This graduate certificate will equip you with the necessary skills to address the demands of the modern power industry. You will be able to identify, critically analyse and creatively solve intellectually complex, specialized professional engineering problems in power generation, underground and overhead power system design, and safety earthing in electrical systems. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest developing technologies in electrical systems.
At a glance
- 6 Months
- Graduate Certificate
The ever increasing demand for electricity, the rising costs of power generation, and a shortage of skilled electrical engineers are challenges faced worldwide.
Expanding economies and populations require an adequate and uninterrupted supply of electrical power. This places enormous pressure on power industries; they need to fuel this growing demand cost-effectively. The greater challenge, however, is the scarcity of skilled personnel to design, operate, and maintain the power networks.
This graduate certificate will give you an in-depth understanding of synthesis and design in specialist bodies of knowledge at the professional engineering level to apply fundamental power generation and power system design principles and evaluate safety and earthing system design.
You must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is six months across two terms, and you will study two units per term. For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems).
|Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|MEE502||Underground Power System Design||3|
|MEE503||Overhead Line and System Design||3|
|MEE508||Electrical Safety – Earthing/Grounding||3|
Applicants require a recognized bachelor degree (or above) in engineering or science in a congruent field of practice**, with the completion of the equivalent of first-year Bachelor level mathematics, or recognized relevant work experience.
Those without a recognized Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering or science are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to this qualification (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialization and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee) ***.
All applicants must have evidence of engineering exposure in their degree and/or work experience.
Students via the work experience pathway may be required to undertake additional diagnostic mathematics testing. AND
An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency at 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.
** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Electrical Engineering 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 who enter and complete this qualification without holding a prior Bachelor’s Degree and go on to complete an EIT Masters Degree may not be eligible for Engineers Australia recognition. However, students can lodge a personal application with Engineers Australia to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
****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
A proctored/invigilated maths bridging test is to be completed by all higher education students during orientation week. If you fail the initial test, you must complete EIT’s three-week online bridging course and then retake the test. If you fail again, you will be considered a student at risk and managed as per EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.
Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis
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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). This Graduate Certificate is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
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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.
Our graduate certificates take six months to complete. We deliver our online graduate certificates on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 28 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.
Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks before the start date to be considered for your desired intake.
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