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Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Renewable Energy) Honours

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Electronics Engineer | Power Systems Engineer | Renewable Energy Engineer | View all

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Course Rundown

About this course

Build practical skills and advanced knowledge to help in powering our world for a sustainable future with this Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Renewable Energy) Honours course from Edith Cowan University.

Designed for students seeking to start a career in electrical engineering, this qualification offers the essential skills, knowledge and experience required to generate and manage electrical power, with a particular focus on renewable sources of energy.

Grounded in a basis of mechanics, maths, dynamics and engineering design, this course offers specialised study in the manufacturing, programming and design of energy sources. You'll study an extensive range of renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal power, and the integration of these energy sources into hybrid energy supply and distribution networks.

With a focus on building industry-relevant skills, this course offers opportunities for teamwork, practical experience and leadership work. You'll graduate with strong skills in analysis, critical thinking, project management and leadership, and graduate with a broad skillset that will help you succeed in the exciting and changing field of electrical engineering.

This qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia and is recognised nationally. If you're looking for a career in engineering and want to make a difference in your work, this qualification is your next step.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed secondary education or a higher education course since leaving secondary education, including a university bridging course; OR
  • Have enrolled in a VET course, whether you have completed the course or not; OR
  • Have completed a Certificate IV.

All applicants are required to have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR and Engineering Studies ATAR or Physics ATAR, with equivalents for both considered.

Areas of study

In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • Introduction to engineering
  • Electrical engineering 1A
  • Mathematics 1
  • Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Mathematics 2
  • Materials and manufacturing 1
  • Electrical engineering 1B
  • Instrumentation and measurement
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Engineering innovation and ethics
  • Engineering systems
  • Sustainability and renewable energy
  • Engineering dynamics
  • Signals and systems
  • Analog electronics
  • Renewable energy conversions 1
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Control systems
  • Power electronics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Power systems 1
  • Electrical machines and transformers
  • Engineering practicum
  • Renewable energy conversions 2
  • Power systems 2
  • Environmental engineering 1
  • Project development
  • Engineering honours thesis 1
  • Engineering management
  • Industrial control
  • Engineering project
  • Engineering honours thesis 2
  • Environmental and process risk management

Elective subjects:

  • Microprocessor systems
  • Principles of industrial maintenance
  • Wireless communication
  • Real-time embedded systems
  • Propagation and antennas
  • Electronic circuit design
  • Digital signal processing
  • Telecommunication networks
  • Robotics 1
  • Communication systems 2
  • Multivariate calculus
Edith Cowan University Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

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From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Renewable Energy) Honours from Edith Cowan University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue employment in the exciting field of electrical engineering, helping to source and promote a range of electricity sources to power our world. You'll enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities in areas like energy generation, distribution and management, and can seek employment in sectors like utilities, mining and manufacturing.

This qualification is nationally recognised and accredited by Engineers Australia.

Curious about where a career in engineering could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Fees may be paid up-front, or financial assistance is available to help with study costs. Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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