Learn about the design, deployment and maintenance of the infrastructure needed to generate and distribute electricity. You’ll focus on computer-based measurement and control and the computing technologies used to operate modern industrial plants.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Keeping the world connected in a digital age depends on a reliable and efficient power supply, with increasing emphasis on computing technologies to monitor and control energy distribution.
You’ll explore power systems and their components and learn how to effectively design and plan smart power systems to increase reliability and stability of power supply. You’ll also learn about the effects of distributed generation such as rooftop photovoltaic, energy storage, and demand response on power delivery networks and cover advanced concepts associated with the planning and operation of power systems.
Learn about the use and application of computing technologies in the operation of modern industrial plants, manufacturing processes and material processing industries, with a focus on computer-based measurement and control. You’ll understand how to design, commission and test complex industrial control systems and have the opportunity to design, commission and test small-scale systems (including programming, networking and interfacing to instruments).
7 reasons to study a Master of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering at Murdoch
- The 2019 Good Universities Guide has ranked Murdoch first in Australia for teaching quality and overall experience for engineering and first in Western Australia for graduate salary, learning resources, student support and full-time employment for engineering.
- Study on your own terms with flexible full or part-time study.
- Learn from industry experts who have research expertise in instrumentation and control engineering, industrial computer systems engineering, renewable and electrical power engineering.
- Benefit from hands-on learning by exploring state-of-the art technologies, including programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory control, and data acquisition systems (SCADA) as used by industry.
- Make use of our $10.1 million Bayer Pilot Plant - a full-scale engineering plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.
- Gain the hands-on experience and apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout your course through an engineering master’s project of industrial significance to prepare you for a successful career.
- Take advantage of our scholarships such as the Murdoch University Academic Excellence Award.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- power transmission and distribution networks
- smart power systems design and planning
- advanced power electronics
- continuous and discrete time systems
- industrial computer systems design.
This course will prepare you for a range of career opportunities designing, maintaining and deploying the infrastructure needed to generate and distribute electricity around the world using both traditional and renewable energy sources. Providing the platform for a career in energy supply, mining and processing, communications, electronics and computer systems, information technology, manufacturing, medical and defence-related industries.
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
- Control Systems Engineer
- Systems Assurance Engineer
- Functional Safety Engineer
- Asset Maintenance and Planning.
This course can be used to meet the continuing professional education requirements of engineers in the areas of electrical power and industrial computer systems engineering.
- 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.
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Some units in this course are offered in a flexible delivery mode, allowing candidates to complete some of their studies at home or at their workplace.
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.
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