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Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering | 2019

Testamur Title of Degree:

Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



1 year part-time (minimum)

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

Flexible (3 day workshops for each subject) / Distance

Delivery Campus:

Wollongong, UOW Online 


The Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering provides the skills and education specific to the needs of the Australian electricity distribution industry. Taught by nationally recognised industry experts, students gain a better understanding of the design processes and technical requirements for power distribution system engineering. Subjects are taught in 3-day intensives with some additional on-line learning which may suit people who are in full-time employment.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Integrate engineering methods with industry standards to solve electrical power engineering problems.
2 Research and synthesise key information, and apply judgement in electrical power engineering system design and planning.
3 Interpret information and communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to both expert and non-expert audiences.
4 Employ independent learning strategies to update own knowledge in the field of electrical power engineering and keep pace with innovations in engineering techniques, industry trends and standards.

Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering requires the satisfactory completion of four subjects (24 credit points) chosen from the list below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ECTE914 Overhead, Underground Line Design and Construction 6 Not available in 2019
ECTE915 Power Quality 6Spring
ECTE916 Distribution System Reliability 6 Not available in 2019
ECTE917 Renewable and Embedded Generation 6 Autumn
ECTE918 High Voltage Engineering 6 Not available in 2019
ECTE919 Distribution Network Planning 6 Not available in 2019
ECTE920 Electricity Market Structures and Demand Side Integration 6 Not available in 2019
ECTE928 Power System Earthing 6 Spring
ECTE929 Power System Protection and Communication 6 Not available in 2019
ECTE930 Substation Design 6 Not available in 2019
ECTE934 Electrical Safety 6 Autumn
ECTE939 Power Systems Stability 6 Not available in 2019
ECTE948 Power System Insulation Coordination 6 Not available in 2019

Note: Only a limited number of subjects will be offered in any one year.

The program is offered on a part-time basis by attendance at a face-to-face 3-day intensive learning session for each subject and/or completion of online modules.

Other Information

Students who satisfactorily complete the Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering are eligible to apply for entry into the Master of Electrical Power Engineering coursework program. Please contact the Faculty for information on credit arrangements and requirements.

Further information is available at:
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 8 January, 2019