Master of Engineering (Electrical Power)

University Of South Australia

Program Overview

In this master degree, you will study advanced topics in electrical power systems, such as the operation and control of modern power systems; renewable and distributed energy generation; and advanced modelling of electrical machines.

Incorporating strong theoretical teaching, experience-based learning and modern facilities, we offer the ideal academic blend for graduates to meet the challenges of modern enterprise. Learning is supported by world-class engineering research and industry experience to help advance your expertise and career opportunities.

Graduate career-ready by completing the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program and gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through a range of engagement activities such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, networking and events.

If, for any reason you cannot continue your study and you decide to exit this degree having successfully completed the first semester, you may be eligible to receive a graduate certificate qualification. If you have successfully completed the first year, you may be eligible to receive a graduate diploma qualification.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 38,800



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In your first year of study you’ll study specialist electrical power engineering, such as the operation and control of modern power systems and power generation from renewable energy sources.

In second year you’ll take further specialist courses such as renewable and distributed power generation, advanced modelling of electrical machines, and modelling and analysis of power systems.

Key to this degree is the development and application of research methods and skills. These will be invaluable when you begin work on your minor thesis.

Our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout your degree in real-world settings.

Degree structure


  • Power System Fundamentals
  • Operation and Control of Modern Power Systems
  • Advanced Control and Signal Processing
  • Research Data Analysis
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Energy and Society
  • Integrated Industrial Actuation


  • Engineering Masters Industrial Experience
  • Advanced Power System Modelling and Analysis
  • Masters Research Theory and Practice
  • Renewable and Distributed Power Generation
  • Advanced Electrical Machines
  • Masters Research Project

Applicants would normally have completed a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering or other relevant discipline.

English language entry requirements

In addition to meeting academic entry requirements, international students who speak English as a second or additional language must also meet the University's English language entry requirements. The minimum language requirements for this program are:

English language test

  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]


AUD$ 38,800 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

There are a wide range of career options for highly qualified engineers. You could work in renewable energy systems (wind farms and solar), in power transmission or power distribution, or in support of major consumers of electric energy within the manufacturing industry.

Careers to consider:

  • energy researcher: designing, researching, improving and discovering clean energy technologies and renewable energy sources; analysing energy needs, and planning renewable, accessible, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions
  • engineering operations manager: supervising and leading teams of engineers, scientists and technicians who work on projects; overseeing production and quality control; directing operations, testing and maintenance; planning and scheduling, client consulting, budgetary responsibilities
  • renewable energy research and development: improving the capabilities of current energy technologies or developing new technological innovations; analysing problems, identifying solutions, using research methods to apply and test solutions, documenting and presenting solutions
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