Renewable Energy Engineering

(Honours)
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1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679)
UAC Code: 
425200
91.00
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes
Jack Blackwell

Being President of the Renewable Energy Society (RESOC) has been great fun and very fulfilling. It is fantastic to have something in which to strive for excellence in and out of the classroom.

Jack Blackwell

What's it all about?

■  This degree explores the best ways to make use of renewable energy technologies, including solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, wind and biomass. It borrows much of its structure from other areas of engineering, drawing resources from all around UNSW into a coherent degree supporting learning for this growing industry.

What does it include?

■  About half of what you study in this degree is common with Photovoltaics & Solar Energy, but it looks beyond the sun as a source of energy, encompassing a wider range of technologies and their uses. It also addresses the important areas of solar architecture and the design of energy efficient buildings and appliances. To get you work ready, you'll apply your skills through 60-days of approved industry training.

Where will you work?

■  This career is becoming increasingly popular as our global awareness of sustainability improves. You could work in a wide range of companies, designing, installing and operating renewable energy generating systems such as wind, solar, biomass or hydro systems. You could also work on designing and constructing energy efficient buildings.

Double degrees

■  Double degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our double degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry  

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1221 Physics 1B  
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B  
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.

 

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Physics Dual Degree must take MATH2121 and MATH2069 instead of MATH2019. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree
SOLA2060 Introduction to Electronic Devices A course which teaches you the electrical engineering perspective on different electronic devices and their importance and uses.
SOLA2540 Applied PV In this course you learn about photovaoltaic panels and system deisgn for solar systems.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
SOLA2051 Project in PV and SE 1 The first half of the year long group project gives PV students their first hands on experience with characterisation and module fabrication of solar cells.
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
DESN2000 Engineering Design and Professional Practice DESN2000 is a new core course for 2020 and replaces a previously required core course. Students should consult the transition arrangements website for futher details. DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your school - see the course handbook page for details.
SOLA5051 Life Cycle Assessment Here you learn to assess a product's environmental impacts throughout its life cycle. You learn techniques of comparison of different product alternatives.

 

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics  
SOLA5050 Renewable Energy Policy and International Programs You will learn about current policies to do with renewable energy.
SOLA5053 Wind Energy Converters A course about wind turbine technology and large scale wind energy plant design. It involves a large group project.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
SOLA3010 Low Energy Buildings and PV A course which focuses on sustainable and energy efficient design of buildings and houses.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics This course is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics Students study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice.
SOLA5057 Energy Efficiency You will learn about energy inefficiencies around us and methods of improvement.
SOLA4951 Research Thesis A  

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, MMAN2600 and MECH9720.
MECH9720 Solar Thermal Energy Design A course about solar thermal energy conversion in hot water systems in electricity generation.
SOLA4952 Research Thesis B  

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA5052 Biomass A course about energy conversions from biomass (plant matter, organic waste, agricultural residue etc).
SOLA4953 Research Thesis C  

 

Year 1

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1131 Mathematics 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry nan

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1231 Mathematics 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241
MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231
PHYS1221 Physics 1B This is the second physics course. You need to have scored a mark of at least 65 in PHYS1121 to do the higher course PHYS1231
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This is the second physics course. You need to have scored a mark of at least 65 in PHYS1121 to do the higher course PHYS1232

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming
L1 Elective L1 Elective [['nan'], nan]
SOLA2060 Introduction to Electronic Devices A course which teaches you the electrical engineering perspective on different electronic devices and their importance and uses

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089
SOLA2051 Project in Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy 1 The first half of the year long group project gives PV students their first hands on experience with characterisation and module fabrication of solar cells
MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D -
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Students enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers An Introduction to the concepts within water engineering
DESN2000 Engineering Deisgn and Professional Practice nan
L1 Elective L1 Elective [['nan'], nan]

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 and PHYS1121
SOLA5057 Energy Efficiency You will learn about energy inefficiencies around us and methods of improvement
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, ENGG2500 and MECH9720
SOLA3010 Low Energy Buildings and Photovoltaics A course which focuses on sustainable and energy efficient design of buildings and houses

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA2540 Applied Photovoltaics In this course you learn about photovaoltaic panels and system deisgn for solar systems
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.
SOLA5052 Biomass A course about energy conversions from biomass (plant matter, organic waste, agricultural residue etc)

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA5050 Renewable Energy Policy You will learn about current policies to do with renewable energy
Elective Elective [['nan'], nan]

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH9720 Solar Thermal Energy Design A course about solar thermal energy conversion in hot water systems in electricity generation
General Education General Education A Gen Ed course is any course that is not offered by the Faculty of Engineering
SOLA4951 Research Thesis A Research Thesis 1/3

