Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies)

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Start date:
Mon 19 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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    Course description and aims

    The Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) is a two year associate degree that will give you access to a new and exciting career in the fast-growing renewable energy technologies sector. All students study the processes of conversion and storage of energy, then specialise in the infrastructure and activities associated with either electrical or mechanical engineering.

    The course addresses the changing nature of the energy industry and will prepare you for what lies ahead as government and corporate priorities shift, and ambitious targets are set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    You can also use the program as a pathway into the third year of a bachelor degree in renewable energy technologies at the University of Newcastle.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Graduates will be able to work as a para-professional in the renewable energy 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

    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.

    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. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

    International applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6 in any one band. Further information for international students can be found at:

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    Course type:
    Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies)
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    16 Hours per week
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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:

    If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this course contact Applied Engineering customer service on (02) 9217 4128 or send an email to

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday, 13 February 2018, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Ultimo Campus, Jones Street, Ultimo, Building N, Ground floor, Room NG.16

    Indicative timetable:

    Full time attendance is approximately 16 hours a week. Part time attendance is available.

    How to enrol or apply:

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    Fee information:

    Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the" target="_blank">TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.

    FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their course fees. Find out more" target="_blank">Study Assist website

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENT International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Further information please check the" target="_blank">TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.


    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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