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2012 Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy and Power Systems(N5B)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum .5 yrs, Maximum 2 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

School of Engineering (03) 6226 2135 or Professor Michael Negnevitsky (03) 6226 7613 or email


Renewable energy systems and the reliability of power systems have become an increasing concern for power systems utilities. As a consequence, in the recent years, there has been a strong demand for qualified power system engineers who can handle the new challenges in power systems. This program is designed to accelerate development and understanding of renewable energy and power system engineering. It will provide participants with the skills and state of the art technology to meet industry competencies. The program is a one-year course, full time, or 2 years part-time.

Admission & Prerequisites

The standard admission requirement is a bachelor degree in electrical engineering or a degree or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent. Students without the stated prerequisites but who have relevant professional experience and/or training approved by the Associate Dean (T&L) and the course coordinator, may apply.

Course Objectives

The Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy and Power Systems is designed to meet the needs of the engineers who have prior knowledge or some experience on distribution, transmission and generating utilities and are seeking to improve their knowledge or accelerate their experience. The course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge identified to meet industry competencies.

The key objectives of the course will be:

  • providing coverage of power system generation, transmission and distribution, with the essential
    methods for power system analyses and modelling;
  • enabling participants to understand the design, planning, and operation of power systems;
    providing an understanding of the conventional and sustainable energy resources and their operation and control methods; and
  • provide participants with knowledge and skills needed for continued learning and education in the
    power systems and renewable energy fields.

Career Outcomes

With the recent growth in power system industry, there has been a substantial employer demand for people with education and training in power systems and renewable energy integration. Manufacturing industries, mining sectors and power generation, transmission and distribution companies are among the employers continually seeking skilful power system engineers.

Articulation to/from Course

Engineering Degree
Graduate Diploma in Renewable Energy and Power Systems

Professional Recognition

Engineers Australia (IEAust) and Australian Power Institute (API).

Miscellaneous Information

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