single degree

Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

MENGRET
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Engineering
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Engineering
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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:

ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies

PHYS6301 Wind Energy

ENGN6525 Solar Thermal Technologies


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

ENGN6334 Semiconductors

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

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 


Applicants must present a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0 in a cognate discipline


Cognate Disciplines

Electrical, Electronic, Photovoltaics, Renewable Energy Engineering, Energy, Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


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.

Cognate Disciplines

Electrical, Electronic, Photovoltaics, Renewable Energy Engineering, Energy, Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering.

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$47,880.00

Scholarships

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.

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.

 

Career Options

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.

Learning Outcomes

  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.
     

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirement is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

Learn more about the degrees offered at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, read current student profiles to see what campus life is really like, and discover what our graduates have achieved since leaving the College — Visit the College of Engineering and Computer Science website.

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