• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Gain the skills you need to develop reliable, efficient and sustainable power systems for the next generation. Learn about the design, deployment and maintenance of the infrastructure needed to generate and distribute electricity around the world. The Electrical Power Engineering program is offered by Murdoch University.
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As the demand for sustainable technology increases, electrical power engineers are expected to play an increasingly important role in our society’s future.

In the Electrical Power Engineering program at Murdoch University, you’ll explore power systems, including power generators and motors, power electronics, transmission and distribution systems, and power systems operation. 

You’ll learn how to effectively design and plan smart power systems to increase the reliability and stability of power supply, and develop models for an interconnected power system to analyse different fault conditions.

A final honours year is embedded in this degree, meaning you’ll be able to apply everything you learn in your first three years of study.

Your future career

Graduating with a major in Electrical Power Engineering will open the doors to a wide range of career opportunities across the engineering and power industry sectors.

Careers could include:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Power Systems Operator and Designer
  • Electrical Power Systems Planner and Analyst
  • High Voltage (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) Engineer
  • Energy Systems Designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transitioning into Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Design Concepts in Engineering
  • Energy, Mass and Flow
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Principles of Process Engineering
  • Calculus and Matrix Algebra

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 030196A

  • GCE A Levels:
  • Minimum of 7 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher
    • International Baccalaureate :(IB) Diploma
    Total score of 27 or higher
    • Minimum Selection Rank (WA/ACT/NSW/NT/SA/TAS/VIC):

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33459 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33459 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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