In a nutshell
Build practical skills and advanced knowledge to help in powering our world for a sustainable future with this Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Renewable Energy) Honours course from Edith Cowan University.
Designed for students seeking to start a career in electrical engineering, this qualification offers the essential skills, knowledge and experience required to generate and manage electrical power, with a particular focus on renewable sources of energy.
Grounded in a basis of mechanics, maths, dynamics and engineering design, this course offers specialised study in the manufacturing, programming and design of energy sources. You’ll study an extensive range of renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal power, and the integration of these energy sources into hybrid energy supply and distribution networks.
With a focus on building industry-relevant skills, this course offers opportunities for teamwork, practical experience and leadership work. You’ll graduate with strong skills in analysis, critical thinking, project management and leadership, and graduate with a broad skillset that will help you succeed in the exciting and changing field of electrical engineering.
This qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia and is recognised nationally. If you’re looking for a career in engineering and want to make a difference in your work, this qualification is your next step.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative ATAR of 82 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and special admissions requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
Special Admissions Requirements: All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Method ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
- Introduction to engineering
- Electrical engineering 1A
- Mathematics 1
- Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
- Engineering mechanics
- Mathematics 2
- Materials and manufacturing 1
- Electrical engineering 1B
- Instrumentation and measurement
- Fluid mechanics
- Engineering innovation and ethics
- Engineering systems
- Sustainability and renewable energy
- Engineering dynamics
- Signals and systems
- Analog electronics
- Renewable energy conversions 1
- Programming fundamentals
- Control systems
- Power electronics
- Power systems 1
- Electrical machines and transformers
- Engineering practicum
- Renewable energy conversions 2
- Power systems 2
- Environmental engineering 1
- Project development
- Engineering honours thesis 1
- Engineering management
- Industrial control
- Engineering project
- Engineering honours thesis 2
- Environmental and process risk management
- Microprocessor systems
- Principles of industrial maintenance
- Wireless communication
- Real-time embedded systems
- Propagation and antennas
- Electronic circuit design
- Digital signal processing
- Telecommunication networks
- Robotics 1
- Communication systems 2
- Multivariate calculus
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.