Help is on offer with university scholarships to help you carve out your dream career and change the world with renewable energy engineering
While more and more women have been enrolling in university STEM courses in recent years, there’s still room for better diversity in engineering — which is where you come in! Already, there aren’t enough engineers in Australia to fill the number of jobs going. So if you’re a woman interested in STEM, then this is the career for you!
To help out on the education front, the superstars at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering (ATSE) have kicked in with hundreds of university scholarships, worth up to $30,000 each, for women undertaking an undergraduate engineering degree.
And the best bit? You can use the scholarship to study renewable energy engineering at UNSW’s world-leading School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering.
WATCH: Watch how engineers at UNSW Schools of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering solve problems.
Renewable energy engineering careers are growing rapidly as the world moves to sustainable energy. If you’re passionate about sustainability and being part of our green energy future, and want to graduate with in-demand skills, then renewable energy engineering could be for you.
UNSW offers solar and renewable energy specialties, or you could combine your engineering degree with arts, science or commerce to shoot for a career in a specific sector.
What does a renewable energy engineering career look like?
Renewable energy engineering careers are diverse, but here’s just a few real-world careers graduates now have:
- NASA mission commander
- Engineer at electric car maker Tesla
- Startup entrepreneur
- Sustainability analyst
Or, you could work helping to make solar energy even more sustainable, like UNSW lecturer Rong Deng.
Rong’s work in assessing the value of recoverable materials in solar panels saw her make the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia List in 2022. And she supervises a number of young women students working on sustainable renewable energy.
Rong’s message to women considering studying renewable energy engineering? Don’t be put off by the idea that working in renewables always means hands-on work. “Because this is a fast growing area, it offers lots of opportunities to innovate and to have an impact.”
Read Rong’s full profile here.
This post was brought to you in partnership with UNSW SPREE. Find out more about studying renewable energy engineering here.