- Course at a Glance
- Code: MEE
- Course Length: 2 Years
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 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) .
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
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, analyse and synthesise complex solutions, communicate their solutions and ideas, to enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at AQF level 9 (Masters 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 Degree as an exit point only after successful completion of all the ‘500’ level units of the Master degree program. Both qualifications have the same entry requirements. The second year of the Masters degree does not serve as an entry point.
Prior Learning Recognition and Exemptions
EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. If you wish to find out more please ask us for your copy of the policy for recognition of prior learning.
The program is delivered on-campus, facilitiated by an on-campus lecturer.
The classroom sessions will be conducted by a dedicated on-campus lecturer, and will include video presentations, live stream tutorials with supplementary expert lecturers based around the world, practical exercises, assessments, class discussions and personal study.
There will be four (4) units delivered concurrently over each 15 week semester, each unit composed of 10 hours of study per week (40 hours total) as follows:
- 1 hour pre-recorded lecture facilitated by the on-campus lecturer
- 1 hour tutorial lecture (live stream)
- 1 hour remote/virtual and local lab/assignment work
- 7 hours of personal study (guided and unguided)
Hardware and Software Requirements
You will be provided with all the necessary hardware and software in your classroom sessions however we strongly recommend that students arrange access to a computer and Internet connection outside classroom session hours, either through purchase, public library access or other arrangements, in order to continue with self study, assessment work etc.
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. There will be a short mid-semester break and extended breaks between semesters. For the detailed academic calendar, please see below:
|Year||Term||Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|Year 1||Semester 1|| |
Underground Power System Design
Overhead Line and System Design
Insulation Coordination and Substation Earth Grid Design
|Semester 2|| |
Professional Engineering Management
Environmental Issues and Sustainability
Electrical Safety – Earthing/Grounding
|Year 2||Semester 1|| |
Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods
Power System Analysis and Operation
Transient Analysis and Stability
Power System Quality and Harmonics
|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 qualification after exiting at Grad dip level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the Graduate diploma testamur.
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
Note: If applicants do not meet the above requirements, applicants are welcome to apply in writing to the Admissions Committee.
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).
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.
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