Master of Engineering Practice (Power Systems Engineering)
Accelerate your career
If you are an Engineering Technologist and have more than 5 years industry experience under your belt, then USQ’s Master of Engineering Practice (Power Systems Engineering) will give you the necessary qualification to be eligible for Professional Engineer registration with Engineers Australia.
Right from the beginning you will be able to use the knowledge and skills you have already gained in the workplace to complete your first year core units. Through self-assessment and workplace portfolios you will demonstrate how you may already meet Engineers Australia’s competencies and identify the technical courses you will need to complete in order to graduate. Available to study through distance education, the Master of Engineering Practice allows you to get a step ahead without having to step back from your work or life commitments.
You will build upon your prior knowledge in Power Systems Engineering with advanced studies in areas such as electrical technology and electricity supply systems. Your capstone course will see you working in USQ’s state-of-the-art laboratories on advanced electrical and electronic equipment not always available in the workplace.
The program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Engineer level.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.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.
This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. The dates and location of the mandatory residential schools are available from the Residential School Schedule or please contact us for more information.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 23855|
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.
- Australian university three year Bachelor degree in engineering science or engineering technology in the relevant specialisation area, or equivalent.
- A minimum of five years' relevant professional work experience.
- Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; citizen of New Zealand or holder of a 457 visa with a duration of at least three years.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Friday 23 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.