24 months
47754 AUD/year
37710 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Renewable Energy program at the Australian National University provides students with specialised knowledge and professional engineering skills to prepare them for a career in the rapidly-growing renewable energy industry. 


The Renewable Energy program at the Australian National University builds an interdisciplinary engineering focus and research expertise to give students the skills to address complex multi-disciplinary problems, while at the same time providing advanced technical knowledge in renewable energy.

The program comprises a compulsory core that provides advanced engineering professional development and specialist knowledge in energy resources (renewable and non-renewable) and integration of renewable energy.  In addition, students must complete at least two courses on renewable technologies that generate energy from solar and wind resources.  

Additional course options provide students with greater depth in the use or understanding of renewable energy.  Students also have the opportunity to select electives from across the University, including courses in the complementary areas of energy policy, law and economics.

    Learning Outcomes 

  • Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to address complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems related to generation, transmission and utilization of renewable energy.
  • Proficiently apply advanced, integrated technical knowledge in renewable energy and the underpinning sciences and scientific methods.
  • Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the renewable energy sector.
  • Contextualise renewable technology projects within a local, national and international framework, and consider social, ethical and environmental impacts and consequences.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice 
  • Systems Modelling
  • Group Project
  • Photovoltaic Technologies
  • Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies 
  • Photovoltaic Power Plants 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 077326G 

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • Applicants must present a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0 in a cognate discipline

Tuition Fee

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    47754 AUD/year
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  • National

    37710 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37710 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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