2020 Postgraduate Courses

Master of Electrical Power Engineering | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Electrical Power Engineering



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Total Credit Points:



1.5 years part-time (minimum)

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

Distance (with optional 1 day face-to-face workshops)

Delivery Campus:

UOW Online Wollongong



The Master of Electrical Power Engineering provides the skills and education specific to the needs of the Australian electricity distribution industry. Taught by nationally recognised industry experts, students gain a better understanding of the design processes and technical requirements for power distribution system engineering. Subjects are delivered online with an optional one day face-to-face workshop for each subject, which may suit people who are in full-time employment.

It is possible to exit the program on successful completion of 24 credit points of study and be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Integrate specialist engineering methods with industry standards to solve complex electrical power engineering problems
2 Research and synthesise key information, and apply expert judgement in electrical power engineering system design and planning.
3 Interpret information and communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to both expert and non-expert audiences.
4 Employ independent learning strategies to update own knowledge in the field of electrical power engineering and keep pace with innovations in engineering techniques, industry trends and standards.

Course Structure

Students must complete 48 credit points of coursework subjects. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (1189) cannot retake the same subjects and must complete a unique set of subjects totaling of 48 credit points in the Masters program.  

The program is offered on a part-time basis by offered online. The program also offers an optional one day face-to-face workshop for each online subject.  

Students must select their requisite number of subjects from the list below: 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ECTE914 Overhead, Underground Line Design and Construction 6 Spring 2020
ECTE915 Power Quality 6Not available in 2020
ECTE916 Distribution System Reliability 6 2021 (to be confirmed)
ECTE917 Renewable and Embedded Generation 6 Not available in 2020
ECTE918 High Voltage Engineering 6 2021 (to be confirmed)
ECTE919 Distribution Network Planning 6 2021 (to be confirmed)
ECTE920 Electricity Market Structures and Demand Side Integration 6 Autumn 2020
ECTE928 Power System Earthing 6 Not available in 2020
ECTE929 Power System Protection and Communication 62021 (to be confirmed)
ECTE930 Substation Design 6 Autumn 2020
ECTE934 Electrical Safety 6 Not available in 2020
ECTE939 Power Systems Stability 6TBA
ECTE948 Power System Insulation Coordination 6 Spring 2020

Please note that the subject availability information displayed may change prior to the commencement of each session/year. 

Other Information

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Electrical Power Engineering may wish to apply for entry to the Master of Electrical Power Engineering, consisting of 48 credit points of subjects that they have not already completed previously in the Graduate Certificate degree.

For further information please email: eis@uow.edu.au or Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 10 January, 2020