Master of Professional Engineering (Power) 


To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including:  
(a) 60 credit points of Core units as listed below  
(b) ENGG5217 Practical Experience  
(c) 24 credit points of Foundation units  
(d) 36 credit points of Specialist units  
(e) 12 credit points from Electrical Elective units or Management Elective units  
(f) A minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research Pathway units as detailed below  
(g) Candidates undertaking the Research Pathway, replace 12 credit points of elective units with Research Pathway units 
Unit of study  Credit points  A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition 


Core units 

Year one 

COMP9001 Introduction to Programming 
6  N INFO1110 OR INFO1910 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 OR ENGG1810 

COMP9123 Data Structures and Algorithms 
6  N INFO1105 OR INFO1905 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823 

ELEC9602 Digital Logic 
6  A This unit of study assumes some knowledge of digital data representation and basic computer organisation N ELEC5722 

ELEC9703 Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng 
6  A Basic knowledge of differentiation and integration, and HSC Physics N ELEC5710 OR ELEC1103 OR ELEC2100 

ELEC9103 Simulations and Numerical Solutions in Eng 
6  A ELEC9703. Understanding of the fundamental concepts and building blocks of electrical and electronics circuits and aspects of professional project management, teamwork, and ethics N ELEC5723 OR ELEC2103 OR COSC1001 OR COSC1901 

ELEC9302 Signals and Systems 
6  A Basic knowledge of differentiation and integration, differential equations, and linear algebra N ELEC5721 

ELEC9601 Computer Systems 
6  A HSC Mathematics extension 1 or 2 N ELEC5711 

ELEC9704 Electronic Devices and Circuits 
6  A Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc N ELEC5720 OR ELEC2104 

Year two 

ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt 
6  A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics 

ENGG5204 Engineering Professional Practice 
6  A Competences and experience in engineering obtained during an accepted engineering degree 

Year three 

ENGG5217 Practical Experience 
0  N ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG5205 OR AMME5010 Students should have completed one year of their MPE program before enrolling in this unit. 

Foundation units 

Candidates must complete 24 credit points from the following Foundation units of study.  
ELEC9203 Electricity Networks 
6  A This unit of study assumes a competence in first year mathematics (in particular, the ability to work with complex numbers), in elementary circuit theory and in basic electromagnetics N ELEC3203 OR ELEC5732 

ELEC9204 Power Electronics and Applications 
6  A Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. Fourier theory applied to periodic and nonperiodic signals. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc P ELEC9704 N ELEC5733 

ELEC9206 Electrical Energy Conversion Systems 
6  A ELEC9203. Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with circuit theory, electronic devices, AC power, capacitors and inductors, and electric circuits such as threephase circuits and circuits with switches, the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope and power supply N ELEC5734 

ELEC9304 Control 
6  A Specifically the following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit: familiarity with basic Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus, Physics; solution of linear differential equations, Matrix Theory, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; linear electrical circuits, ideal opamps; continuous linear timeinvariant systems and their time and frequency domain representations, Laplace transform, Fourier transform N ELEC5735 

Specialist units 

Candidates must complete 36 credit points from the following Specialist units of study.  
ELEC5203 Topics in Power Engineering 
6  A Competence with linear algebra, differential calculus, numerical methods and Matlab; basic programming skills (Python or Matlab); familiarity with basic physics  
ELEC5204 Power Systems Analysis and Protection 
6  A (ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732) AND (ELEC3206 OR ELEC9206 OR ELEC5734). The unit assumes basic knowledge of circuits, familiarity with basic mathematics, competence with basic circuit theory and an understanding of three phase systems, transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling and operation of such equipment 

ELEC5205 High Voltage Engineering 
6  A The following previous knowledge is assumed for this unit. Circuit analysis techniques, electricity networks, power system fundamentals 

ELEC5206 Sustainable Energy Systems 
6  A A background in power electronics converters and control theory such as that covered in ELEC3204/9204 and ELEC3304/9304 is assumed 

ELEC5207 Advanced Power Conversion Technologies 
6  A ELEC3204 

ELEC5208 Intelligent Electricity Networks 
6  A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications 

ELEC5211 Power System Dynamics and Control 
6  A ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732. The assumed knowledge for learning this UoS is a deep understanding on circuit analysis and its applications in power system steady state analysis 

ELEC5212 Power System Planning and Markets 
6  A ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732. The assumed knowledge for learning this UoS is power system steady state analysis 

ELEC5213 Engineering Optimisation 
6  A Linear algebra, differential calculus, and numerical methods. Competency at programming in a highlevel language (such as Matlab or Python) 

Electrical Elective units 

Candidates may complete up to 12 credit points from the following Electrical Elective units of study.  
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 
6  A Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network 

ELEC5511 Optical Communication Systems 
6  A (ELEC3405 OR ELEC9405) AND (ELEC3505 OR ELEC9505). Basic knowledge of communications, electronics and photonics 

ELEC5512 Optical Networks 
6  A Knowledge of digital communications, wave propagation, and fundamental optics 

ELEC5514 IoT Wireless Sensing and Networking 
6  A ELEC3305 AND ELEC3506 AND ELEC3607 AND ELEC5508 

ELEC5516 Electrical and Optical Sensor Design 
6  A Math Ext 1, fundamental concepts of signal and systems, fundamental electrical circuit theory and analysis 

ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 
6  A A programming language, basic maths 

ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 
6  A A programming language, basic maths 

Management Elective units 

Candidates may complete up to 12 credit points from the following Management Elective units of study.  
ENGG5203 Quality Engineering and Management 
6  A First degree in Engineering or a related discipline 

PMGT5205 Professional Project Practice 
6  N ENGG5205  
ENGG5214 Management of Technology 
6  A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management 

ENGG5215 International Eng Strategy and Operations 
6  A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management and globalisation 

Project units 

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research units during the final year of study.  
Candidates achieving an average mark of 70% or higher are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.  
Extended Capstone Project candidates take Capstone Project units ELEC5020 and ELEC5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project ELEC5021 and 6 credit points of elective units.  
ELEC5020 Capstone Project A 
6  P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study) 

ELEC5021 Capstone Project B 
6  P ELEC5020 N ELEC5022 OR ELEC5222 OR ELEC5223 

ELEC5022 Capstone Project B Extended 
12  P 24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70 or 96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70 or 48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70 N ELEC5021 OR ELEC5222 OR ELEC5223 

Research Pathway 

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher are eligible for the Research Pathway.  
Research pathway candidates take Dissertation units ELEC5222 and ELEC5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 credit points of elective units.  
ELEC5222 Dissertation A 
12  N ELEC8901 or ENGG5223 or ENGG5222 or ELEC8902 In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator. 

ELEC5223 Dissertation B 
12  P ELEC5222 N ELEC8901 or ELEC8902 or ENGG5222 or ENGG5223 In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator. 

Major Industrial Project 

Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take ELEC5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, ELEC5020/ELEC5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit poitns of Elective units of study  
ELEC5010 Major Industrial Project 
24  P WAM >= 70 in prior semester enrolment N ELEC5020 or ELEC5021 or ELEC5022 or ELEC5222 or ELEC5223 or ENGG5217 

Exchange units 

With approval of the Program Director, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree. 