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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Power Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Power Engineering (BENH)
CRICOS: 079519E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Be a part of the future of power engineering and gain the experience to work in major corporations with USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Power Engineering).
  • Study while you work, either online or on-campus, and have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.
  • Apply your knowledge through practical work experience and final year research project, allowing you to use the skills you’ve gained on a project you’re passionate about. Previous students have produced projects in the fields of a smart grid for future electricity distribution, micro-grids, energy storage the development of test equipment for the capture of generator transient data and VSD impact on LV power system and motors.
  • You have an opportunity to increase your knowledge further and combine your major studies in Power Engineering with a four-unit minor in Management, Data Management, or Geographic Information Systems.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia as a Graduate Professional Engineer. After gaining experience working in your field in industry, you can apply for Stage 1 Professional Engineer (MIEAust), and after this for chartered status as a Professional Engineer (CPEng); and with extensive career experience Executive Engineer (ExecEng) accreditation. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in the countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.

When you become an experienced MIEAust, you can apply for RPEQ or other Australian State legislated registration schemes, or as a chartered professional engineer be similarly accredited (RPEQ etc.) and apply for Australian National Engineering Registration.

Career outcomes

  • You will be prepared to take on the challenges of modern power engineering with practical experience working with transformers, transmission lines and rotating machines. You can apply your skills to companies in the mining, coal seam gas and electronic industries as an Electrical Power Engineer in the fields of electricity supply, distribution and protection, generation, transportation and solar and renewable industries.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent 

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
Major courses 21
8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value) 
Total 32

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
Major courses 17
1 x 4-unit minor 4
8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value)
Total 32

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Professional experience

As part of your degree you will need to complete a minimum of 60 days of professional experience. However, many USQ students are already employed in industries relevant to their studies and may be able to write up their existing work experience to meet this requirement. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.

Residential schools

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses.

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree it is mandatory you attend on-campus for professional practice based and technical residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face practicals and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Residential schools are one week long intensive sessions held periodically across a program of study, and provided free to students to complete the practical requirements of their program.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 079519E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
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