Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)

Engineering Institute of Technology
Program overview
24 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
02 January 2024

24 June 2024
Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)

About this program

Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)

The Online Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems), developed by electrical and renewable energy experts, will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to address the demands of the modern power industry. You will learn how to design the components of a power system including generation, transmission, distribution and the associated systems. The program will also cover the automation, protection and control components that contribute to the high level of reliability expected from modern power systems.

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Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into this program, we require applicants to hold:

  1. A recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  2. An EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree* in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  3. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent) that is recognized under the Washington Accord or by Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee; OR
  4. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this program; AND
  5. An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0***), or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy; AND
  6. Evidence of mathematical competence by means of completion of courses/units which include:
  • Complex Numbers,
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) and Series,
  • Multivariable Calculus, and
  • Linear Algebra

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Program content

Year one

  • Power Generation
  • Transmission and Distribution Systems
  • Electric Power System Analysis
  • Power Conversion
  • System Stability Analysis
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Power System Safety and Protection

Year Two

  • Substation Design and Automation
  • Power Quality and Mitigation
  • Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods
  • Smart Grids
  • Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms – equivalent to 4 units)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Program delivery

Our master’s degrees take two years to complete. We deliver our online master’s degrees on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.


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Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sound fundamental understanding of the scientific and engineering principles and apply underpinning natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences to solve problems in electrical systems engineering.
  2. Apply in-depth as well as broad understanding of the relevant specialist body of knowledge within the electrical systems engineering discipline including: fundamental power generation and power system design principles; evaluation power system safety and protection; assessing smart grids; power stability and operational analysis; substation automation and systematic project management.
  3. Reflect critically on a broad body of engineering knowledge to plan and execute an electrical systems engineering research based project, with awareness to knowledge development and research direction within the engineering discipline.
  4. Draw on the knowledge of engineering design practice and understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the electrical systems engineering discipline.
  5. Apply systematic approaches, design processes and established engineering methods, tools, techniques and resources, underpinned by hazard and risk framework considerations to conduct and manage electrical systems engineering projects.
  6. Communicate effectively technical ideas, design concepts or research results to a diverse audience.
  7. Ability to recognise and pro-actively engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning, as well as develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems.
  8. Demonstrate professional use and management of information.
  9. Apply discipline and professional knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, adaptability and responsibility as a professional engineer.
  10. Ability to work as a member of a cross disciplinary team in a manner consistent with ethical and professional standards.

Career paths

Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

  • Electrical and electronics system design
  • Instrumentation, control systems & automation
  • Oil & gas
  • Systems engineering
  • Communication systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Building
  • Electric vehicles
  • Power generation & distribution
  • Renewable and energy storage systems

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Engineering Institute of Technology

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is an Australian college dedicated to engineering education and training, with 4000+ students based nationally and internationally. Established in 1995, and known for its innovative approach to online learning, EIT now also has a...

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1031 Wellington Street
6005 West Perth

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