- Course at a Glance
- Code: MEE
- Course Length: 2 Years
In this accredited and prestigious LIVE ONLINE 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 lecturers, 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 Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)** program.
** 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.
This Master'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 Washington accord. This EIT Master's Degree is internationally recognised under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories (https://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/signatories/).
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.
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
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.
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.
Overseas qualification equivalency is assessed using on Country Education Profiles - an online qualifications recognition tool designed by the Australia Government Department of Education and Training to help organisations understand overseas higher education and postsecondary technical and vocational educational qualifications.
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.
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 |
Underground Power System Design
|Year 1||Term 2||MEE503 |
Overhead Line and System Design
Insulation Coordination and Substation Earth Grid Design
|Year 1||Term 3||MEE505 |
Professional Engineering Management
|Year 1||Term 4||MEE507 |
Environmental Issues and Sustainability
Electrical Safety – Earthing/Grounding
|Year 2||Term 1||MXX501/601 |
Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods
Power System Analysis and Operation
|Year 2||Term 2||MEE602 |
Transient Analysis and Stability
Power System Quality and Harmonics
|Year 2||Term 3 & 4||ME700|| |
Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms – equivalent to 4 units)
Additional Mandatory Units
|`BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1|| |
|`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.
Learning and Teaching
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. All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.
Benefits of Online Learning to Students
- Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
- Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your lecturer and fellow students
- Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office.
- Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
- Expert lecturers: lecturers have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
- No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
- Constant support: from your lecturers and dedicated Learning Support Officers for the complete duration of the course
- International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice
Benefits of Online Learning to Employers
- Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
- Less downtime: short lectures (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
- Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
- Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
- International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional lecturers and students
How Does it Work?
EIT Online Learning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with professional lecturers, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.
Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories
You will participate in laboratory practical assignments using a combination of local laboratories and remote/virtual 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, allow you to perform real implementation of engineering activities by interfacing the computers, software and simulators to real-world hardware.
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