Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Photovoltaics and Solar Energy)

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

Put simply, Photovoltaic Engineering uses solar radiation to create electricity. Since solar energy stocks are unlimited, the photovoltaic industry if essential to the future of humanity on Earth. Students study the manufacture and use of solar cells, with the opportunity to take courses in technology development, manufacturing, quality control, reliability, cell interconnection and encapsulation, policy development and more.


Students must complete 60 days of Industrial Training and 168 Units of Credit.


  • Cell Interconnection and Encapsulation
  • Manufacturing
  • Photovoltaics
  • Policy Development
  • Quality Control
  • Reliability and Life-Cycle Analysis
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Solar Cell Applications
  • Solar Energy
  • Technology Development

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 HSC or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and Physics.


Engineers Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kensington Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Rapid growth in the industry means there is an increased need for specialised photovoltaic engineers. Graduates can work with manufacturers of solar cells, research organisations, system design and integration companies, energy utilities and communication companies. There's no limit to what you can achieve in photovoltaic engineering - reach for the Sun!

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