Course at a Glance
Schedule Start Date: 2nd January 2019
Code: MEE
Course Length: 2 Years

This Program is Delivered via EIT's Innovative LIVE ONLINE Approach.

The Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems) will equip you with the necessary skills to address the demands of the modern power industry. You will learn how to design the components of a power system including generation, transmission, distribution and associated systems. You will also cover the automation, protection and control components that contribute to the high level of reliability expected from current power systems. Upon completion of this program you will gain:

  • Skills and knowledge in the latest developing technologies in electrical systems
  • Practical guidance from electrical experts from around the world
  • A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)** degree
  • Global networking contacts in academia and industry
  • Improved career options

** 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.

Program Details

Overview

The ever-increasing demand for electricity, the rising costs of power generation and a shortage of skilled electrical engineers are challenges faced world-wide.

Expanding economies and populations require an adequate and uninterrupted supply of electrical power. This places enormous pressure on power industries; they need to competently fuel this growing demand cost effectively. The greater challenge, however, is the scarcity of skilled personnel to design, operate and maintain the power networks.

The program presents renewable energy options to address the environmental issues posed by fossil fuel power plants. The section on project management provides the skills required for effective management of power generation, transmission and distribution projects.

The Thesis – the capstone of the course – requires a high level of autonomy and accountability and will reinforce the knowledge and skill you attain during the course. It is a significant research project requiring the ability to critically evaluate and apply knowledge and skill creatively.

Completion of an accredited undergraduate engineering degree (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for admission into this course.

Time Commitment

Successful students are thus likely to spend approximately 20 hours per week in order to cover the material adequately and to gain sufficient knowledge in each unit. This includes the preparatory reading, attendance at each webinar and the time necessary to complete the assignments and laboratory work.

Potential Job Outcomes

Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

  • Electrical and electronics system design
  • Instrumentation, control systems & automation
  • Oil & gas
  • Systems engineering
  • Communication systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Building
  • Electric vehicles
  • Power generation & distribution
  • Renewable and energy storage systems.
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

Rules of Progression

The Project Thesis can only be attempted once all other units have been successfully completed.

All engineering disciplines are built up of individual bodies-of-knowledge that together target a specific application. It not only relies on the combined body of knowledge from the undergraduate degree, specifically mathematics, physics, and discipline knowledge, but also on the various units that form this course. The ‘500’ level units are designed at AQF level 8 (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge from each unit allows students to be able to investigate difficult problems, analyze and synthesize complex solutions, and communicate their solutions and ideas. This will enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at AQF level 9 (master's degree). All this knowledge is brought together as the students tackle complex application problems in their final Thesis.

The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduated increase in knowledge and skills from the ‘500’ level units to the ‘600’ level units culminating in a Project Thesis. All units must be passed, or have exemptions, to achieve the qualification.

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering is nested within the master's degree as an exit point only after successful completion of all the ‘500’ level units of the program. Both qualifications have the same entry requirements. The second year of the master's degree does not serve as an entry point.

Industrial Experience

In terms of industrial or practical experience, EIT's Master of Engineering programs require the completion of 240 hours of relevant industrial experience (i.e. internship, paid/unpaid work) in an engineering environment under professional supervision. In addition, the course will also entail some hands-on workshops through BXX001-004 units, which will be used to provide you hands-on work skills. The course also requires the completion of Professional Practice Workshop through MXX001 unit, which has engineering student project teams working on a discipline related comprehensive industrial case study. If you already have some work experience in the relevant engineering field, you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form to demonstrate that your experience is of a sufficient nature and standard.

Students will have the opportunity to complete a 12-week internship, subject to meeting eligibility criteria determined by the host company.

Program Structure

Program Structure

Students must complete 48 credit points comprising 12 core units and one (1) capstone Thesis. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years. Subjects will be delivered over four (4) terms per year, and students will take two (2) units per term. There will be a short break between years.
 

Year Term Unit Code

Subjects

Credit Points
Year 1 Term 1 MEE501

Power Generation

3
Year 1 Term 1 MEE502

Underground Power System Design

3
Year 1 Term 2 MEE503

Overhead Line and System Design

3
Year 1 Term 2 MEE504

Insulation Coordination and Substation Earth Grid Design

3
Year 1 Term 3 MEE505

Substation Automation

3
Year 1 Term 3 MXX507

Professional Engineering Management

3
Year 1 Term 4 MEE507

 Environmental Issues and Sustainability

3
Year 1 Term 4 MEE508

Electrical Safety – Earthing/Grounding

3
Year 2 Term 1 MXX501/601

 Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods

3
Year 2 Term 1 MEE601

Power System Analysis and Operation

3
Year 2 Term 2 MEE602

 Transient Analysis and Stability

3
Year 2 Term 2 MEE603

Power System Quality and Harmonics

3
Year 2 Term 3 & 4 ME700

Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms – equivalent to 4 units)

12

 

Additional Mandatory Units

Units Credit Points
`BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1

0

`BXX002 - Hands-on Workshop 2 0
`BXX003 - Hands-on Workshop 3 0
`BXX004 - Hands-on Workshop 4 0
MXX001 - Professional Practice Hands-on Workshop 0
MXX510 - Professional Experience 0

` Applicable to students gaining entry under option a) or d) of the Entry Requirements.

 
* 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.

Entry Requirements

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 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0)***, 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

***Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT.

Maths Bridging Test/Exam

Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students (online and on-campus) during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If a student fails the initial test they must complete EIT’s 3 week bridging course (online) and then take the test again (non-proctored/invigilated). If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Exemptions

EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. For more information, please see EIT's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

This bachelor's degree is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia under the Sydney Accord. This EIT degree is internationally recognised under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.

Why Study With EIT?

Industry-Oriented

EIT programs are specifically designed by an international body of industry experts, ensuring you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.

Experienced Lecturers

Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.

World-Class Education

Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Through the Sydney Accord, this online program is also recognized by many authorizing bodies around the world. Together with its sister organization IDC Technologies, the group has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.

Flexibility

Our innovative online delivery model ensures that you have access to the best instructors and resources 24 hours a day. You can participate from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an Internet connection.

Dedicated Support

You will be supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers and Course Coordinators for the duration of your studies, giving you a greater chance of success. Global Reach EIT’s current students join from over 140 countries, with expert lecturers based around the globe, providing you with a truly international perspective.

Engineering Specialist

EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.

Online Delivery Mode

Delivery

EIT uses an innovative, online approach to ensure that you have a supportive, interactive and practical education experience.  Our delivery model involves live, interactive online tutorials, remote laboratories, simulation software, and assignments with support from dedicated Learning Support Officers and Academic Staff.

Tutorials are conducted using our own specialized, live, interactive software system. You will receive course materials and assessments through an online Learning Management System which is available 24 hours a day.

All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, a computer, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.

Why Online?

EIT recognizes that many students have work and/or family commitments which makes pursuing further study very challenging.  Our online programs have been specifically designed to reduce the significant financial, time and travel commitments often required by on campus programs.

Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

You will participate in laboratory practical assignments using remote laboratories and simulation software, to ensure you receive the requisite hands-on experience. The hardware equipment connected to most of the computers, both industrial and educational, allows you to perform real implementation of engineering activities by interfacing the computers, software and simulators to real-world hardware.

TheMaster of Engineering (Electrical Systems) is also available to study on campus.

How to Apply

Domestic and International Online Students

Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing this form.  You will then receive an email with detailed course information and access to our application portal.  Alternatively, please watch this video, for a summary of the application process.  Please note that you will be required to provide certified documents to complete your application.

Brochure

Brochure

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