Master of Engineering (Electrical Power)
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
In this master degree, you will study advanced topics in electrical power systems, such as the operation and control of modern power systems; renewable and distributed energy generation; and advanced modelling of electrical machines.
Incorporating strong theoretical teaching, experience-based learning and modern facilities, we offer the ideal academic blend for graduates to meet the challenges of modern enterprise. Learning is supported by world-class engineering research and industry experience to help advance your expertise and career opportunities.
If you decide to exit this degree having successfully completed the first semester, you will receive a graduate certificate qualification. If you have successfully completed the first year, you will receive a graduate diploma qualification.
This master degree closely aligns learning to professional practice. You will learn the latest in advanced electrical power engineering theories. You’ll develop skills in engineering research methods and in your final year you’ll use these skills working on a minor thesis.
Our students have worked on industry-related research projects in renewable energy and its storage (such as the design and optimisation of microgrid solutions), and on issues related to the optimisation of electrical power systems (such as the protection, optimum capacity and placement of power factor compensation).
UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide – we offer our students plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience and make industry connections.
We also have very strong research concentrations that provide a dynamic learning and research base for students. All have excellent facilities, with world renowned links and associations.
There are a wide range of career options for highly qualified engineers. You could work in renewable energy systems (wind farms and solar), in power transmission or power distribution, or in support of major consumers of electric energy within the manufacturing industry.
Careers to consider:
You could also continue with a PhD through one of our dynamic research concentrations.
Shakti Singh Shekhawat, Assistant Professor, Geetanjali Institute of Technical Studies
In your first year of study you’ll study specialist electrical power engineering, such as the operation and control of modern power systems and power generation from renewable energy sources.
In second year you’ll take further specialist courses such as renewable and distributed power generation, advanced modelling of electrical machines, and modelling and analysis of power systems.
Key to this degree is the development and application of research methods and skills. These will be invaluable when you begin work on your minor thesis.
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
Our research centres provide a dynamic teaching and research base for students. All have state-of-the-art facilities, with world renowned links and associations. Through your studies you may become involved with the:
Through our research concentrations, we conduct a wide range of research activities, including in:
We have active connections with Australian and international institutions and industry through research and collaboration. Our innovative research projects are funded by Australian and international industry and government bodies and contribute to the global progress of science and technology.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|Renewable Energy Systems UG||EEET 3050||4.5|
|Power System Analysis||EEET 4057||4.5|
|Engineering Research Practice||EEET 5004||4.5||Rule(s): 3|
|ELECTIVE COURSES (select 22.5 units)||Rule(s): 1|
|Electrical Power specialisation courses|
|Design and Integration of Renewable Energy Systems||EEET 4072||4.5|
|Operation and Control of Modern Power Systems||EEET 4074||4.5|
|Power Electronics and Drives||EEET 3016||4.5|
|Learning in the Workplace Project||EDUC 4192||9||Rule(s): 2|
|Electrical Engineering courses|
|Autonomous Mechatronic Systems||EEET 4070||4.5|
|Linear Electronic Circuits||EEET 3049||4.5|
|Advanced Control||EEET 4071||4.5|
|Principles of Test and Evaluation N||EEET 5047||4.5|
|Energy and Society||MENG 5005||4.5|
|Select one of:|
|Engineering Economic Analysis||MFET 5011||4.5|
|Engineering Management||EEET 5132||4.5|
|Renewable and Distributed Power Generation||EEET 5012||4.5|
|Advanced Electrical Machines||EEET 5009||4.5|
|Advanced Power System Modelling and Analysis||EEET 5146||4.5|
|Engineering Minor Thesis 1||EEET 5121||9|
|Engineering Minor Thesis 2||EEET 5122||9|
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As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.
Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.