Start date
February
July

Duration
4 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
LHIF

Prerequisites
SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge
SACE Stage 2 Physics
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Fees
2022: AUD$ 35,900 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6]
  • IELTS reading [6]
  • IELTS writing [6]
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International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
081810F

Snapshot

Snapshot

This fast-tracked program of study offers an accelerated pathway to a master level qualification that provides you with an advanced level of knowledge in the specialised field of electrical engineering.

Electrical engineers are needed wherever electrically powered tools, devices or systems need to be designed, manufactured or maintained. These systems include those that generate, transmit or distribute electrical energy; that acquire, process or deliver information; or, automate processes and deliver services.

As an electrical engineering student, you will have access to industry standard facilities, with UniSA ranked No.1 in SA for campus facilities in engineering¹. Facilities include the newly refurbished Power System Laboratory, Digital Electronics Laboratory, Electronics Innovation Laboratory and the Mechatronics Laboratory.

By combining your undergraduate studies in electrical and electronic engineering majoring in power engineering, with a Master of Engineering (Electrical Power), you will further develop your skills with advanced topics in electrical power systems, such as the operation and control of modern power systems, renewable and distributed energy distribution, and advanced modelling of electrical machines.

Our connections with industry will see you gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program, including placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits and networking events.

 

¹ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Learning Resources Indicator (Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

 

What you'll learn

What you Learn

Your undergraduate degree will start with building a strong foundation in engineering, including computer programming, applied mathematics and physics. As yours studies progress, you will learn about analog electronics, digital electronics, software development, embedded systems, computer networking, electrical machines, signal processing, and control systems.

A significant portion of your honours year will then involve a major project supported by industry clients, or based in a research centre such as the Scarce Resources and Circular Economy concentration.

Your power engineering major will provide learning in subject areas such as power system fundamentals, renewable energy systems, power electronics, operation and control of modern power systems and industrial automation systems in preparation for your postgraduate studies where you will study advanced electrical power engineering.

The development and application of research methods and skills are central to the degree and will be vital to the completion of your master thesis.

The UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program will allow you to apply the skills and knowledge attained throughout your studies in real-world settings.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1 MATH 1063 4.5
Engineering Materials RENG 1005 4.5
Programming Concepts COMP 1045 4.5
Sustainable Engineering Practice ENGG 1003 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2 MATH 1064 4.5
Engineering Mechanics MENG 1012 4.5
Electrical and Electronic Systems EEET 1027 4.5
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 3 MATH 2028 4.5
Electrical Circuit Analysis EEET 1003 4.5
Data Communications Technologies EEET 3025 4.5
Design Management for Engineers ENGG 3006 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Digital Logic Fundamentals EEET 1026 4.5
Analogue Devices and Circuits EEET 2018 4.5
Signals and Systems EEET 3041 4.5
Project Management for Engineers ENGG 2004 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Microcontroller Interfacing and Applications EEET 2045 4.5
Electrical Machines EEET 3032 4.5
Control Systems EEET 3046 4.5
Power System Fundamentals EEET 4057 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Digital Communications EEET 3028 4.5
Embedded System Design EEET 3048 4.5
Industrial Automation Systems EEET 3044 4.5
Renewable Energy Systems EEET 3050 4.5
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Industrial Experience MENG 3007 0 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 1,2
Engineering Capstone Experience A ENGG 4007 4.5
Engineering Honours Project A ENGG 4009 4.5
Power Electronics EEET 3016 4.5
Operation and Control of Modern Power Systems EEET 4074 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Engineering Capstone Experience B ENGG 4008 4.5 Note(s): 1
Engineering Honours Project B ENGG 4010 4.5 Note(s): 1
Digital Signal Processing EEET 4058 4.5
Design and Integration of Renewable Energy Systems EEET 4072 4.5

Study hours

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, as well as to contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). 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.

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

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.

Global opportunities

Honours

This is a four-year, professional degree with honours. The honours component includes a minimum of one year of advanced studies in research and professional practice. You will receive First Class, Second Class or Third Class Honours, depending on your performance.

You will graduate with industry experience and connections, and a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree. Your honours year is designed to prepare you for future leadership roles in electrical and electronic engineering.

Why Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) (Pathway to Master of Engineering (Electrical Power))

Why this Degree

This fast-track to master program enables you to commence a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) and secure a place in the Master of Engineering (Electrical Power) to be completed in five years of study instead of the typical six years, with the program granting you one year of advanced standing.

Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, your undergraduate degree will equip you with advanced practical skills and theoretical understanding of power systems, renewable energy, analog electronics, digital electronics, computer programming, embedded systems, telecommunications, signal processing, automation and control.  You will have access to industry standard facilities and enjoy significant opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through the 450+ hours of the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program.

Progression to the master degree will see your learning supported by world-class engineering research, with UniSA rated well above world-class for research in engineering¹. Teaching the latest in advanced electrical power engineering theories and aligned closely with professional practice, the program offers valuable opportunities for industry-related research projects.

¹2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

 

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide to ensure our degrees remain relevant and connected to industry. All undergraduate engineering students at UniSA participate in the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program, giving you the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience and make industry connections.

Industry work placements and internships enhance the employability skills of our graduates, with many gaining employment through work placements or internships.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Career outcomes

Your career

To be a successful electrical and electronic engineer, you should be a good problem solver, show a passion for understanding science, mathematics and technologies, and applying your knowledge to the betterment of the quality of lives. You could consider pursuing a career as an electrical design engineer, electronics engineer, computer / embedded system engineer, power system engineer, telecommunications engineer, control system engineer, systems engineer, engineering consultant or as an entrepreneur using initiative, commercial acumen and broad ranging business skills to develop or transform a product or service.

With the combination of the bachelor and master program there are additional career options for highly qualified electrical 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:

  • energy researcher: designing, researching, improving and discovering clean energy technologies and renewable energy sources; analysing energy needs, and planning renewable, accessible, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions
  • engineering operations manager: supervising and leading teams of engineers, scientists and technicians who work on projects; overseeing production and quality control; directing operations, testing and maintenance; planning and scheduling, client consulting, budgetary responsibilities
  • renewable energy research and development: improving the capabilities of current energy technologies or developing new technological innovations; analysing problems, identifying solutions, using research methods to apply and test solutions, documenting and presenting solutions

You could also continue with a PhD through one of our dynamic research concentrations.

 

How to apply

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.

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

As a UniSA student, 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 and laboratories, as well as spaces 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. You will also gainaccess to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, business, law and psychology. 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 also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal 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.

Student services

Student services

Our international student services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access a full range of support services, including:

  • career advice and mentoring
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • accommodation services 
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies, and can offer help with the English language too. When you become a UniSA student, you can also contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and more.

24/7 digital environment

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.

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Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

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