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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(48 m) 4 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 5,754
Course Miscellanous Fees:

Placing

Area:
Miri
Location of Study:
Sarawak
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Curtin University

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering)

  Institution: Curtin University

Field Of Study:
Engineering
Level Of Study:
Undergraduate
Course Subject:
Course Intake:

Introduction

Electrical Engineering is the branch of engineering that is concerned with the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power. A new field in Electrical Engineering is the application of electronics to large power devices. The study of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy are features of the Electrical Engineering course at Curtin. There is hardly any aspect of our modern civilisation that is not dependent upon electrical energy. We use this for heating, cooling, lighting, transportation, manufacturing and production, minerals processing to name just a few areas of application. Electrical power engineering considers these applications of electrical energy, together with its generation, transmission and distribution, as well as the harnessing of sources of renewable and sustainable energy.

Course Description

The course requires four years of full-time study. Curtin has a common first year for all its engineering students which builds their range of basic science skills and knowledge, with particular emphasis on physics, chemistry and mathematics. Students then undertake a year of study in common with those in Computer Systems and Electronic and Communication Engineering. They have the flexibility to change between these courses until the beginning of third year. Before graduating, students are required to obtain 12 weeks engineering work experience and a senior first aid certificate. Honours are awarded to graduates based upon their performance during the four years of the course.

ETAP Enterprise Solution Electrical Software tools are being used in our Power Lab, this will give all students enrolled in Electrical Power Engineering courses the opportunity to develop real-world skills with the best cutting edge Power Analysis Software Tools worldwide.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  • Apply the theory of electrical power engineering within the engineering design method, whilst remaining cognizant of electrical power operational issues and principles of life extension;
  • Define a problem and apply creative thinking to the formulation of a solution; verify and implement the solution;
  • Access information, evaluate and organize information relevant to electrical power engineering;
  • Document electrical power  information to meet technical and legal requirements; communicate concepts and technical information to lay and professional personnel in written, oral and electronic forms;
  • Use appropriate tools to design, analyse and verify environmentally responsive electrical power systems and their components;
  • Recognise that the electrical power industry changes rapidly, and maintain currency via a spirit of inquiry and relevant further study;
  • Apply international standards, practices and conventions appropriate to electrical power engineering;
  • Function effectively within a typical multidisciplinary and multi-cultural engineering design team as a team member, manager or team leader, recognizing individual human rights;
  • Commit to and behave in accordance with the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers, and adhere to the principles of contract management and risk management.

Program Objectives (PO)

  • Graduates apply the knowledge and principles of electrical power engineering and use appropriate technology for the betterment of society.
  • Graduates recognise international and national issues with regards to electrical power engineering and work within industry and professional standard.
  • Graduates solve problems by thinking critically, creatively and reflectively and communicate solutions in an effective manner.
  • Graduates practice lifelong learning by learning new technologies and contributing to the advancement of the electrical power engineering field.
  • Graduates perform excellently and ethically in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can expect to find employment with electricity supply authorities, machine manufacturers and other large-scale users of electrical energy such as mining companies. Since the final year of the course is oriented towards industrial applications, graduates have good employment opportunities.

Course Entry Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of the University, applicants should have completed Physics and Mathematics, including Calculus at school leaving level. Students with a Diploma or equivalent in Electrical Engineering will be granted exemption from certain units of the course.

Course Structure

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
12706 v.3 Electrical Circuits 203 4.0 25.0
308768 v.1 Foundations of Digital Design 201 5.0 25.0
313670 v.1 Engineering Programming 210 4.0 25.0
314204 v.1 Mathematics 290 5.0 25.0
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
12711 v.5 Electromagnetic and Electromechanical Energy Conversion 200 5.0 25.0
308780 v.1 Signal and Systems 202 5.0 25.0
308781 v.1 Electronic Fundamentals 202 5.0 25.0
313690 v.1 Microcomputers 204 4.0 25.0
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
12831 v.4 Power System Analysis 301 5.0 25.0
300786 v.3 Renewable Energy Principles 301 5.0 25.0
308798 v.1 Control Systems 301 4.0 25.0
SELECT 1 OPTION 25.0
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
11500 v.4 Electrical Machines and Stability 300 4.0 25.0
12835 v.3 Power Electronics 304 5.0 25.0
308784 v.2 Power System Protection 302 5.0 25.0
310683 v.1 Engineering Management 302 4.0 25.0
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
12838 v.4 Engineering Project 401 10.0 25.0
308785 v.1 Power Electronics and Drives 401 5.0 25.0
313672 v.2 Legal Framework and Sustainability in Electrical Engineering 400 4.0 25.0
SELECT 1 OPTION 25.0
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
12844 v.5 Engineering Project 402 5.0 25.0
301302 v.4 Electric Power Transmission and Distribution 402 3.0 25.0
308787 v.1 Instrumentation and Control 402 5.0 25.0
SELECT 1 OPTION 25.0
OPTIONAL UNITS TO SELECT FROM IN YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 HRS/WK CREDIT
12855 v.4 Embedded Systems Engineering 301 4.0 25.0
313689 v.1 Engineering Electromagnetics 310 10.0 25.0
OPTIONAL UNITS TO SELECT FROM IN YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 HRS/WK CREDIT
12856 v.3 Microprocessors 401 4.0 25.0
302915 v.3 Electrical Utility Engineering 404 2.5 25.0
OPTIONAL UNITS TO SELECT FROM IN YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 HRS/WK CREDIT
12834 v.4 Digital Signal Processing 304 5.0 25.0
12861 v.4 Renewable Energy Systems 402 5.0 25.0
313673 v.1 Introduction of Smart Grid Control 410 3.0 25.0

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