Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Power Engineering)
Gain relevant experience
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.
With current course content, 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 and distribution, generation, transportation and solar and renewable industries.
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, the development of test equipment for the capture of generator transient data and VSD impact on LV power system and motors.
Expand your field of study
You have an opportunity to increase your knowledge further and combine your major studies in Power Engineering with a four-unit minor in Management or Geographic Information Systems.
When you graduate with your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you will be eligible to apply for membership with Engineers Australia as a graduate Professional Engineer. With the experience you will gain from working in the field, you may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in those countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.Residential schools
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 21 x major courses
|plus 8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value)
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 8917|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 21570|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent
- Recommended study: Year 12 Physics (4SA)
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.