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective [['nan'], nan]
General Education General Education A Gen Ed course is any course that is not offered by the Faculty of Engineering
SOLA4952 Research Thesis B Research Thesis 2/3

Year 5

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics Students study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice
SOLA4953 Research Thesis C Research Thesis 3/3

Year 1

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1221 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course also appears on the Faculty First Year Elective list. As a student of UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, you have the opportunity to take a Discipline Elective in place of a Faculty First Year Elective because this is a core course.
PHYS1231 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course also appears on the Faculty First Year Elective list. As a student of UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, you have the opportunity to take a Discipline Elective in place of a Faculty First Year Elective because this is a core course.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry  
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics This course is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Physics Dual Degree must take MATH2121 and MATH2069 instead of MATH2019. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA2060 Introduction to Electronic Devices A course which teaches you the electrical engineering perspective on different electronic devices and their importance and uses.
SOLA2540 Applied PV In this course you learn about photovaoltaic panels and system deisgn for solar systems.
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics  

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, MMAN2600 and MECH9720.
SOLA2051 Project in PV and SE 1 The first half of the year long group project gives PV students their first hands on experience with characterisation and module fabrication of solar cells.
SOLA3010 Low Energy Buildings and PV A course which focuses on sustainable and energy efficient design of buildings and houses.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
DESN2000 Engineering Design and Professional Practice DESN2000 is a new core course for 2020 and replaces a previously required core course. Students should consult the transition arrangements website for further details. DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your school - see the course handbook page for details.
SOLA5051 Life Cycle Assessment Here you learn to assess a product's environmental impacts throughout its life cycle. You learn techniques of comparison of different product alternatives.
SOLA5052 Biomass A course about energy conversions from biomass (plant matter, organic waste, agricultural residue etc).

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA5050 Renewable Energy Policy and International Programs You will learn about current policies to do with renewable energy.
SOLA5053 Wind Energy Converters A course about wind turbine technology and large scale wind energy plant design. It involves a large group project.
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity Gain international exposure and/or industry experience

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
SOLA4951 Research Thesis A  
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 5

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics Students study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice.
SOLA5057 Energy Efficiency You will learn about energy inefficiencies around us and methods of improvement.
SOLA4952 Research Thesis B  

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH9720 Solar Thermal Energy Design A course about solar thermal energy conversion in hot water systems in electricity generation.
SOLA4953 Research Thesis C  
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1131 Mathematics 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
L1 Elective L1 Elective Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry -
PHYS1221 Physics 1B This is the second physics course. You need to have scored a mark of at least 65 in PHYS1121 to do the higher course PHYS1231
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This is the second physics course. You need to have scored a mark of at least 65 in PHYS1121 to do the higher course PHYS1232
MATH1231 Mathematics 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241
MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Students enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019
SOLA2060 Introduction to Electronic Devices A course which teaches you the electrical engineering perspective on different electronic devices and their importance and uses
SOLA2540 Applied Photovoltaics In this course you learn about photovaoltaic panels and system deisgn for solar systems

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089
SOLA2051 Project in Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy 1 The first half of the year long group project gives PV students their first hands on experience with characterisation and module fabrication of solar cells
Elective Elective Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
DESN2000 Engineering Design and Professional Practice DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your School - see the course Handbook page for details. Transfer students should consult the transitional arrangements website for further details on enrolment requirements.
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 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics -
SOLA5050 Renewable Energy Policy You will learn about current policies to do with renewable energy
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
General Education General Education A General Education course is any course that is not offered by the Faculty of Engineering or related to core program/major requirements. A course offered by a School that provides a core course in the student's program cannot be taken towards this requirement.
Elective Elective Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.
SOLA3010 Low Energy Buildings and Photovoltaics A course which focuses on sustainable and energy efficient design of buildings and houses

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers An Introduction to the concepts within water engineering
General Education General Education A General Education course is any course that is not offered by the Faculty of Engineering or related to core program/major requirements. A course offered by a School that provides a core course in the student's program cannot be taken towards this requirement.
Elective Elective Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics Students study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice
SOLA5057 Energy Efficiency You will learn about energy inefficiencies around us and methods of improvement
SOLA4951 Research Thesis A Research Thesis 1/3

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, ENGG2500 and MECH9720
MECH9720 Solar Thermal Energy Design A course about solar thermal energy conversion in hot water systems in electricity generation
SOLA4952 Research Thesis B Research Thesis 2/3

