Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies)

Associate Degree   NRT
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Mon 24 Jul 2017
 –   Ultimo
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    Course description and aims

    The Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) is a two year degree that will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to design, develop, install, commission, maintain, repair and/or decommission renewable/sustainable energy technology solutions. While the course covers the range of technologies across the renewable energy spectrum, you will choose to specialise in either electrical or mechanical/civil engineering.

    Course outcomes and careers

    This course will prepare you for work as a para-professional in the renewable energy engineering sector, in government, corporate, environmental and small business enterprises.


    Graduates of the Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) will be eligible for direct entry into the third year of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Renewable Energy) at the University of
    Newcastle. Articulation into other university programs may be offered on a case by case basis.

    Entry requirements

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
    Applicants are required to hold one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:
    - a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent, including Mathematics (2 Unit) at Band 5 or above or Maths Extension 1 [see note below]; OR
    - a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR
    - a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above; OR
    - the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

    Applicants who have not achieved Mathematics (2 Unit) at Band 5 or above or Maths Extension 1 may undertake the Statement of Attainment in Preparing for Mathematics and Science for Further Study at TAFE NSW (or equivalent), prior to course entry.

    Special Admissions:
    If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Talk to admissions staff at the campus you wish to study at if you wish to apply for special admission.

    International Applicants:
    In addition to proof of eligibility and course specific entry requirements, international student applicants whose first language is not English or who have not completed their secondary education in English or who have not completed an Australian educational qualification must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6 in any one band.

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    Course type:
    Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies)
    Course start:
    Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    2 Years
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    About offering:

    You can download a Course Information Brochure which outlines the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course at:

    For further information about this course, and to find out how to apply, contact the course coordinator Mike James on 9217 3374 or email

    Indicative timetable:

    Full time attendance is approx 16 hours/week over 4 semesters. Full time students undertake 4 subjects/semester and work placement. Part time attendance is available.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Entry into the Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) is by application. You may wish to apply by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ or you can download an application form at

    For further information about this course and to find out how to apply, contact the course coordinator Ho Choi 02 9217 4128 or email


    For more details please contact the Course Coordinator Matthew Fairbairne by email at or Ph: 1300 360 601 (within Australia) Ph: +61 2 9217 5114 (International callers) Email: Web:

    Fee information:

    Fees are calculated at $1,550.00 per subject. Students must successfully complete 20 subjects to obtain this qualification.


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    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    ENELE201AAdvanced Electrical Engineering48
    ENEMP202AAdvanced Engineering Maths and Physics48
    ENMCC201AAdvanced Mechanical and Civil Engineering Principles48
    ENELE203AElectronics and Power Control48
    AEEGY201AEnergy Storage Systems48
    AEEGY204AEnergy System Efficiency48
    ENMGT201AEngineering Management48
    ENMAT101AEngineering Materials and Processes48
    ENPRA101AEngineering Practices48
    ENEMP102AFoundation Engineering Maths and Physics48
    ENMCC101AFoundation Mechanical and Civil Engineering Principles48
    ENEGY101AFoundation Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability48
    AEEGY101AGrid Connected Photovoltaic Power Systems48
    ENEMP201AIntermediate Engineering Maths and Physics48
    ENEMP101AIntroductory Engineering Maths and Physics48
    ENELE101APrinciples of Electrical Engineering 148
    ENELE202APrinciples of Electrical Machines48
    AEEGY202ARenewable Energy Resource Analysis48
    AEEGY102ASolar and Thermal Energy Systems48
    AEEGY203AWind Energy Conversion Systems48



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