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Power Engineering


The major in power engineering builds on foundations in physics, mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering principles. The main focus is in the areas of power systems, power electronics, control engineering, energy systems and management. Power engineers plan, analyse, design, simulate, construct, operate, optimize and maintain power systems and power electronics. The power system infrastructure includes power generation, transmission, distribution, and conversion that evolves into the heartbeat of modern society.


About this major

Graduate opportunities

As a power engineering graduate, you may pursue a career with industrial corporations and government departments involved with providing, converting, controlling, managing, and using electrical power, or conduct research on developing new technology for utilizing alternative power sources such as solar and wind energy.

Career pathways
Units of study in this major

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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