Gain the skills you need to develop reliable, efficient and sustainable power systems for the next generation. Learn about the design, deployment and maintenance of the infrastructure needed to generate and distribute electricity around the world.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
As the demand for sustainable technology increases, electrical power engineers are expected to play an increasingly important role in our society’s future.
In this course you’ll explore power systems, including power generators and motors, power electronics, transmission and distribution systems, and power systems operation. You’ll learn how to effectively design and plan smart power systems to increase the reliability and stability of power supply, and develop models for an interconnected power system to analyse different fault conditions.
A final honours year is embedded in this degree, meaning you’ll be able to apply everything you learn in your first three years of study.
If you’re unable to gain entry into this course, you can apply for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and transfer across to this major at the end of your first year of study.
5 reasons to study Electrical Power Engineering at Murdoch
- Five-star rating for overall experience, student support, teaching quality and median graduate starting salary for engineering and technology.*
*Source: Good Universities Guide 2020.
- Make use of our $10.1 million Bayer Pilot Plant – a real world engineering plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.
- Gain 480 hours of real work experience as part of your degree.
- Travel overseas to create positive change through our Engineers Without Borders Program.
- Access great scholarships like the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship Program and Murdoch First Scholarship.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- electrical and electronic circuits
- power transmission and distribution networks
- power systems protection, control and safety
- smart power systems design and planning
- engineering, finance, management and law.
Customise your course
Customise your course with a second major or combined degree. Adding a second major or combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some combinations we recommend:
- Industrial Computer Systems Engineering
- Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Renewable Energy Engineering.
Your future career
Graduating with a major in Electrical Power Engineering will open the doors to a wide range of career opportunities across the engineering and power industry sectors.
Careers could include:
- Electrical Engineer
- Electrical Power Systems Operator and Designer
- Electrical Power Systems Planner and Analyst
- High Voltage (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) Engineer
- Energy Systems Designer.
Our Engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia. As a graduate, you can become a graduate member of Engineers Australia. You could become a Full Chartered Professional Engineer after a further three-to-five years of engineering work experience.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
All students will undertake at least 500 hours of approved work experience, plus complete a report outlining the experience gained, in order to complete the requirements of the degree. This work experience must be in a suitable engineering-related area and be approved by the Engineering Academic Chair.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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