24 months
35200 AUD/year
28400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Throughout the Power Engineering program from the University of Southern Queensland  there is an emphasis on practical experience with hands-on laboratory sessions and 60 days industry experience, preparing you thoroughly for the engineering profession. 


  • If you want to become a Professional Power Engineer, and have an Australian 3 year engineering Power Engineering program from the University of Southern Queensland (or recognised equivalent international degree) but no work experience, the Master of Engineering Science (Power Engineering) will provide a pathway.

  • You will complete a research project and dissertation applying all your formal knowledge to a real world problem. Whether this is smart grids, microgrids, energy storage systems, for future electricity distribution or the capture of solar energy, your project will provide insight to the profession of a Power Engineer.
  • The research project and dissertation can also be a stepping stone to further research degrees, such as PhD.

Career outcomes  

  • With the highly practical knowledge and skills you gained in the design, construction and management of power generation, there will be a wide range of career opportunities available to you including mining, transportation, manufacturing, energy distribution operators and power stations.
  • Power Engineers are also at the forefront of alternative power sources and energy storage systems, along with solar and wind energy.


The Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia (which fast-tracks migration skills stage 1 assessment for international students considering migration).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Professional Skills in Engineering
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Advanced Engineering Project Management
  • Engineering Simulations and Computations
  • Engineering Research Methods 
  • Computer Systems and Communications Protocols 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply throughout the year and for courses that start in three different semesters
  • Apply early, to make sure you secure a place


16 alternative credits



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 067689G 

  • Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent
  • Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a non-related specialisation, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28400 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Commonwealth supported: AUD 8021
  • International Online: AUD 35200

Living costs for Toowoomba

1200 - 2000 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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