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Our Power Engineering programs are aimed at the safe, reliable and sustainable generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy. As a UniSQ student, you will have access to state of the art laboratories such as the Metering and Protection Laboratory, the Energy Systems Laboratory and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Laboratory.  

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What is power engineering?
Power engineering is the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy.
Why study power engineering?
You will be prepared to take on the challenges of modern power engineering with practical experience working with transformers, transmission lines and rotating machines. The job skills apply to companies in the mining, coal seam gas and electronic industries as an electrical power engineer in electricity supply, distribution and protection, generation, transportation and solar and renewable industries.
What can I do with a degree in power engineering?

Studying a power engineering degree or course with UniSQ will combine practical skills, invaluable industry networking opportunities and engaging study for a learning experience like no other. Depending on your needs, you can study our undergraduate or postgraduate engineering degrees online or in person.

Studying power engineering at UniSQ will enable you to work with industry-experienced professionals and gain the necessary experience to work in major corporations. Learn practical skills working on projects you’re passionate about, whether developing a smart grid for future electricity distribution or microgrids. After gaining work experience, you can apply for stage 1 Professional Engineer (MIEAust), followed by chartered status as a Professional Engineer (CPEng), and with extensive career experience, the Executive Engineer (ExecEng) accreditation.

Your roles could include:

  • Circuits Engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical controls engineer
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical project engineer
  • Instrumentation and electrical (I&E) reliability engineer
  • Power systems engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Test engineer.
What options are available for studying power engineering?

A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Power Engineering) provides you with the flexibility to study while you work. As a graduate of this program, you can apply for a graduate membership with Engineers Australia as a graduate professional engineer.

A Graduate Certificate of Professional Engineering (Power Engineering) is ideal if you have a three-year engineering degree and wish to extend your knowledge in power engineering. You will study the advanced level of power systems, including power generation, distribution and transmission.

If you have completed a three-year Australian engineering degree (or recognised International degree) and have no work experience, the Master of Professional Engineering (Power Engineering) provides a pathway to becoming a professional power engineer.

What are the pathways to entry?
At UniSQ, if you dont meet the entry requirements to your chosen power engineering degree, we have other options and pathways available to you. Whether you are an international students from a non-English speaking background, you haven’t studied in sometime, or meet the entry requirements for a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma as a stepping stone to further study, we have several pathway program options available.
Is a power engineering degree right for me?

At UniSQ, we offer a range of specialisations within the power engineering field. Choose the area that interests you most.

  • An electrical and electronic engineering degree will provide you with hands-on experience with the equipment used in telecommunications, instrumentation and control, industrial automation, electricity generation, renewable energy and biomedical applications.
  • Undertaking a mechanical and mechatronic engineering degree will enable you to master mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronic engineering skills essential to your future professional career.
  • Whether you want to specialise in transport systems, design large structures like bridges, tunnels or buildings, or project manage complex infrastructure projects, a civil engineering degree will focus on infrastructure design, planning, development, construction and maintenance.

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