- Course at a Glance
- Schedule Start Date: 13th July 2020
- Code: MEEOC
- Course Length: 2 Years
- Course Location: Perth and Melbourne
CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 0100462
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.
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.
Each unit is composed of 10 hours of study per week. Full-time on-campus students will study 4 – 4.5 units per semester and are required to be on campus for a minimum of 20 hours per week for tutorial, lecture, lab/workshop and self-study sessions.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
* 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
International students who wish to study on-campus in Australia will need to have a valid international student visa.
Maths Bridging Test/Exam
Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.
All CRICOS applicants will be subject to a phone interview as a condition of their Letter of Offer (This is in addition to the English Language Proficiency requirements stated above).
An English proficiency test must be completed by all Higher Education students studying on campus. This will be administered through Moodle during orientation week. If a student fails the initial test they must complete additional English language support classes. 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 full time, or equivalent. Subjects will be delivered over 2 semesters per year. Students will take 4 units per semester and will be able to complete 8 units per year. For program learning outcomes, click here. There will be a short mid-semester break and extended breaks between semesters. For the detailed academic calendar, please see below:
|Semester 1||MEE501||Power Generation|
|Semester 1||MEE502||Underground Power System Design|
|Semester 1||MEE503||Overhead Line and System Design|
|Semester 1||MEE504||Insulation Coordination and Substation Earth Grid Design|
|Semester 2||MEE505||Substation Automation|
|Semester 2||MXX507||Professional Engineering Management|
|Semester 2||MEE507||Environmental Issues and Sustainability|
|Semester 2||MEE508||Electrical Safety - Earthing / Grounding|
|Semester 1||MEE601||Power System Analysis and Operation|
|Semester 1||MEE602||Transient Analysis and Stability|
|Semester 1||MEE603||Power System Quality and Harmonics|
|Semester 1||MXX501/601||Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods|
|Semester 2||ME700||Project Thesis (taken over 1 semester)|
Additional Mandatory Courses
|`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's qualification after exiting at graduate diploma level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the graduate diploma testamur.
This master's degree is accredited by the Australian government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), which is an independent statutory authority. TEQSA regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector. Details of the courses that EIT have accredited can be seen here. This master's degree is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia under the Washington accord, and is internationally recognised under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.
Why Study with EIT?
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.
Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.
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). Together with its sister organization IDC Technologies, the group has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.
EIT has built strong links with industry over many years. We ensure that course content will remain current with rapidly changing technology.
EIT is one of the most affordable colleges in Australia offering world-class engineering degrees.
EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.
On-Campus Delivery Mode
EIT on-campus programs include classroom sessions, practical lab exercises, assessments, class discussions and self-study. Additionally, our students have access to industry experts based around the globe through live and interactive online presentations. Our students have access to a personalized Learning Management System where all course materials are available 24/7.
Practical Exercises, Remote Labs and Assignments
All EIT programs provide access to remote laboratories and cutting-edge simulation software. Hands-on laboratory practicals are an essential component of EIT’s programs to ensure our students put theory into practice. These hands-on workshops cover the major discipline-specific applied skills required for competency in engineering practice.
Remote and on-campus students need support, encouragement and a go-to person. Our students are supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers (LSOs) and Course Coordinators for the duration of their studies, giving them a greater chance of success. Students studying our degrees will have a committed LSO for each unit of study.
The Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems) is also available to study online.
How to Apply
Domestic and International On-campus Students
Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing the contact form below. You will then receive an email with detailed course information and a Course Advisor will contact you to explain the application process. Please note that you will be required to provide certified documents to complete your application.
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