Energy Systems - ELECIS8338

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Electrical Eng and Telecommunications

Contact: School

Program: 8338 - Engineering Science


Master of Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

Energy systems engineering is undergoing a renaissance due to the introduction of smart grids (intelligent power supply systems), the growing need to interface renewable energy generation sources with the conventional electricity grid, and the increasing use of electric motors in everything from smartphones to hybrid cars to satellites.

As with all streams under the Master of Engineering Science, the Energy Systems specialisation is underpinned by the attainment of disciplinary and advanced disciplinary knowledge, and the undertaking of an enquiry-based learning component. This stream offers a broad range of theoretical- and applications-based electives within the discipline of energy and power systems engineering, including smart-grids, power electronics for renewable energy engineering, power system analysis and protection, high voltage engineering, power systems planning and economics, and electrical safety. Such a choice allows students the gain a depth and breadth of knowledge across several themes.

The stream provides a solid postgraduate program for electrical engineers wishing to upgrade their skills or further their knowledge.


Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average.*

*NOTE: The minimum average required for entry is as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. For entry details (particularly for South Asian students) please click here.

Stream Structure

Disciplinary Courses: 24-30 UOC

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Advanced Disciplinary Courses: 24-30 UOC

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Research-related Courses: 18 UoC


Students may substitute:
for GSOE9010 Eng PG Coursework Res Skills if they have advanced standing for their undergraduate research project.

Electives: 24 UOC

At least 6 UoC to be chosen from theEngineering & Technical Management (ETM) course list.

The remainder of electives may be chosen from disciplinary or advanced disciplinary courses from this specialisation, or another specialisation within the Master of Engineering Science program with approval from the stream authority.

Exemptions or Advanced Standing

Exemptions and advanced standing rules for the stream follow the program rules. A student may apply for exemptions. Students with a four year honours degree (for example in Electrical Engineering) may obtain a maximum of 48 UOC of exemptions. Full details are noted on the program handbook page.

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