Photovoltaics and Solar Energy

Master of Engineering Science
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Program code: 
SOLACS8338
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
2 years
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes
Simon Breslin, Master of Engineering Science

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Simon Breslin, Master of Engineering Science

Engineers interested in the bourgeoning photovoltaics and renewable energy industries can choose advanced postgraduate study options at UNSW Engineering. Students can develop their existing skills or refocus in the direction of renewable energy technologies, systems and integration with existing energy systems.

 

This program suits engineers from other disciplines and includes courses about photovoltaic devices and systems, their applications and also their integration with electricity systems.

 

The Master of Engineering Science program promotes flexible learning as a keystone of the program – it is designed for students who already have a four year accredited engineering degree and who now wish to broaden their job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation. This program takes two years to complete (students may be granted credit for some courses. Those with a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area can apply for credit of up to 50% of a program); it is a non-accredited program, and does not offer industrial training.

 

The typical program structure comprises sixteen courses, broken down into: four Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Courses, three Research Courses and four Electives.

 

Required Background

Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 65% average in any engineering discipline.

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

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
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 3

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
GSOE9011 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

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.
SOLA9451 Masters Project A -

Term 2

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.
SOLA9452 Masters Project B -

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
SOLA9453 Masters Project C -

Year 1

Term 2

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 3

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.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
GSOE9011 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

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.
SOLA9451 Masters Project A -

Term 3

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.
SOLA9452 Masters Project B -

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
SOLA9453 Masters Project C -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.