Edith Cowan University ECU

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power) Honours

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Electrical power engineering is a well-established engineering discipline encompassing electrical power generation, transmission and distribution. The course provides broad coverage across a range of core electrical and electronic subjects, leading to more in-depth studies of power systems including generation, transmission and protection, as well as power electronics, electromechanical systems, industrial control, and renewable energy. The program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, team work and project development. As a result, as well as having multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, graduates will gain strong analytical skills, and have the ability to lead complex projects. The course provides a sound basis in mechanics, dynamics, mathematics, and the principles of engineering design in the first two years of study, along with a broad basis in engineering science including materials and manufacturing, computer aided design, programming principles, and analogue and digital electronics. In the final two years of study, a range of specialist electrical power engineering topics are covered to prepare students to enter their chosen profession with relevant knowledge and skills. The first year of this course includes a set of eight units that are common across all engineering honours courses. This allows students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the various engineering disciplines on offer and the flexibility, if desired, to switch to another engineering discipline/course without penalty after the first year of study.


Total Credit Points 450


  • ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering
  • ENS1115 Materials and Manufacturing 1
  • ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design
  • MAT1250 Mathematics 1
  • ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics
  • ENS1180 Introduction to Energy and Resource Engineering
  • ENS1253 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
  • MAT1251 Mathematics 2
  • ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement
  • ENS2456 Digital Electronics
  • ENS3551 Electrical Networks
  • ENS2120 Engineering Systems
  • CSP2151 Programming Fundamentals
  • ENS2160 Thermodynamics
  • ENS3553 Signals and Systems
  • ENS2457 Analog Electronics
  • ENS5360 Power Electronics
  • ENS2159 Engineering Innovation and Ethics
  • ENS5253 Control Systems
  • ENS3554 Data Communications and Computer Networks
  • ENS5191 Electrical Engineering Design
  • ENS3206 Power Systems 1
  • ENS5230 Electrical Machines and Transformers
  • ENS5240 Industrial Control
  • ENS5111 Engineering Practicum
  • ENS5361 Power Systems 2
  • ENS3555 Communication Systems 1
  • ENS4152 Project Development
  • ENS5145 Engineering Honours Thesis 1
  • Elective Unit
  • ENS5543 Engineering Management
  • ENS5445 Sustainability and Renewable Energy
  • ENS4253 Engineering Project
  • ENS5146 Engineering Honours Thesis 2
  • Elective Unit
  • ENS2257 Microprocessor Systems
  • ENS2170 Principles of Industrial Maintenance
  • ENM3218 Fluid Mechanics
  • ENS3556 Wireless Communication
  • ENS3237 Railway Electrical, Control and Signalling Systems
  • ENS5204 Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • ENS5447 Propagation and Antennas
  • ENS5130 Advanced Industrial Control
  • ENS5251 Digital Signal Processing
  • ENS5444 Telecommunication Networks
  • ENS5442 Robotics 1
  • ENS5542 Communication Systems 2
  • MAT3486 Multivariate Calculus
  • ENS5562 Renewable Energy Conversions 1

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Diploma or equivalent
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Successfully completed 0.5 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course or
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup International: $155,800
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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