Edith Cowan University ECU

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Renewable Energy) Honours

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Electrical and renewable energy engineering is a specialization within electrical engineering concerning the generation of electrical power from a wide range of sources, and with a special focus on renewable energy sources. This includes solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal, and the integration of these energy sources into hybrid energy supply and distribution networks. The course provides graduates with strong competencies in the fundamental electrical engineering discipline areas with particular focus on the utilization, generation, management and design of renewable energy resources. The program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, team work and project development. As a result, as well as having multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, graduates will gain strong analytical skills, and have the ability to lead complex projects. The course provides a sound basis in mechanics, dynamics, mathematics, and the principles of engineering design in the first two years of study, along with a broad basis in engineering science including materials and manufacturing, computer aided design, programming principles, and analogue and digital electronics. In the final two years of study, a range of units are included covering more in-depth electrical power engineering topics alongside specialist studies on sustainable and renewable energy sources and systems and their integration into a mixed energy environment. The first year of this course includes a set of eight units that are common across all engineering honours courses. This allows students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the various engineering disciplines on offer and the flexibility, if desired, to switch to another engineering discipline/course without penalty after the first year of study.


Total Credit Points 480


  • ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering
  • ENS1115 Materials and Manufacturing 1
  • ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design
  • MAT1250 Mathematics 1
  • ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics
  • ENS1180 Introduction to Energy and Resource Engineering
  • ENS1253 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
  • MAT1251 Mathematics 2
  • ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement
  • ENS2108 Mechanical Science
  • ENS3551 Electrical Networks
  • ENS2120 Engineering Systems
  • ENS5445 Sustainability and Renewable Energy
  • CSP2151 Programming Fundamentals
  • ENS3553 Signals and Systems
  • ENS2457 Analog Electronics
  • ENS5562 Renewable Energy Conversions 1
  • ENS2159 Engineering Innovation and Ethics
  • ENS5253 Control Systems
  • ENS5360 Power Electronics
  • ENS5191 Electrical Engineering Design
  • ENS3206 Power Systems 1
  • ENS5230 Electrical Machines and Transformers
  • Elective Unit x 1
  • ENS5111 Engineering Practicum
  • ENS5161 Environmental and Process Risk Management
  • ENS5361 Power Systems 2
  • ENS3554 Data Communications and Computer Networks
  • ENS4152 Project Development
  • ENS5145 Engineering Honours Thesis 1
  • ENS5543 Engineering Management
  • ENS5240 Industrial Control
  • ENS5563 Renewable Energy Conversions 2
  • ENS4253 Engineering Project
  • ENS5543 Engineering Management
  • ENS5240 Industrial Control
  • ENS5563 Renewable Energy Conversions 2
  • ENS4253 Engineering Project
  • ENS5146 Engineering Honours Thesis 2
  • ENS2113 Engineering Dynamics
  • ENS2257 Microprocessor Systems
  • ENS2170 Principles of Industrial Maintenance
  • ENS3556 Wireless Communication
  • ENS3237 Railway Electrical, Control and Signalling Systems
  • ENS5204 Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • ENS5447 Propagation and Antennas
  • ENS5130 Advanced Industrial Control
  • ENS5251 Digital Signal Processing
  • ENS5444 Telecommunication Networks
  • ENS5442 Robotics 1
  • ENS5542 Communication Systems 2
  • MAT3486 Multivariate Calculus
  • ENS5133 Environmental Engineering 1

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Diploma or equivalent
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Successfully completed 0.5 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course or
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup International: $155,800
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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