Renewable energy engineering


Develop in-demand skills that will help power positive change in the renewables industry. Graduate ready for a rewarding career in clean power.

Explore your study options

Deakin's renewable energy courses equip you with the cutting-edge skills and experience to make a real difference. With a focus on hands-on learning and industry experience, you'll be ready to hit the ground running when you graduate.


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, masters 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.

Choose a renewable energy engineering degree that will get you work ready

Build the skills and knowledge to secure a role and tackle future challenges in this high-growth sector. Thanks to Deakin's world-class facilities, research impact, academic and employer reputation, you'll enter the field at the top of the pack.

Invaluable industry experience

As an undergraduate, you'll undertake at least 60 days of practical work experience so you can enhance your skills and understanding of renewable energy engineering and develop valuable professional networks before you graduate.

Project-oriented design-based learning

A key feature of our engineering degrees, project-oriented design-based learning is a teaching method that weaves practical learning experiences throughout your degree. You’ll undertake team-based projects and develop solutions to meet current industry needs.

Professional recognition

Deakin's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and online. Though not currently accredited at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, we're working towards accreditation as we prepare our graduates for transition to employment. Accreditation provides recognition against international benchmarks, allowing graduates to practice as professional engineers around the world.

Top professional roles in renewable energy engineering

The strong demand for renewable energy engineers opens doors to exciting career paths. Our graduates have found career opportunities in a wide range of roles associated with renewable energy engineering, including:

  • energy manager
  • renewable energy project engineer
  • energy systems engineer
  • energy supply consultant.

Study with the best

Engineering at Deakin is ranked in the top 1% globally.* This rating highlights our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

World-class teaching experiences

Our engineering facilities are designed to be versatile and support students, researchers and staff in conducting a range of tests and research projects. You’ll gain access to a wide range of equipment including basic water quality meters, balances, drying ovens and furnaces. There's also more complex equipment such as spectrophotometers and total organic carbon analysers.

Flexible study options

From 2024 you can choose to study at our state-of-the-art engineering precinct at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, our new purpose-built facilities at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, or online. You can also set your own pace and switch between part- and full-time study to suit your work, lifestyle and other commitments.

Innovative engineering research

Engineering at Deakin is research-led rather than simply research-informed. We're a significant leader in several research areas, notably manufacturing and materials. Our research themes include sustainable infrastructure, advanced design and engineering, and engineering education.

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Industry partnerships

Discover more about Deakin’s invaluable industry partnerships, and how they ensure engineering students graduate job ready.

Engineering – a student perspective

Find out how Deakin prepares engineering students to be job-ready, team-oriented and well-equipped leaders of the future.

Engineering precinct

Explore our state-of-the-art engineering facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, housing some of the most advanced systems, equipment and technologies in Australia.


*2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject and 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.

Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Contact us

Got a question about our renewable energy engineering courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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