- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan NENRE
- CRICOS code 077326G
- UAC code
Field of Education
- Environmental Engineering
This two-year master qualification provides students with specialised knowledge and professional engineering skills to prepare them for a career in the rapidly-growing renewable energy industry. The program builds on the Australian National University’s interdisciplinary engineering focus and research expertise to give students the skills to address complex multi-disciplinary problems, while at the same time providing advanced technical knowledge in renewable energy.
The program comprises a compulsory core that provides advanced engineering professional development and specialist knowledge in energy resources (renewable and non-renewable) and integration of renewable energy. In addition, students must complete at least two courses on renewable technologies that generate energy from solar and wind resources. Additional course options provide students with greater depth in the use or understanding of renewable energy. Students also have the opportunity to select electives from across the University, including courses in the complementary areas of energy policy, law and economics.
Work integrated learning is an important part of the program and is delivered through the group project and integrated exposure to professional practice throughout the program.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
1. Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to address complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems related to generation, transmission and utilization of renewable energy.
2. Proficiently apply advanced, integrated technical knowledge in renewable energy and the underpinning sciences and scientific methods.
3. Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the renewable energy sector.
4. Contextualise renewable technology projects within a local, national and international framework, and consider social, ethical and environmental impacts and consequences.
5. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other engineering professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication media and tools.
6. Engage in independent investigation, critical reflection and lifelong learning to continue to practice at the forefront of the discipline.
7. Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating autonomy, ethical conduct, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve engineering outcomes at a high standard.
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A Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Photovoltaic/Renewable Energy Engineering, Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
A minimum of 42 units of 8000-level courses.
48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
ENGN6250 Professional Practice 1
ENGN8260 Professional Practice 2
ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering
ENGN8120 Systems Modelling
ENGN8170 Group Project (12 units)
ENGN6516 Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies
ENGN8831 Integration of Renewable Energy into Power Systems and Microgrids
A minimum of 12 units from completion of Renewable Energy Generation courses from the following list:
A minimum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ENGN8832 Urban Energy and Energy Efficiency
ENGN8833 Industrial Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation
ENGN8830 Photovoltaic Power Plants
ENGN6224 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
An additional Renewable Energy Generation course from the list above.
A maximum of 12 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU