Power Engineering Major

Overview

The Power Engineering major has been designed in consultation with key industrial partners, and is complemented with real-world project work. The projects offered include the protection of industrial and power plants, as well as transmission and distribution networks. Your study will be completed in the areas of power systems, control, energy systems and management.

Power engineers plan, design, construct, operate and maintain power systems and equipment. This is the infrastructure that generates, transports and distributes electricity, the heartbeat of modern society. As a graduate with a specialisation in power, you may pursue a career with major corporations and government departments involved with providing and using electrical power, or conduct research on developing alternative power sources such as solar and wind energy.

This major best aligns with the Electrical stream.

Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Power Engineering Major

Unit of study table

Complete a minimum of 24 credit points of units of study, comprising:
Complete all 18 credit points of:
ELEC3204
Power Electronics and Applications
6    A 1. Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. 2. Fourier theory applied to periodic and non-periodic signals. 3. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. 4. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. 5. Basic electric circuit theory and analysis
P ELEC2104
Semester 1
ELEC3304
Control
6    A Specifically the following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit: familiarity with basic Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus, Physics; solution of linear differential equations, Matrix Theory, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; linear electrical circuits, ideal op-amps; continuous linear time-invariant systems and their time and frequency domain representations, Laplace transform, Fourier transform.
P ELEC2302 AND (MATH2061 OR MATH2067 OR MATH2021 OR MATH2961 OR AMME2000)
N AMME3500
Semester 2
ELEC5204
Power Systems Analysis and Protection
6    A The unit assumes basic knowledge of circuits, familiarity with basic mathematics, competence with basic circuit theory and an understanding of three phase systems, transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling and operation of such equipment.
P (ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732) AND (ELEC3206 OR ELEC9206 OR ELEC5734)
Semester 1
Complete a minimum of 6 credit points from:
ELEC5205
High Voltage Engineering
6    A The following previous knowledge is assumed for this unit. Circuit analysis techniques, electricity networks, power system fundamentals.
P (ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732) AND (ELEC3206 OR ELEC9206 OR ELEC5734)
Semester 2
ELEC5211
Power System Dynamics and Control
6    A The pre-required knowledge for learning this UoS is a deep understanding on circuit analysis and its applications in power system steady state analysis.
P ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732
Semester 1
ELEC5212
Power System Planning and Markets
6    A The pre-required knowledge for learning this UoS is power system steady state analysis
P ELEC3203 or ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732
Semester 2