Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (Online Delivery)

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering provides advanced power engineering knowledge to electrical engineering graduates working within the industry.

The course is delivered by national and international industry experts from the electrical transmission and distribution sector. By studying this course you will acquire a better understanding of the design processes and technical requirements of the industry.

The Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering is offered on a part-time basis, making it perfect for professionals looking to increase or enhance their skills whilst working full-time. The degree is structured for intensive subject module delivery mode, with a combination of face-to-face learning and online materials and support.

This degree

The Electrical Power Engineering course is specifically designed to meet industry needs, by providing structured learning and development and providing knowledge and experience difficult to gain through workplace training programs. The course modules have been selected from areas key to the Australian electricity transmission and distribution industry ensuring you receive up-to-date industry-specific education. The program is focused on current technologies and challenges faced by engineers working in the field of electrical power engineering.

A feature of the course is the integration of presentations from recognised practising industry experts on specialist topics at targeted workshops. These workshops are used to enhance communication and allow field work and contact with content experts.

What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering consists of four subjects from the following: Overhead, Underground, Line Design and Construction, Power Quality, Power System Stability, Electrical Safety, Distribution System Reliability, Renewable and Embedded Generation, High Voltage Engineering, Distribution Network Planning, Electricity Market Structures and Demand Side Integration, Power Systems Earthing, Power System Protection and Communication, and Substation Design.

Course information

Study area

Engineering

Campus

UOW Online Wollongong

Course Code

1189

Duration

1 year part-time

Delivery

Distance

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor of Engineering degree awarded Honours Class 2, Division 11. A recognised qualification in Engineering, such as a diploma, with at least 5-10 years extensive professional experience as a technical officer or equivalent or higher in electrical power engineering discipline may be considered in lieu of the Bachelors degree.

Applicants must also include a CV providing a brief account of their work history to date.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online Wollongong

Distance

$18,072 (2020)

$18,072 (2020)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This program is not available to international applicants.


FEES

This program is not available to international students.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online Wollongong

Distance

$18,768 (2020)

$18,768 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

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-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Autumn

UOW Online Wollongong

Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

2020 Spring

UOW Online Wollongong

Session: 27 July – 19 November 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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 engineering methods with industry standards to solve electrical power engineering problems.
2 Research and synthesise key information, and apply 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

The Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering requires the satisfactory completion of four subjects (24 credit points) chosen 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 6Not available in 2020
ECTE918 High Voltage Engineering 6 2021 (to be confirmed)
ECTE919 Distribution Network Planning 6 Not available in 2020
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 6 2021 (to be confirmed)
ECTE930 Substation Design 6 Autumn 2020
ECTE934 Electrical Safety 6 Not available in 2020
ECTE939 Power Systems Stability 6 TBA
ECTE948 Power System Insulation Coordination 6 Spring 2020

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

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

For many decades, UOW’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences has developed postgraduate coursework degrees to provide professional engineers with further training. Well-designed laboratories, practical implementation of skills and an emphasis on innovation ensure graduates have the skills to meet modern engineering challenges. Coursework programs are flexible with many subjects offered at times convenient to busy engineers in full-time employment.

UOW has a distinguished engineering research reputation, particularly in collaboration with industry, both in Australia and internationally. This concentration of high quality research has ensured that Engineering at UOW is part of the Go8 - Group of Eight Associates, the top research faculties in Australia.