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Electrical Power Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering) - BEng(Curtin) - 313594

Science and Engineering

There is a growing need for supplying our population with affordable, environmentally responsible power. Electricity provides the energy for many things, from heating and lighting to transportation, manufacturing and communications.

Studying electrical energy systems can open up a wide range of career options.

What the course involves

In your first year you will completed the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice. After completing this common year you can select to major in electrical power engineering.

You will study power generation and distribution, electrical machines, electronics and power quality as well as renewable sources, alternative fuel systems and future energy infrastructures.

In your final year of study, you will undertake a major research or design project.

You will need to complete at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience during the summer breaks in order to graduate from electrical power engineering.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:


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Professional recognition

Graduates fulfill the stage 1 competencies required by Engineers Australia (EAust) as the pathway to chartered-engineer status (CPEng).

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 600

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 2 Semester 1
Electrical Circuits 203 4.0 25.0
Engineering Programming 210 5.0 25.0
Foundations of Digital Design 201 5.0 25.0
Mathematics 290 5.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Electromagnetic and Electromechanical Energy Conversion 200 5.0 25.0
Electronic Fundamentals 202 5.0 25.0
Microcomputers 204 5.0 25.0
Signal and Systems 202 5.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
Control Systems 301 5.0 25.0
Power System Analysis 301 5.0 25.0
Renewable Energy Principles 301 5.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
Electrical Machines and Stability 300 4.0 25.0
Engineering Management 302 4.0 25.0
Power Electronics 304 5.0 25.0
Power System Protection 302 4.5 25.0
Year 4 Semester 1
Engineering Project 401 10.0 25.0
Legal Framework and Sustainability in Electrical Engineering 400 3.0 25.0
Power Electronics and Drives 401 5.0 25.0
Year 4 Semester 2
Electric Power Transmission and Distribution 402 5.0 25.0
Engineering Project 402 10.0 25.0
Instrumentation and Control 402 6.0 25.0
Optional units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 3 Semester 1
Embedded Systems Engineering 301 4.0 25.0
Engineering Electromagnetics 310 6.0 25.0
Year 4 Semester 1
Electrical Utility Engineering 404 3.0 25.0
Microprocessors 401 4.0 25.0
Year 4 Semester 2
Digital Signal Processing 304 6.0 25.0
Introduction of Smart Grid Control 410 3.0 25.0
Renewable Energy Systems 402 4.5 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 80
STAT entry*: Not accepted. May be used to meet English competence requirements.
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

  • At least three of the following four: Mathematics 3C/3D, Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B
  • At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

Desirable WACE courses:

Engineering Studies 3A/3B, Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D

Other requirements:

For occupational health and safety reasons you must be able to identify the difference between various colours.

Where:

Bentley or Sarawak
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

 

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2013 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 9
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India/Pakistan 77%
Sri Lanka 10

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics (including Calculus), Physics and Chemistry.

Where:

Bentley or Sarawak
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2013:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 9
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India/Pakistan 77%
Sri Lanka 10

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics (including Calculus), Physics and Chemistry.

Where:

Bentley or Sarawak
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800
Indicative year 1 fee $30,800
Total indicative course fee $137,600
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.


This page was last updated on 14 February 2011

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