Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)

Course at a Glance


Course Name - Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)

Course Code - MEE

Qualification - Masters

Duration - 2 years

CEU/CPD* - on enquiry

*CEU/CPD hours vary according to your professional body.


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The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)** program.

IN THIS ACCREDITED AND PRESTIGIOUS PROGRAM YOU WILL GAIN:

  • Skills and know-how in the latest and developing technologies in electrical systems
  • Practical guidance and feedback from experts from around the world
  • Live knowledge from the extensive experience of expert instructors, rather than from just theoretical information gained from books and college
  • Credibility and respect as the local electrical systems expert in your firm
  • Global networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career choices and income
  • A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)** qualification
     

The next intake will start January 02, 2018.

Contact us for more information and to apply.
 

Applications closing December 15, 2017.

 

 
** A note regarding recognition of this program in the Australian education system: EIT is the owner of this program. The qualification is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

 

EIT Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering endorsed by the International Society of Automation (ISA)

 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

This Master Degree (or Graduate Diploma) is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency (TEQSA) and does not currently offer entry-to-practice to Engineers Australia - Professional Engineering status. Engineers Australia are considering this and other programs for those students desiring professional status (e.g. CPEng). The outcome of this review may or may not result in a student gaining chartered professional status if he or she does not already possess this. However, it is recommended that you directly approach your local professional engineering body for an individual assessment and/or recognition.

For more information please visit: http://www.eit.edu.au/accreditation-international-standing-for-online-engineering-training.
 

 

 

Details

Overview

Electrical power is an essential infrastructure of our society. Adequate and uninterrupted supply of electrical power of the required quality is essential for industries, commercial establishments and residences; and almost any type of human activity is impossible without the use of electricity. The ever increasing cost of fuels required for power generation, restricted availability in many parts of the world, demand for electricity fuelled by industrial growth and shortage of skilled engineers to design, operate and maintain power network components are problems felt everywhere today.

The Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems) is designed to address the last-mentioned constraint, especially in today’s context where the field of electrical power is not perceived as being ‘cool’ unlike computers and communications and other similar emerging fields experiencing explosive growth. But it is often forgotten that even a highly complex and sophisticated data centre needs huge amounts of power of extremely high reliability, without which it is just so much silicon (and copper).

This program presents the topics at two levels. The initial units address the design level, teaching you how to design the components of a power system such as generation, transmission and distribution as well as the other systems contributing to the safety of operation. These units will also cover the automation and control components that contribute to the high level of reliability expected from today’s power systems. 

Due to the constraints imposed by the fuel for power generation and the environmental degradation that accompanies power generation by fossil fuels, the attention today is focused on renewable energy sources. More importantly, there is a need to make the generation of power more efficient and less polluting, so that you get a double benefit of lower fuel usage and lower environmental impact. Even the best designed systems need to be put together efficiently. Setting up power generation and transmission facilities involves appreciable capital input and complex techniques for planning, installation and commissioning. Keeping this in view, a unit covering project management has been included.

The latter part of the course focuses on the highly complex theory of power systems.  The Project Thesis, as the capstone of the course, requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, and reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the preceding units. As a significant research component of the course, this project will facilitate research, critical evaluation and the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, enabling students to critique current professional practice in the electrical power industry.


Entry Requirements - Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)

To gain entry into this program, applicants need one of the following:

a) a recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice.

b) an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent** field of practice.

c) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent), that is recognized under the washington Accord or Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

d) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this program.
 

AND

An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual band less than 6), or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.HE

* With integrated compulsory 12-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which 6 weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.

** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic and Communication System
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Instrumentation, Control and Automation
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Manufacturing and Management Systems
  • Industrial Automation
  • Production Engineering
     

Note: If applicants do not meet the above requirements, applicants are welcome to apply in writing to the Admissions Committee.

 

Who Will Benefit from this Prestigious Program

Those seeking to achieve advanced know-how and expertise in electrical systems, including but not limited to:

  • Electric Utility Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers and Electricians
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Energy Management Consultants
  • Automation and Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Production Managers


Program Structure

Students must complete 48 credit points comprising 12 core units and one capstone Thesis. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years full time, or equivalent. Subjects will be delivered over 4 terms per year, and students will take 2 units per term. There will be a short break between years.
 

Year Term   Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Year 1 Term 1 MEE501
MEE502

Power Generation
Underground Power System Design
 
3
3
Year 1 Term 2 MEE503
MEE504

Overhead Line and System Design
Insulation Coordination and Substation Design
 
3
3
Year 1 Term 3 MEE505
MXX507

Substation Automation
Professional Engineering Management
 
3
3
Year 1 Term 4 MEE507
MEE508
 
Environmental Issues and Sustainability
Electrical Safety – Earthing/Grounding
 
3
3
Year 2 Term 1 MXX501/601
MEE601
 
Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods
Power System Analysis and Operation
 
3
3
Year 2 Term 2 MEE602
MEE603
 
Transient Analysis and Stability
Power System Quality and Harmonics
 
3
3
Year 2 Term 3 & 4 ME700
Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms – equivalent to 4 units)
 
12

 
* Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Electrical Systems): Students who elect to exit the program after successfully completing all of the first year units, as outlined above, can opt to receive EIT's Graduate diploma of Engineering (Electrical Systems). If students wish to finalize the Master qualification after exiting at Grad dip level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the Graduate diploma testamur.


Live Webinars

During the program you will participate in weekly interactive sessions with the lecturers and other participants from around the world. Each unit's weekly live tutorial will last 60 to 90 minutes. We take student availability into consideration wherever possible before scheduling webinar times. Please refer to ‘When will the sessions take place?’ in the Frequently Asked Questions. All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, speakers and, if possible, a microphone. The software package and setup details will be sent to you prior to the first webinar.

