- 2018



Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Offered by

Department of Materials Science and Engineering



Note: This specialisation is only available for students admitted at entry level 2 for completion in one year (48 points) full-time, or part-time equivalent.

This specialisation allows you to focus on sustainable energy technologies to address concerns about existing energy production. You will learn about the operation, benefits and limitations surrounding each of the major renewable energy technologies that play a dominant role in the growth of the emerging energy sector. In addition, you will develop an understanding around how such technologies modify existing electricity networks and the markets in which they operate. The specialisation is suitable for new graduates, professionals and managers who are keen to upgrade their existing design and management skills as well as to develop advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in the area of renewable and sustainable energy engineering.


Part C. Technical elective units (24 points)

Students complete four technical elective units from the following:

Note: Not all units will be available each year.

  • CHE4161 Engineer in society
  • CHE4171 Biochemical engineering
  • CHE4172 Nanotechnology and materials 2
  • CHE4173 Sustainable processing 2
  • CHE5881 Advanced reaction engineering
  • CHE5882 Biomass and biorefineries
  • CHE5883 Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy production
  • CIV4234 Advanced structural analysis
  • CIV4235 Advanced structural design
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards engineering
  • CIV4249 Foundation engineering
  • CIV4283 Transport planning
  • CIV4284 Traffic systems
  • ECE4053 Electrical energy - generation and supply
  • ECE4054Not offered in 2018 Electrical energy - power converters and motor control
  • ECE4055 Electrical energy - power electronic applications
  • ECE4058 Electrical energy - high voltage engineering
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • MAE5406Not offered in 2018 Computational fluid mechanics
  • MEC4418 Control systems
  • MEC4426 Computer-aided design
  • MEC4444 Industrial noise and control
  • MEC4446 Composite structures
  • MEC4447 Computers in fluids and energy
  • MEC4459 Wind engineering
  • MEC4802 Sustainable engineering and design with nanomaterials
  • MEC5881 Engineering systems performance analysis
  • MEC5882 Instrumentation, sensing and monitoring
  • MEC5883 Mechanical systems design
  • MEC5884 Sustainable energy systems
  • MTE4572 Polymer and composite processing and engineering
  • MTE4573 Processing and engineering of metals and ceramics
  • MTE4590 Modelling of materials
  • MTE4592 Advanced ceramics and applications
  • MTE4593Not offered in 2018 Materials and environment
  • MTE4594Not offered in 2018 Engineering alloy design, processing and selection
  • MTE4597 Engineering with nanomaterials
  • MTE5883 Environmental durability and protection of metals and engineering materials
  • RSE4201 Sustainable natural resources

Part D. Discipline core units (24 points)

Students complete four discipline core units:

  • ECE5886 Smart grids
  • MEC5885 Energy efficiency and sustainability engineering
  • MEC5888 Renewable energy systems
  • MTE5884 Advanced photovoltaics and energy storage

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this postgraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E6001 Master of Advanced Engineering

Students in other degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.