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Energy Engineering

Undergraduate major

Gain a groundbreaking degree designed for the next generation of engineers required for the world’s rapidly changing energy industries and resources transition.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Energy Engineering Major (BEng Hons)
  • Credit


Course outline

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Course outline


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This new engineering major is designed to meet the demand for roles in energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, fossil-fuel reduction, hydrogen systems, geo-energy options and environmental compliance.

The course is the first of its kind to offer the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to conceive, design, build and operate engineering processes relevant to a clean energy future.

Emphasising environmental and social responsibility – and aligning with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and Australia’s 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target – the course also highlights sustainability principles and Indigenous perspectives in addressing globally significant energy engineering problems.

In your first year of study, you will complete Curtin’s unique engineering foundation year to gain the fundamental science, mathematics, data analytics, information science and computing knowledges that underpin the broader field of engineering.

You’ll then choose four specialisation units to complete, in an area such as power systems engineering, low carbon transition, subsurface energy engineering and energy conversion technologies.

In your final year, you’ll undertake an industry-guided capstone design project, integrating your fundamental knowledge to solve an industry problem in an energy engineering context. Ethical and sustainable decision-making and collaborative problem-solving will be key aspects of the project.

How this course will make you industry ready

The course responds to the growing need for expertise in energy transition and has been designed with extensive input from industry. As part of the course, you’ll complete an industry-guided capstone experience.

What jobs can the Energy Engineering lead to?


  • Energy (systems) engineer
  • Energy transition consultant
  • Subsurface energy engineer
  • Energy researcher
  • Energy conversion consultant


  • Renewable energy
  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Hydrogen production
  • Electricity supply
  • Electricity networks
  • Government

What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental science, mathematics, data analytics, information science, and computing underpinning the broad field of engineering, GC1
  • Solve complex energy engineering problems of industrial and societal significance through the application of discipline-specific and integrated bodies of knowledge, design and sustainability principles, GC1
  • Make decisions related to the design and implementation of solutions to engineering problems in a safe, ethical, and climate-responsible manner adhering to legal and professional standards and through respectful partnerships with local First Peoples and other diverse cultures as globally responsible citizens, GC4, GC5
  • Apply systems thinking for innovative solutions to global energy engineering challenges, discern knowledge and undertake applied research in a discipline of energy engineering, GC2
  • Select and use current and emerging technologies to develop and communicate effective and innovative engineering solutions to complex problems, GC3
  • Demonstrate lifelong learning habits, teamwork and leadership abilities, project management skills, and the ability to identify opportunities for career-wide professional growth, necessary for advancing a career in engineering and beyond, GC6

Why study Energy Engineering

Environmentally responsible

Curtin University is committed to social good, sustainability and positive global impact.


This course has been designed with extensive input from industry and responds to the growing need for expertise in energy transition.

Globally relevant

This course has been developed to align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Australia’s plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree for indicative fees.

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How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRH-EENGR
  • Last updated on: 2 December 2023

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