Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy is transforming the world from reliance on fossil fuels to sustainable energy systems. Researchers at UC are involved in sustainable energy projects in Pacific Island nations and in South East Asia as well as New Zealand-based work like transitioning the Burnham Army Camp to more sustainable energy sources.

Renewable Energy is a multidisciplinary subject with relevant courses taught by all departments within the College of Engineering but the programme is based in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

Students will learn about the variety of renewable energy resources and conversion technologies, system modelling techniques, challenges to sustainability and practical solutions to common issues. Our postgraduate qualifications are excellent pathways to careers in the growing renewable and sustainable energy sector.

Postgraduate qualifications 

  • Master of Engineering Studies is a one-year master's aimed at graduates from a wide range of engineering backgrounds, with intakes in February and July. With four core courses and a range of electives to choose from, the MEngSt is designed to be flexible to the needs of prospective students.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (unendorsed) caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training 
  • Certificate of Proficiency is for students who do not want to enrol for a full programme but want to study a specific area. Students may undertake an individual course and be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency on passing.

Entry requirements

Candidates must normally have completed one of the following:

  • BE(Hons) with first or second class honours
  • BSc(Hons) in appropriate subjects.

The relevance and standard of previous study will be the main criteria for approval.

Compulsory courses

Elective courses

Choose up to three of:

  • ENCN 625 Wind Resource Modelling
  • ENGR 683 Project
  • ENCM 620 Construction Procurement and Contract Administration (not offered 2017)

Choose one of:

  • ENNR 423 Sustainable Energy Systems
  • ENGR 404 Renewable Energy Technology & Management
  • ENME 405 Energy Systems Engineering

Choose up to two:

  • DRRE 408 GIS for Disaster Risk & Resilience
  • ENCH 483 Advanced Energy Processing Technologies and Systems

For more information download our Renewable Energy postgrad study flier (or the one for Renewable Energy international students) or contact the programme director.

Ian Mason

Co-director, Renewable Energy
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E446D
Internal Phone: 92196