Refrigeration Engineering Courses

Air-conditioning and refrigeration engineering involves heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). Students enroled in refrigeration engineering courses learn about the technology involving these specialized electronic appliances. Air-conditioning and refrigeration courses vary from short duration to full-time engineering degrees.

Air-conditioning and refrigeration engineering course levels

Refrigeration engineering courses start from certificate level 1 to full-time bachelor engineering degree. Minimum course duration is 2 weeks and engineering bachelor degree requires 3 years of full-time study. Duration of engineering degree may be less than 3 years if you already hold a certificate or diploma in the same engineering field. Some of the course levels are given below;

  • Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV (6 months to 1 year – Australian qualification level)
  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma (1 to 2 years – USA and worldwide)
  • Bachelor degree (3 to 4 years – worldwide)

Refrigeration Engineering Admission Requirement

Admission requirement for refrigeration engineering courses depends on the level of course. You may not need any formal education to enroll in beginner level refrigeration courses.

Course Admission prerequisite 
Certificate II, III, IV No formal education required
Diploma, Advanced diploma Year 12, High school or Certificate IV
Bachelor of Engineering Advanced diploma, University pathway or extensive experience in relevant field
MSc Engineering Bachelor of engineering in a relevant field

Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Course List

We have gathered a list of few courses in each country USA, Australia, UK, and Canada.

Course name Institute Duration
Certificate IV in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Systems RMIT University 2 years
Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Course Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE 4 years
Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute 4 years
Diploma of Air-conditioning and
Refrigeration Engineering
Bracken Ridge TAFE Queensland 2 years
Associate in Science – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology Orange Coast College, California USA 1 year
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Air Conditioning Technology – Food Service Refrigeration College of Southern Nevada, USA 2 years
Associate of Science Degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Riverside City College, California USA 2 years
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Gateway Technical College, Wisconsin USA 2 years
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in General Technology – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Arkansas Tech University, USA 2 years
Associate in Science in Heating and Air Conditioning – Refrigeration San Joaquin Delta College, California USA 3 years


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