Undergraduate major

Renewable Energy Engineering

How do we harness renewable and sustainable energy sources to help power the world? In this course, you’ll learn to design renewable energy systems to help create a more sustainable energy future for our planet.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

MJ-REE

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

80

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Work experience

Gain over 450 hours of real-world experience as part of your engineering degree.

Five-star rating

For overall experience, student support, teaching quality and median graduate starting salary for engineering and technology. 1

Get hands-on experience

Learn in our Bayer Pilot Plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.

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Overview

Since the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, there has been a rapid increase in renewable energy projects worldwide, including a renewables boom in Australia. In this degree, you’ll look at different renewable energy systems and apply your thinking to help address global energy challenges.

You’ll learn how to design, analyse, plan, commission and test a wide range of renewable energy systems, including photovoltaic, wind, hydro, biomass and solar thermal.

A final honours year is embedded in this degree, meaning you’ll be able to apply everything you learn in your first three years of study.

If you’re unable to gain entry into this course, you can apply for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and transfer across to this engineering major at the end of your first year of study.

3 reasons to study Renewable Energy Engineering at Murdoch

  • Five-star rating for overall experience, student support, teaching quality, skills development and median graduate starting salary for engineering and technology*. *Source: Good Universities Guide 2021. 
  • Become eligible for Clean Energy Council provisional accreditation for the design of grid connect photovoltaic and stand-alone power systems.
  • Make use of our $10.1 million Bayer Pilot Plant – a real world engineering plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • energy supply and management
  • applied photovoltaics
  • wind and hydro power systems
  • solar thermal and biomass engineering
  • renewable energy systems engineering.

Your future career

Graduating with a major in Renewable Energy Engineering will give the skills in high demand for a range of careers in small and large-scale power generation and distribution, commercial and industrial sectors, energy management consulting, mining and resource planning.

Careers could include:

  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Systems Designer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Renewable Resource Analyst
  • Energy Efficiency Consultant.

Professional recognition

Our Engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia. As a graduate, you can become a graduate member of Engineers Australia. You could become a Full Chartered Professional Engineer after a further three-to-five years of engineering work experience.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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