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA5052 Biomass A course about energy conversions from biomass (plant matter, organic waste, agricultural residue etc)
SOLA4953 Research Thesis C Research Thesis 3/3

Year 1

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1131 Mathematics 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry -

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1231 Mathematics 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241
MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231
PHYS1221 Physics 1B This is the second physics course. You need to have scored a mark of at least 65 in PHYS1121 to do the higher course PHYS1231
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This is the second physics course. You need to have scored a mark of at least 65 in PHYS1121 to do the higher course PHYS1232

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming
L1 Elective L1 Elective Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.
SOLA2060 Introduction to Electronic Devices A course which teaches you the electrical engineering perspective on different electronic devices and their importance and uses

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089
SOLA2051 Project in Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy 1 The first half of the year long group project gives PV students their first hands on experience with characterisation and module fabrication of solar cells
MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D -
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Students enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers An Introduction to the concepts within water engineering
DESN2000 Engineering Design and Professional Practice

DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your School - see the course Handbook page for details. Transfer students should consult the transitional arrangements website for further details on enrolment requirements.

L1 Elective L1 Elective Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics -
SOLA5057 Energy Efficiency You will learn about energy inefficiencies around us and methods of improvement
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, ENGG2500 and MECH9720
SOLA3010 Low Energy Buildings and Photovoltaics A course which focuses on sustainable and energy efficient design of buildings and houses

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA2540 Applied Photovoltaics In this course you learn about photovaoltaic panels and system deisgn for solar systems
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.
SOLA5052 Biomass A course about energy conversions from biomass (plant matter, organic waste, agricultural residue etc)

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA5050 Renewable Energy Policy You will learn about current policies to do with renewable energy
Elective Elective Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH9720 Solar Thermal Energy Design A course about solar thermal energy conversion in hot water systems in electricity generation
General Education General Education A General Education course is any course that is not offered by the Faculty of Engineering or related to core program/major requirements. A course offered by a School that provides a core course in the student's program cannot be taken towards this requirement.
SOLA4951 Research Thesis A Research Thesis 1/3

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.
General Education General Education A General Education course is any course that is not offered by the Faculty of Engineering or related to core program/major requirements. A course offered by a School that provides a core course in the student's program cannot be taken towards this requirement.
SOLA4952 Research Thesis B Research Thesis 2/3

Year 5

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics Students study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice
SOLA4953 Research Thesis C Research Thesis 3/3

Year 1

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment
MATH1131 Mathematics 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1221 Physics 1B This is the second physics course. You need to have scored a mark of at least 65 in PHYS1121 to do the higher course PHYS1231
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This is the second physics course. You need to have scored a mark of at least 65 in PHYS1121 to do the higher course PHYS1232
MATH1231 Mathematics 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241
MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
L1 Elective L1 Elective Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers An Introduction to the concepts within water engineering
MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D -
  or  
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Students enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry -

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA2060 Introduction to Electronic Devices A course which teaches you the electrical engineering perspective on different electronic devices and their importance and uses
SOLA2540 Applied Photovoltaics In this course you learn about photovaoltaic panels and system deisgn for solar systems
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics -

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, ENGG2500 and MECH9720
SOLA2051 Project in Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy 1 The first half of the year long group project gives PV students their first hands on experience with characterisation and module fabrication of solar cells
SOLA3010 Low Energy Buildings and Photovoltaics A course which focuses on sustainable and energy efficient design of buildings and houses

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
DESN2000 Engineering Design and Professional Practice DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your School - see the course Handbook page for details. Transfer students should consult the transitional arrangements website for further details on enrolment requirements.
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.
SOLA5052 Biomass A course about energy conversions from biomass (plant matter, organic waste, agricultural residue etc)

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA5050 Renewable Energy Policy You will learn about current policies to do with renewable energy
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective

Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.

General Education General Education

A General Education course is any course that is not offered by the Faculty of Engineering or related to core program/major requirements. A course offered by a School that provides a core course in the student's program cannot be taken towards this requirement.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
SOLA4951 Research Thesis A Research Thesis 1/3
Elective Elective

Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.

Year 5

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics Students study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice
SOLA5057 Energy Efficiency You will learn about energy inefficiencies around us and methods of improvement
SOLA4952 Research Thesis B Research Thesis 2/3

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH9720 Solar Thermal Energy Design A course about solar thermal energy conversion in hot water systems in electricity generation
SOLA4953 Research Thesis C Research Thesis 3/3
Elective Elective

Please refer to the Handbook for specific elective requirements. If you are double counting a core first year course as a level 1 Elective, then you are eligible to take the same amount of Discipline Electives.

* 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.

Last updated 29/8/19