Postgraduate

Master of Renewable and Future Energy

Gain industry-relevant advanced knowledge for a career in renewable energy technologies.
1.5–2
Years Full Time

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Careers and further study

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Career Pathways

The Master of Renewable and Future Energy is designed to upskill engineering graduates for employment in the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector in Australia and internationally. 

Whether you are a professional already employed in the energy sector and looking to upskill, or whether you are an engineer looking to gain employment in the renewable energy industry, the career opportunities are varied as industries move towards a more sustainable energy future.

Industries include: 

  • Mining, Energy and Gas 
  • Government 
  • Academia

Roles may include:

  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Energy Consultant
  • Government Science Advisor
  • Environmental Sustainable Design Consultant 


The Master of Renewable and Future Energy is designed to upskill engineering graduates for employment in the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector in Australia and internationally. 

Whether you are a professional already employed in the energy sector and looking to upskill, or whether you are an engineer looking to gain employment in the renewable energy industry, the career opportunities are varied as industries move towards a more sustainable energy future.

Industries include: 

  • Mining, Energy and Gas 
  • Government 
  • Academia

Roles may include:

  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Energy Consultant
  • Government Science Advisor
  • Environmental Sustainable Design Consultant 


Further Study

Further study will allow you to gain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It will open up opportunities in academia and research to help you pursue your goals in a wide range of careers, depending on your area of research.
Further study will allow you to gain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It will open up opportunities in academia and research to help you pursue your goals in a wide range of careers, depending on your area of research.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2023
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,133.65

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2023
$44,500.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a UWA Master of Professional Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in electrical and electronic engineering, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering, or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

As new technologies for the energy sector develop, students will be equipped to adapt and evolve alongside industry changes. The breadth and depth covered through interdisciplinary collaborations within the School of Engineering offers an opportunity to gain more in-depth technical knowledge and skills to tackle the current challenges and opportunities that come with an uptake of renewable energy and distributed renewable energy in microgrids.

About the course

With research expertise in both traditional and renewable energy this course takes advantage of the growing trend of renewables in remote and small communities of Western Australia (WA), leveraging strong connections with local industry partners working in the energy sector.

Why study this course?

  1. The MRFE is in sync with the rapidly expanding renewable energy industry in Australia and around the world, and covers the transition to renewables, microgrid and smart-grid technology, as well as chemical renewable and storage. 
  2. With UWA’s research expertise in both traditional and renewable energy this course takes advantage of the growing trend of renewables in remote and small communities of Western Australia (WA), leveraging strong connections with local industry partners working in the energy sector. 
  3. Industry Connections. A key feature of this course is its strong engagement with industry and the potential to undertake industry based work. This is primarily through the course's Industry Advisory Panel, which is made up of energy sector specialists from a wide range of organisations. MRFE students will also have access to a vast range of opportunities to network with industry, develop professional skills and connect with a dynamic cohort of students from around the world.
Master of Renewable and Future Energy

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 62560
CRICOS code
  • 0100266
Master of Renewable and Future Energy
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 62560
CRICOS code
  • 0100266
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 to 2 years of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study depending on previous engineering discipline completed.

Who's this course for?

The Master of Renewable and Future Energy is a specialist master's for students who have already completed an engineering degree. Completing this course does not qualify you to practice as engineer in Australia. You must have completed a degree accredited under the Washington Accord or undergo a migrant skills assessment by Engineers Australia in order to practice as an engineer in Australia. If you're seeking an accredited degree you should consider the Master of Professional Engineering.

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Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Conversion
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from this group.
Core
Take all units (48 points):
Option
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:

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You'll learn to

  • Gain a deep practical understanding of specialised topics in renewable energy sources and generation; energy storage systems; energy transmission and distribution, including smart grids and microgrids; and the main drivers and policies that impact the adoption of clean energy.
  • Demonstrate a technical and economic understanding of renewable energy resource assessment and determine how different renewable technologies fit into the current and future energy market.
  • Articulate the research and technology pathways for current and future energy provision.
  • Undertake engineering system design of renewable energy generation, distribution and storage for various operation modes.
  • Identify and evaluate emerging technologies in renewable energy generation, integration, distribution and storage.
  • Execute engineering design tasks in multidisciplinary teams to industry standards.

Why study this course?

  1. The MRFE is in sync with the rapidly expanding renewable energy industry in Australia and around the world, and covers the transition to renewables, microgrid and smart-grid technology, as well as chemical renewable and storage. 
  2. With UWA’s research expertise in both traditional and renewable energy this course takes advantage of the growing trend of renewables in remote and small communities of Western Australia (WA), leveraging strong connections with local industry partners working in the energy sector. 
  3. Industry Connections. A key feature of this course is its strong engagement with industry and the potential to undertake industry based work. This is primarily through the course's Industry Advisory Panel, which is made up of energy sector specialists from a wide range of organisations. MRFE students will also have access to a vast range of opportunities to network with industry, develop professional skills and connect with a dynamic cohort of students from around the world.