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Fee Information

Fee Information

EIT has multiple fee structures and payment plans based on the student’s country of residence. There are many details to take into consideration therefore EIT requests that all potential students contact us directly through:

  • Email: eit@eit.edu.au
  • Live Chat on www.eit.edu.au
  • Phone: please see page 28 for contact details of all international EIT offices

A Course Advisor will then be able to provide detailed and accurate fee information to every potential student.

 

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees include weekly webinars with leading engineering and technical experts, technical eBooks, program materials, software and postage, plus grading and support from the program coordinators and lecturers. Students should also plan to spend approximately US$100 to US$200 per unit on text books not included in the tuition fees. We provide flexible payment options and can accept fees in a variety of currencies. Please contact us for fees in an appropriate currency for your location.

Additional Fees

The following additional fees may apply:

Deferred and Supplementary Assessments and Examinations – The tuition fee will include one attempt at the examination or assessment. If further attempts are required an additional fee may be applied.

Cancellation Fees may apply if a student withdraws either prior to or after the start of delivery of a unit or course.

Deferment - There is no fee for suspension of studies, however, if the student wishes to continue the program at a later date, a re-joining fee may apply.

For detailed information on all relevant fees, please see EIT’s Higher Education Tuition Payment and Refund policy, available at www.eit.edu.au/organisation-policies or contact EIT directly.

Fee Refund Policy

Students who choose to cancel applications or withdraw from a program may be eligible for a partial or full refund depending on several factors such as: payment methods, date of withdrawal/cancellation and student progress.

For detailed information please see EIT’s Higher EducationTuition Payment and Refund Policy, available at www.eit.edu.au/organisationpolicies or contact EIT directly.

 

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More Courses

Other courses available in EIT's School of Electrical Engineering

Accredited Postgraduate Programs

  1. Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems) II
  2. Graduate Certificate of Renewable Energy Technologies I

Accredited Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programs

  1. Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems) I
  2. Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Power Industry) I
  3. Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities I
  4. Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Mining I
  5. Diploma and Advanced Diploma of ESI UET50212 and UET60212 I

Professional Development Series

  1. Professional Certificate of Competency in Best Practice in Electrical Engineering in Mining, Building, Industry and Utilities
  2. Professional Certificate of Competency in Circuit Breakers, Switchgear and Power Transformers – Safe operation and Maintenance
  3. Professional Certificate of Competency in Arc Flash Protection
  4. Professional Certificate of Competency in Electrical Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
  5. Professional Certificate of Competency in Operation and Maintenance of Diesel Power Generating Plants
  6. Professional Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution
  7. Professional Certificate of Competency in AS3000:2007 Electrical Wiring Rules (Australia and New Zealand only)

There is scarcely an aspect of modern life that is not dependent on electrical energy. It is used in such varied activities as cooling, heating, transport, manufacturing, production, communications, minerals processing and water transfer. Engineers and technicians with an electrical diploma find employment in fields as diverse as generation, transmission, distribution and the eventual application of electrical energy in machinery. Due to the challenges of climate change there is also a vital interest in the use and storage of renewable and sustainable energy. The demand for well trained electrical professionals is assured with rapid expansion of the electricity supply in the developing world, the addition of the yet-to-be-constructed smart grid, and our growing dependency upon electricity supply of high integrity.

Electrical engineering skills and knowledge are also critical in a wide range of industries ranging from oil and gas, water utilities, process plants, mining, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and defence. The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides electrical engineering courses online for engineers and technicians of all levels and from all types of industry, be it mining, oil and gas or instrumentation. The Advanced Diplomas in Electrical Engineering cover a large range of topics and are suited to anyone needing an intensive and practical look at all facets of electrical engineering. The short courses that form part of EIT's professional development series are designed to provide students with critical knowledge and practical tools that can be immediately applied to the workplace. They are ideal to up-skill and/or cross-skill in a particular area or technology.

Key subjects in the EIT School of Electrical Engineering include: power generation, transmission, distribution, rotating machinery, power electronics, earthing and safety regulations, electrical documentation and drawings, AC and DC machines, circuit breakers, transformers, energy efficiency, earthing (or grounding) and lightning, power systems protection, DC and AC emergency power supplies, electrical wiring regulations, high voltage supplies, and power quality.

Note:

I: Vocational Education & Training (VET) program

II: Higher Education program

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Accreditation

Professional Accreditation – do you need it?

In most countries there are two forms of accreditation for engineering qualifications - national accreditation/recognition by the Government, and professional recognition by an Engineering society or association.

In Australia, national accreditation of higher education qualifications is undertaken by the Australian Government regulator; “TEQSA” (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) – by Law, TEQSA are absolutely critical to any higher education being recognised.

The other form of accreditation is ‘professional accreditation’ though engineering societies such as; Engineers Australia or Professionals Australia. This professional recognition may help in obtaining employment, although an employer's requirement for this seems not at the levels it used to be - generally because the type of degree being studied, one's actual experience and past training are far more influential with potential employers.
Few engineering Master, and no PhD, degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia. Remember, if a qualification is not accredited by Engineers Australia, you can still apply for professional recognition by Engineers Australia on an individual, case-by-case basis.We are proud that we already have two Advanced Diplomas accredited by Engineers Australia, and are continuing to work with Engineers Australia to achieve accreditation on our Master and Bachelor degrees as soon as possible.

It should be noted that whilst confident, EIT cannot guarantee or commit to when (and if) we will receive accreditation from Engineers Australia for any of our other qualifications.

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