Online – Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)

Course Overview

MEE

This master’s degree 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.

At a glance

Duration
  • 24 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
Fees
Location
  • Online
Intakes
4 Jan 2021, 28 Jun 2021
Course Type
  • Masters

Program Details

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.

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 Project Thesis, the capstone of the program, requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, as it reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the previous units. As a significant research component of the program, this project will facilitate research, critical evaluation, and the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, enabling you to critique current professional practice in the electrical engineering industry.

You must complete 48 credit points comprising twelve core units and one capstone thesis. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years, and we deliver units over four terms per year, so you will take two units per term. There will be a short break between years.

Year One

Term Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Term 1 MEE501 Power Generation 3
Term 1 MEE502 Underground Power System Design 3
Term 2 MEE503 Overhead Line and System Design 3
Term 2 MEE504 Insulation Coordination and Substation Earth Grid Design 3
Term 3 MEE505 Substation Automation 3
Term 3 MXX507 Professional Engineering Management 3
Term 4 MEE507  Environmental Issues and Sustainability 3
Term 4 MEE508 Electrical Safety – Earthing/Grounding 3

Year Two

Term Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Term 1 MEE602  Transient Analysis and Stability 3
Term 1 MEE601 Power System Analysis and Operation 3
Term 2 MXX501/601  Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods 3
Term 2 MEE603 Power System Quality and Harmonics 3
Terms 3 & 4 ME700 Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms – equivalent to 4 units) 12

Additional Mandatory Units

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BXX001* Hands-on Workshop 1 0
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 1) or 4) 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 Graduate Diploma level, they will need to re-enroll in the program and relinquish the Graduate Diploma testamur.

Rules of Progression

You can only attempt the Project Thesis once you have successfully completed all other units. 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 program.

The ‘500’ level units are designed at the Australian Qualifications Framework level eight (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge from each unit allows you to be able to investigate challenging problems, analyse and synthesize complex solutions, and communicate your solutions and ideas.

This will enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at the Australian Qualifications Framework level nine (master’s degree). All this knowledge is brought together as you tackle complex application problems in your 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 the 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.

Work-Integrated Learning

EIT’s Master of Engineering programs require students to undertake 240 hours of paid or unpaid professional work-integrated learning.  This can incorporate paid or unpaid internships, site visits, contributing to industry projects, and networking activities.

In undertaking an internship, students will interact with employees and become exposed to organizational policy and culture. You will familiarise yourself with organizational communication procedures, a variety of engineering disciplines, and obtain insight and practical aptitude in projects from the planning phase to completion.

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 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
  • Electronic and Communication System
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Instrumentation, Control, and Automation
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Manufacturing and Management Systems
  • Industrial Automation
  • Production 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.

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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 master’s degree is accredited by Engineers Australia under the Washington Accord. It is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.

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

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
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Building
  • Electric vehicles
  • Power generation & distribution
  • Renewable and energy storage systems

Our master’s degrees take two years to complete. We deliver our online master’s degrees on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 20 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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