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.

Get work-ready

Deakin's 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, 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.

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. Deakin's focus on equipping engineering graduates with strong management and leadership skills helps them to devise real solutions for challenges faced by today’s engineering leaders.

Project-oriented design based learning

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

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 Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering was 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.

Study with the best

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

Discover engineering at Deakin

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.


*2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject and 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.