Victoria Engineering student, Gina, standing on a hill at the West Wind farm in Makara, Wellington.

Renewable energy

The world needs cleaner and more sustainable energy options. The University offers a range of study options to gain skills in renewable energy systems.

As the world’s energy demands increase, we can no longer ignore the rapid depletion of traditional energy sources and the negative impact fossil fuels have on the environment.

Finding renewable energy solutions is a complex issue that requires a multidisciplinary approach. Victoria University of Wellington can give you the skills you need in this field by offering a range of disciplines—business, engineering, policy and science.

Power your future

There is a growing demand for renewable energy engineers and scientists who can work with communities and industry, lead projects, make recommendations, and design, build and implement clean energy solutions.

You could work in a range of organisations, including energy companies, Māori and Pacific community-based entities, and local or national government departments.

Study renewable energy

Renewable Energy Systems will be offered from 2019 as a major within the Bachelor of Science.

Why choose us

At Victoria University of Wellington we bring together world-leading expertise across business, engineering, policy and science—ensuring our graduates have the breadth of skills necessary to make a difference, and solve real-world problems.

We are committed to helping New Zealand and the world develop a sustainable and resilient future, and being a leader in sustainable practices.

Located in New Zealand’s capital city, the University's campuses are among key scientific and research organisations, business, government, embassies and non-governmental organisations. You’ll be in an ideal environment to learn about renewable energy—right at the heart of where policy is set and innovation takes place.

To find out more

If you have any questions about studying renewable energy at Victoria University of Wellington, contact: