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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering (Honours)

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.

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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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