Masters of Engineering (Renewable Engineering)

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1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679)
Program code: 
SOLAGS8621
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
2 years
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes

The two-year Master of Engineering course is for students who want to develop their technical knowledge and skills, and enter the engineering profession with a degree accredited with Engineers Australia.** Students complete at least 16 courses – including professional development in engineering management, analysis and design – and they must meet the prerequisite requirements for each. 

The Master of Engineering takes two years to complete and industrial training is a component of the program. A typical program structure includes: six Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, two Engineering and Technical Knowledge Courses, one Design course and two Research Project Courses.

The Master of Engineering is designed for those students who do not have an accredited engineering degree, but do have either a non-accredited engineering degree, or have completed the equivalent of the first three years of an accredited engineering degree.

To qualify for the Masters Degree, students should successfully complete courses that total at least 96 UOC and 60 days of Engineering related industrial experience.

 

Required Background

Students need a three or four year equivalent Engineering degree with a minimum 70% average in one a cognate discipline

Applicants with a three or four year Bachelor degree in Engineering or Science degree with other Engineering or Science backgrounds may also be considered.

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9017 Managing Energy Efficiency This course covers the various methodologies, technologies and policies that can be used to reduce energy use, while still producing what that energy is needed for - heat, light and movement.
SOLA5053 Wind Energy Converters This course will cover the principles of wind energy and wind power, as well as the design and operation of different types of wind energy converters.
SOLA9001 Photovoltaics The use of solar cells (photovoltaic devices) as electrical power supplies based on the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA9103 Renewable Energy System Modelling & Analysis The purpose of this course is to provide students with fundamental knowledge and relevant skills for energy system performance analysis, modelling and monitoring.
SOLA4012 Photovoltaic System Design Photovoltaic (PV) systems are one of the few distributed renewable electricity generation options that can be readily used in urban areas (as grid connected systems) and in remote areas (as stand-alone systems), with little environmental impact at the site and potential economic benefits for the user and the network operator.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9111 Energy Storage This course course provides training on energy issues covering techniques for energy storage, their capabilities, limitations and issues with their use.
SOLA5051 Life Cycle Assessment This course will deal with life cycle analysis and its use for life cycle assessment of energy systems. Methodologies, boundary issues, data bases and applications will be studied.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA9914 Project Report  
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA9915 Project Report  
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.