Master of Engineering Technology (Renewable and Electrical Power Systems)

*Subject to University approval

What to expect


The course covers key areas of electrical circuits, signals and systems, energy conversion, power electronics, power systems, electrical power distribution and protection system, control systems and renewable energy.  It also links to areas covering sensors, artificial perception, and Internet of Things (IoT) in smart energy systems. You will also undertake an independent piece of research in the last year of your course.

The course has a strong focus on research and project-based learning, where you will be able to apply the concepts learned into application and use.

This unique course will help you make your mark, not only in Australia, but also globally, where automation, IoT, smart grid and renewable energy are a key focus of industries and countries worldwide

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Power Electronics
  • Power System Analysis
  • Sensors and Artificial Perception
  • Engineering Project Management
Semester 2
  • Principles of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Advanced Control Systems Engineering
  • Research and Quantitative Methods
  • IoT in Smart Energy Systems

Year 2

Semester 1
  • Electrical Power Distribution Engineering
  • Micro-grid and Energy Storage Systems
  • Advanced Engineering Project 1
Semester 2
  • Power Electronics Applications to Renewable Energy Systems
  • Electrical Demand Forecasting and Management
  • Advanced Engineering Project 2

Career opportunities

Professional engineer specialising in the fields of:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Grid management
  • Power systems engineering

Further study options

PhD studies

Professional recognition

Designed to meet the requirements of provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

The finer details

Duration: 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Location: Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application: Direct

Year 12 entry: No

Entry requirements

You'll need to have completed a recognised 3- or 4-year degree in a relevant area with a credit average.

Additional information for international students

Download our international engineering program brochure (pdf,1.3MB).