose courses in related areas of climate change policy, law and economics and environmental sciences.

Why study with us?

  • Real-world insights: Connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
  • No. 1 in NSW for educational experience and median salaries (Engineering) (The Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • Flexible programs: Choose up to 4 courses from areas such as business, product/industrial design, or entrepreneurship. Use these to diversify your studies!

Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering student

94% ? of Engineering undergraduates found employment within four months
World Top 100 ? for Civil and Structural Engineering
No.1 in NSW ? for educational experience and median salaries (Engineering)
No. 1 ? in Australia for quality of overall experience for undergraduate Engineering students
Ranked 13 ? in the world for automation and control
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What you will study

Become job-ready and build critical technical engineering skills in:

  • solar and wind
  • geothermal, hydro, ocean and hybrid systems
  • carbon accounting and energy auditing
  • power electronics and renewable energy systems
  • bioenergy
  • energy storage systems

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

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Career opportunities

A significant number of highly qualified engineers with specialities in renewable energy are required worldwide in order to meet global commitments to tackle climate change. That, in addition to community concerns on energy security and affordability, has driven government and organisations to seek highly trained engineers with expertise in the multidisciplinary field of renewable energy to evaluate, design, operate and optimise renewable energy systems for power generation.

Typical positions include:

  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Systems Design
  • Energy Management Consultant
  • Energy Accounting/Auditing
  • Energy Policy Development Officer
  • Renewable Energy Innovation

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

This program has been granted provisional accreditation through Engineers Australia. You can work in places such as:

  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

Practical experience

Practical experience

All University of Newcastle engineering students have the opportunity to complete 12 weeks of industrial experience during their degree. This can be completed in one block or as shorter placements of no less than two weeks. Through your work placement you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.