Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering

Course Duration
Duration
  • 6 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
Course Location
Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
GCPO
Course Intakes
Intakes
Course Type
Course Type
    Course Fees
    Fees

    Course Overview

    Upon completion, graduates will be able to identify, critically analyse and creatively solve intellectually complex, specialised professional engineering problems in power system analysis, power system safety and protection, system stability analysis and power quality and mitigation. They will have an in-depth understanding of synthesis and design in specialist bodies of knowledge at the professional engineering level to apply fundamental power system analysis principles and evaluate system stability and quality. You will use skills in established systematic design to source, analyse, synthesise, research, design and communicate projects and information individually or in collaboration with others.

    Graduates will also demonstrate scientific, mathematical, design and international standards perspectives as engineers.

    Program Details

    The program is delivered using a wide range of learning activities such as live webinars, written assignments, and remote laboratories. These experiences aim to get the students interacting via technology-based learning experiences that highlight shared skills and knowledge derived from the many cultural and technical contexts in which the students are working.

    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
    MEE501 Power Generation 3
    MEE509 Transmission and Distribution Systems 3
    MEE512 Power System Safety and Protection 3
    MEE513 Electrical Power System Analysis 3

    • Graduates of this course will be able to identify, critically analyse and creatively solve intellectually complex, specialised professional engineering problems in power system analysis, power system safety and protection, system stability analysis and power quality and mitigation. They will have an in-depth understanding of synthesis and design in specialist bodies of knowledge at the professional engineering level to apply fundamental power system analysis principles and evaluate system stability and quality.
    • Graduates will use skills in established systematic design to source, analyse, synthesise, research, design and communicate projects and information individually or in collaboration with others.
    • Graduates will also demonstrate scientific, mathematical, design and international standards perspectives as engineers.

    Applicants are required to:

    • Hold a recognized bachelor degree (or above) in engineering or science in a congruent field of practice*,
    • Have completed the equivalent of first-year Bachelor level mathematics, or are able to demonstrate recognized relevant work experience.
    • Have 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.

    Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-congruent engineering field are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to the entry requirements (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialisation and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee).

    Applicants who do not hold a recognized bachelor’s degree are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to this qualification. A minimum of an Australian Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) in Engineering and 5 years of technical work experience at a technologist level or above in a relevant engineering field is required for an application to be considered (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) ***

    Please note:

    1. All applicants must have evidence of engineering exposure in their degree and/or work experience
    2. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
    3. Please check the Documentation Guidelines for your application.

    * 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
    • Power engineering
    • Electronic and communication systems
    • Industrial automation
    • Instrumentation and control
    • Mechatronic systems
    • Renewable systems
    • Energy management systems
    • Signal processing

    **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

    *** Applicants who enter and complete this qualification without holding a prior Bachelor’s Degree and go on to complete an EIT Master’s 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.

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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.

    Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

    This course is classified as Level 8 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

    • Students who have a Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering can enhance their ability and knowledge in the electrical field, enabling them to gain and hold employment.
    • Graduates will be able to work in a wide range of power system operation, renewable, electrical safety, energy, power system protection, electrical design, commissioning, consultation, supervision and maintenance industries in mid-career, technical management or senior level role.

    You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week attending live webinars, learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 60 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 70% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program. If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learnt from the webinar to the Learning Support officer. The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

    This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 6 months to complete.

    EIT understands that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

    Applications are open for both our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks prior to the start date to be considered for your desired intake.

    A census date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final. Any withdrawal you make after the study period census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees). See our current census dates.

    Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

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