Master of Electrical Power Engineering

Course summary

The Master of 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 Master of 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.

What you will study

The course consists of a coursework program of eight 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




Course Code



2 years part-time (minimum)


Distance, Flexible


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.


A recognised Bachelor of Engineering degree specialising in Electrical Engineering awarded with Honours Class 2, Division 11; or a Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering.

Other tertiary qualifications, together with relevant professional experience over a period of at least two years, may also be considered.

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








$16,872 (2018)

$33,744 (2018)

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.


This program is not available to international applicants.

Admission 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 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

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



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



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 auditionor 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).



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



International students All other students.



All students



L/N: Low numbers (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)


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 2017

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



L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates




2018 Autumn


Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2018
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

2018 Spring


Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Applications Close

29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

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 demonstrate:

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 mandatory attendance at a face-to-face 3 day intensive learning session for each subject and/or online modules.

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 Not available in 2018
ECTE915 Power Quality 6 Not available in 2018
ECTE916 Distribution System Reliability 6 Not available in 2018
ECTE917 Renewable and Embedded Generation 6 Not available in 2018
ECTE918 High Voltage Engineering 6 Autumn
ECTE919 Distribution Network Planning 6 Spring
ECTE920 Electricity Market Structures and Demand Side Integration 6 Not available in 2018
ECTE928 Power System Earthing 6 Not available in 2018
ECTE929 Power System Protection and Communication 6 Autumn
ECTE930 Substation Design 6 Not available in 2018
ECTE934 Electrical Safety 6 Not available in 2018
ECTE939 Power Systems Stability 6 Spring
ECTE948 Power System Insulation Coordination 6 Not available in 2018

Note: Only a limited number of subjects will be offered in any one 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.