Electrical and renewable energy engineering


This specialisation was developed in response to the needs of the global renewable energy sector. Learn how to become a leader in the power system environment and gain the specialist skills required for the renewables industry.

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Get work-ready

Deakin's electrical and renewable energy engineering courses provide students with industry experience to graduate work-ready. We have partnered with industry to provide you with practical work experience opportunities, enabling you to broaden your experience and networks before entering the workplace as a highly in-demand skilled engineer.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

With strong demand for professional engineers continuing to increase, you can be selective about the location and type of employer you want to work for. Our graduates may find career opportunities in a wide range of industries associated with renewable energy engineering. 

Employers are looking for graduates who are fully equipped with advanced engineering skills and capable of starting work projects immediately. This makes Deakin graduates the preferred choice.

Focusing on leadership

We've long recognised the industry need for engineering graduates with strong management and leadership skills. This focus assists graduates to devise real solutions for challenges faced by today’s engineering leaders.

Project-oriented design based learning

Project-oriented design based learning is a key feature of our engineering degrees. This teaching method weaves practical learning experiences through each degree. Students do team-based projects and develop solutions to industry needs.

Research with us

Specialise even further with an engineering research degree. We’re associated with strategic research centres including the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation and the Institute for Frontier Materials.

Learn more about researching with us

Recent Deakin research

Developing renewable energy in Australia: developing regional advantage

Amanullah Maung Than Oo et al. explore the benefits as well as the possible deployment and integration issues of renewable energy when considering the development of a clean-energy system for a sustainable regional Australia.

Leading the way in engineering

Deakin engineering is ranked highly by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), a national research evaluation framework. ERA awarded Deakin the highest ranking possible of 5 in the categories of Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. 

Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering were awarded a ranking of 4 (classed above world standard), highlighting Deakin’s strength in engineering related research. 

Our research excellence helps to inform our teaching curriculum to ensure undergraduate students are aware of the developments that will shape the engineering industries of the future.

Engineering. Ingenious.

We're proud to be working with industry and government to inspire the next generation of ingenious engineers. This video captures the essence of studying engineering at Deakin.

Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

Learn more about Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

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