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SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RENEWAblE ENERGy ElECTRICAl POWER SySTEMS MASTER OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE Course Code 304254 With
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RENEWAblE ENERGy ElECTRICAl POWER SySTEMS MASTER OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE Course Code 304254 With

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

RENEWAblE ENERGy ElECTRICAl POWER SySTEMS

MASTER OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Course Code 304254

With the recent focus on climate change and a growing demand for renewable energy sources, there has never been a better time to update your qualifications in renewable energy power systems and move into this growing industry.

This course provides advanced training in renewable energy engineering for graduates in electrical engineering or in a closely related field. The program encompasses the power conditioning aspects of major renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar photovoltaic and small hydro. Alternative energy sources such as hydrogen fuel cells are also evaluated. The course covers power electronics and grid integration, distribution, protection, storage and utilisation of renewable energy systems. It also addresses financial and economic constraints.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to study the practical aspects of renewable energy, micro grid and smart grid technologies through a unique, state-of-the- art teaching and research laboratory, the ‘Green Electric Energy Park’, which will be commissioned and operational by

2012. This facility will also familiarise you with cutting-edge renewable energy technologies and how they can be used in different applications. The combination of teaching and hands-on facilities provides you with the tools, techniques and opportunity to design, analyse, simulate and implement stand-alone and grid-connected renewable or hybrid energy systems on both small and large scales.

Career opportunities

This degree adds to the skills gained in an appropriate undergraduate degree, enhancing your ability to further your career and employment opportunities. In particular, graduates automatically complete some of the modules required to become accredited by the Clean Energy Council of Australia as a designer or installer of renewable energy systems. This is an industry accreditation system widely recognised and valued by renewable energy companies.

Employment opportunities are continually increasing for our graduates. Major utilities like Western Power and Horizon Power are steadily increasing their interest in and commitment to renewable energy sources, and large companies in the resources and manufacturing sectors are acting to reduce their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas outputs, to improve their triple bottom line.

Make tomorrow better.

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Very remote communities and businesses are also in need of flexible, tailored off-grid power solutions. Graduates also find employment in consultancy firms in Australia and around the world, and are in an ideal position to start their own renewable energy based companies.

entry requirements

A bachelor degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field from a recognised university or equivalent, preferably with at least one year of work experience.

duration

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Two intakes are offered each year in February and July.

LoCation: bentley

Course CriCos Code: 042178D

Course struCture

year 1 semester 1

Electrical Engineering Project 695

Renewable Energy Principles 603

optional units to select from in year 1 semester 1 - Choose 2

Power System Analysis 603

Power Electronics 603

Electrical Utility Engineering 623

Eco-Efficiency 603

Cleaner Production Tools 603

Engineering Investment and Analysis 660

year 1 semester 2

Electrical Engineering Project 696

Renewable Energy Systems 604

optional units to select from in year 1 semester 2 - Choose 2

Electrical Utility Engineering 634

Electric Power Transmission and Distribution 604

Power Electronics 604

Electrical Machines and Stability 604

GRADUATE PROFIlE

tunKu niZar

lecturer, Malaysian university

GRADUATE PROFIlE tunKu niZar lecturer, Malaysian university As part of my employment, I was selected as

As part of my employment, I was selected as a pioneer to complete a renewable energy course. It was a good course - the subjects were relevant, the assignments related to real world applications, and the lecturers were very helpful and experts in their area. I increased my knowledge of the renewable energy sector, and in addition to this, I was able to observe the implementation of solar and wind energy systems in Australia, especially in Western Australia. This really increased my interest and desire to become directly involved in renewable energy applications, and I hope to eventually become an expert in the area - especially in solar and wind power systems.

reaL worLd praCtiCe

Students enrolled in the Renewable Energy Electrical Power Systems program will also have access to the state-of- the-art Green Electricity Energy Park (GEEP) due to be completed in 2012. This hands-on laboratory facility is unique in Western Australia. With the establishment of GEEP, industry interest is increasing and will lead to greater involvement with the program, particularly through providing industry-relevant projects.

domestiC students

Australian citizens, Humanitarian Visa Holders, Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens are eligible for Commonwealth supported places in this Master program. Australian citizens are also eligible for HECS-HElP enabling them to defer their payments to their Tax File Number or receive 20% discount on any amounts over $500 if they choose to pay the fees upfront.

internationaL students

International students studying in Australia on a student visa can only study full-time and there are also specific entry requirements that must be met. Please refer to www.international.curtin.edu.au or phone +61 8 9266 7331 for further information, as some information contained in this publication may not be applicable to international students.

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