Undergraduate major

Electrical Power Engineering

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.

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Murdoch code

BH-POWR

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

80

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Work experience

Gain over 450 hours of real-world experience as part of your engineering degree.

Five-star rating

For overall experience, student support, teaching quality and median graduate starting salary for engineering and technology. 1

Get hands-on experience

Learn in our Bayer Pilot Plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.

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Overview

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.

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.

Professional recognition

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.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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