Duration: 
0.5 years full time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
In person
Start date:
21 February 2022
Application due dates:
Direct applications are due on 13 February 2022 for our next intake which starts on 21 February 2022.

Overview

Advance your skills and knowledge to succeed in the power engineering industry, with a Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering at Victoria University.

This course prepares you for a career in power engineering. You will learn about:

  • upgrading electricity grids to 21st century standards by incorporating power engineering with the latest digital communications systems and information technology areas (including sensors, electronics, controls and wireless devices)
  • the integration of specialist engineering knowledge in various contemporary and emerging professional contexts
  • designing and implementing sustainable practices to solve electrical power engineering problems under new and uncertain professional practice scenarios
  • articulating complex ideas and procedures to both expert and non-expert audiences
  • applying ongoing and independent learning strategies to keep up to date with the rapid pace of innovations in the field of electrical power engineering.

You will graduate ready to work in different engineering areas, such as smart-grid design, electricity supply work and communications infrastructure.

Following the overwhelming success of the revolutionary VU Block Model with undergraduate students, we have rolled out the Block Model to our postgraduate courses.

This course is delivered in eight-week mode, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you to build strong professional networks.

The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.

AT VU, you’ll graduate job ready because work-integrated learning is embedded into every unit.

During this course you will work on project-based assessments that reflect real industry problems. You’ll also learn directly from people who have industry experience and continue to have close industry contacts in power engineering.

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Careers in power engineering

Graduates of this course will be able to apply for engineering and management positions across government authorities, private industry consulting firms or major engineering companies, in roles such as:

  • system analysis and planning
  • research and development
  • design and procurement
  • project implementation and management
  • testing and commissioning
  • asset management
  • plant and system operation
  • maintenance management
  • market operation and management.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering students will be required to complete: 

  • 48 credit points of the Power stream

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate technical competence in the integration of specialist engineering knowledge in various contemporary and emerging professional contexts;  
  2. Design and implement sustainable practices to solve Electrical Power Engineering problems under new and uncertain professional practice scenarios;  
  3. Articulate complex ideas and procedures to both expert and non-expert audiences; and  
  4. Apply ongoing and independent learning strategies to keep up to date with the rapid pace of innovations in the field of Electrical Power Engineering.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), Full-fee

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants without an undergraduate qualification may be admitted based on approved work experience.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you can receive toward Victoria University higher education courses based on your previous studies.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course chair or academic adviser.

Additional information

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
PLUS
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

How to apply

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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Apply direct to VU

Direct applications are due on 13 February 2022 for our next intake which starts on 21 February 2022.

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