For over two decades The University of New South Wales has been a world leader in research and commercialisation of high performance silicon solar cells. The UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering was established in order enable a greater number of students to specialise in Photovoltaics (the science and the engineering practice of turning sunshine directly into electricity by using solar cells). With energy becoming an increasingly important world-wide issue, the breadth of our teaching in Photovoltaic Engineering was increased to include Renewable Energy Engineering.
Undergraduate degrees include the Bachelor of Engineering in Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Engineering; and, the Bachelor of Engineering in Renewable Energy Engineering. It is also possible to study in a combined degree program.
On the postgraduate level, we currently have 60 PhD and Masters Degree candidates and many of these will go on to work world-wide in the explosively growing Photovotaics or Renewable Energy industries. At last count, 35 of our higher degree graduates had CEO, CTO or other senior management positions in some of the world's largest photovoltaics companies.
It is an exciting time for engineers who choose to look at a world needing increasing amounts of energy and seeing the solution being in utilising the renewable resources available to everyone: sunshine, wind, rain, tides and biomass to name a few.
We invite you to consider studying with us. We are a small school but world-wide there is a real need for the specialties that we teach.
The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is Australia’s leading and largest engineering faculty. Below you’ll find a few reasons The Faculty of Engineering and UNSW consistently achieve high scores in international and national rankings.
After 60 years of sustained excellence in teaching and learning, the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW continues to be a pioneer in engineering education.
The UNSW campus is ideally placed, close to Sydney’s CBD as well as its beautiful beaches. Excellent bus services with train links make the campus easily accessible for those living off-campus.