Master of Renewable and Future Energy (coursework)

The Master of Renewable and Future Energy is designed to upskill engineering graduates for employment in the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector. It offers an opportunity for individuals to gain skills and knowledge to tackle the current challenges and opportunities that come with the uptake of clean energy and distributed renewable energy in microgrids. The course draws on content from across engineering disciplines to provide breadth and depth and addresses four key areas: (i) renewable energy sources and generation; (ii) energy storage systems; (iii) energy transmission and distribution, including smart grids and microgrids; and (iv) the main drivers and policies that impact the adoption of clean energy.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Renewable and Future Energy (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MRFE
Course code
62560
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
not available in 2019
Administered by
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of Renewable and Future Energy has the following exit awards: 62260 Graduate Certificate in Renewable and Future Energy (24 points) (24 points), 62360 Graduate Diploma in Renewable and Future Energy (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Tyrone Fernando
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2019.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2019;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from this group.

Note: Students must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty and informed by the scope of a student's prior study.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ENSC3003Fluid Mechanics
Prerequisites:
completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility:
ENSC3010 Hydraulics, CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics, MECH2403 Thermofluids 2
S1ENSC3006Chemical Process Thermodynamics
Prerequisites:
completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2002 Energy
Incompatibility:
CHPR2431 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
S2ENSC3016Power and Machines
Prerequisites:
ENSC2001 Motion, ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Incompatibility:
ELEC3305 Power and Machines
S1ENSC3021Circuits and Electronics
Prerequisites:
completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
Incompatibility:
ENSC3017 Circuits and Electronics; ELEC2300 Circuits and Electronic Systems 2

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
N/ACHPR4408Chemical and Thermal Renewable Energies
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
N/AELEC4405Photovoltaics and its Application to Power Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
N/AELEC5509Grid Integration of Renewable Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
N/AELEC5510Design and Analysis of Smart Grids and Microgrids
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
N/AGENG4410Fossil to Future – The Transition
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable or Future Energy or Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
N/AGENG5516Energy Storage Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable Energy or the Masters of Professional Engineering
N/AGENG5517Renewable Energy Case Studies
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
N/AOCEN4007Renewable Ocean Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Renewable and Future Energy or Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:

Note: By invitation: GENG5521 Renewable Energy Research Project 1

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
S2CHPR4406Reaction Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals, or ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances
Incompatibility:
CHPR3432 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design, CHPR8501 Advanced Prediction of Fluid Properties
S2CHPR4407Transport Phenomena
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
S1CHPR5501Advanced Reaction Engineering and Catalysts
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation) and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: CHPR3432 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design or CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering
Incompatibility:
CHPR4431 Advanced Reaction Engineering
NSCHPR5520Combustion Science and Technology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: (CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering or CHPR3432 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design) and (CHPR2431 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics or ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics)
S2CITS4009Introduction to Data Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Data Science or Master of Information Technology or Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation)
S1ELEC5504Power Electronics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: ELEC3301 Circuits and Electronic Systems
Incompatibility:
ELEC8380 Advanced Power Electronics Applications in Power Systems
S2ELEC5505Power System Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: ELEC1302 Power and Machine Technologies or ELEC2302 Electromagnetics and Electromechanics or (ENSC2002 Energy and ENSC3016 Electric Machines)
Incompatibility:
ELEC4307 Power Transmission and Control
S1ENVT5509Global Ecological Challenges
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Ecotourism (73510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
S1GENG5503Modern Control Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and GENG4402 Control Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics or ELEC3015 Signals and Systems or ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2 or GENG4402 Control Engineering
Incompatibility:
ELEC4300 Control Engineering
S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Data Science or the Master of Ocean Leadership; for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering or ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering) and completion of 96 points towards an Engineering degree
Incompatibility:
CIVL4150 Engineering Practice, ELEC4332 Project Engineering Practice, MECH4400 Engineering for Sustainable Development
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Business and Engineering Asset Management or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; for pre-2012 courses: MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra or MATH1020 Calculus, Statistics and Probability or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or equivalent. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
N/AGENG5521Renewable Energy Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points of Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
N/AGENG5522Renewable Energy Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
GENG5521 Renewable Energy Research Project Part 1
NSGENG5803Investment Management for Field Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (62520)
NSLAWS5521Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading
S2MECH4424Measurement and Noise
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra) and (MECH1401 Engineering Dynamics or ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines) and (CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation or GENG2140 Modelling and Computer Analysis for Engineers)
Incompatibility:
MCTX3420 Mechatronics Design
S1, S2MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
Incompatibility:
MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making
S1, S2MGMT5507Management and Organisations
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
NSPOLS5651Global Political Economy
Incompatibility:
POLS8605 States and International Political Economy; POLS5652 International Political Economy: Dynamics of Crises

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2019.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant engineering degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;

and

(c) prior studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; or Chemical Engineering; or Mechanical Engineering.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 62260 Graduate Certificate in Renewable and Future Energy (24 points)
  • 62360 Graduate Diploma in Renewable and Future Energy (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Renewable and Future Energy course before completing it, but after completing Level 4 and Level 5 core units to the value of 24 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Renewable and Future Energy.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Renewable and Future Energy course before completing it, but after completing Level 4 and Level 5 core units to the value of 48 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Renewable and Future Energy.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed a relevant engineering degree, or an equivalent qualification as recognised by the Faculty, are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. 1) Subject to (2), to make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the Faculty approves otherwise.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the second time is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the third time is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.