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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Gain a leadership role in the internationally growing sectors of power engineering and energy.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MC235, 079937J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$39,360 per year / $78,720 total

About this course

This course prepares you for a leadership role in the internationally fast-growing sectors of power engineering and energy. You'll focus on technical areas of electrical engineering, including:

  • renewable energy
  • power electronic converter systems
  • high-voltage and protection systems
  • power transmission and distribution
  • building services
  • industry control and automation

You'll gain leading-edge knowledge and skills in power engineering with effective business skills in communication, teamwork and management.

The sectors of smart grid technology and renewable energy are experiencing rapid growth. As a result, the field of power engineering has a strong employment market, offering a range of opportunities to electrical engineers. This coures is suitable for both electrical engineering graduates looking for specialist knowledge in the latest power engineering technologies, and graduates from other disciplines seeking a career change.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering or Network Engineering with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0.

Applicants who have a successfully completed a relevant degree (as above) with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4, will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.


Successful completion of an Australian postgraduate qualification (or international equivalent) in a related discipline (as above).


Applicants without any relevant prior qualification will be considered if they have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience.

If you wish to have industry or employment experience assessed as part of meeting the entry requirements you will need to provide a detailed CV/resume listing previous positions, dates of employment and position responsibilities; a statement from your employer confirming these details (or contact details of employer so RMIT can seek confirmation); and evidence of any relevant professional development undertaken.

International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Some applicants may be eligible for exemptions. Approved exemptions may change the duration of their study in the program.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

With an increasing focus on renewable energy, electrical engineers are in a position to be part of the transformation of the Australian power industry from traditional fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

You may work in the electrical supply industry where your knowledge of transformers, motors and generators is needed across all areas of operations.

RMIT graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including:

  • Ausnet Services
  • Jemena
  • Middleton Group
  • Snowy Hydro
  • United Energy
  • Wilson Transformer Company

Public transport providers also need electrical engineers to develop and maintain the systems that keep trains running and signals operating. With a push to modernise railway infrastructure, engineers are in demand. Within the manufacturing industry robots and automation have become essential elements, and electrical engineers are now called on to design and develop the next-generation control systems that enable this.