Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Electrical Systems)

Course Duration
  • 12 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 24 June 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma
Course Fees

Course Overview

This graduate diploma course is designed for engineers with a background in electrical, electronics, instrumentation & control, or industrial computer systems engineering, who seek to advance their career and to build on their current engineering specialization.

This program is offered standalone or as an exit point after the first year of the two-year master’s degree.

What will I learn/gain:

  • Skills and knowledge in the latest developing technologies in electrical systems
  • Practical guidance from electrical experts from around the world
  •  Global networking contacts in academia and industry
  •  Improved career options
  • You will examine the dominant technologies in power generation, distribution and transmission.
  • You will learn how to conduct effective power systems analysis, consider issues in smart energy conversion, and be able to apply an accurate power system dynamic model for system stability.
  •  You will investigate wind and solar energy as examples of centralized and distributed renewable power sources as well as the effects of renewable integration on classic power issues.
  • You will refine your business knowledge and communication skills and add technical knowledge necessary to lead engineering teams and execute complex solutions
  • You will engage in a detailed review of earthing/grounding, system protection and safety.

Not sure if this is the right course for you? Please check out other Postgraduate Engineering Study Options at EIT.

Program Details

The rapid development of the renewable field has led to a shortage of fully skilled electrical engineers who are competent in both classic power system operation and renewable system integration. The Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Electrical Systems) is designed in consultation with industry and addresses the issues associated with emerging technologies in electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution systems. The program offers eight core units to provide knowledge, skills and professional competencies required for this industry.

The program is delivered on a part-time intensive basis over 4 terms, each of 12 weeks.

Term Unit Code Unit Title  Credit Points
Term 1 MEE501 Power Generation 3
Term 1 MEE509 Transmission and Distribution Systems 3
Term 2 MEE513 Electric Power System Analysis 3
Term 2 MEE510 Power Conversion 3
Term 3 MEE514 System Stability Analysis 3
Term 3 MXX507 Professional Engineering Management 3
Term 4 MEE511 Renewable Energy Systems 3
Term 4 MEE512 Power System Safety and Protection 3

To gain entry into this program, we require applicants to hold:

  1. A recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  2. An EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree* in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  3. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent) that is recognized under the Washington Accord or by Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee; OR
  4. 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; AND
  5. 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 twelve-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which six 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 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
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Electronic and Communication System
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Instrumentation, Control, and Automation
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Manufacturing and Management Systems
  • Industrial Automation
  • Production Engineering
  • Renewable Systems and Signal Processing
  • Power 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.

Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Please check the Documentation Guidelines for your application.

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Payment Methods

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Dr Yuanyuan Fan (Course Coordinator, Electrical)
Dr Arti Siddhpura (RPL Coordinator)
Dr. Hadi Harb (Research engineer, with experience in the development and management of Artificial Intelligence and Audio Signal Processing projects)
Dr. Munira Batool (Online Lecturer, Unit Coordinator and Postgraduate Research Supervisor, Electrical)
Dr. Imtiaz Madni (Experienced engineer in electrical and the energy industry)
Dr. Hossein Tafti (Research fellow at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia)
Dr. Ehsan Gatavi
Dr. Sasan Gholami
Dr. Taskin Jamal
Dr. Naser Hash


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 Diploma 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).

This course may use the following software:

  • ETAP
  • PowerWorld
  • SPICE software
  • PSCAD v5
  • PowerFactory
  • HOMER Pro
  • RETScreen Expert

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided. Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here


Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

  • Electric Utility Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Energy Manage Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Electrical & Control Engineer
  • Electrical Designer
  • Renewable System Engineer
  • Grid Connection Engineer

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 12 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.

You must submit your application at least four weeks before 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.

Hear from our students

  The delivery methodology and the information available in the e-library can’t be beaten. The other important aspect of online education is recorded lectures. You can review the tutorial and lessons on repeat when you need to understand the concept.  
M Masemola, South Africa
  What I liked most about the course and EIT is the flexibility is offered regarding education. It gave me the opportunity to study and work full-time.  
C Groenewald, South Africa
  I enjoyed interacting with students all around the world, and seeing how the principles I have learned applies to them as well.  
S Zeelie, South Africa
  My line of work requires me travel quite often. I could not attend every class due to my remote locations, but still I could recap and stay on top of the study material thanks to the recordings. Also, all the Instructors were world class.  
P Pretorius, South Africa

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