School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The Power and Energy Systems group is actively involved in teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs.


Academics contribute specialist courses in power systems and broad power engineering areas of electrical engineering based specialisations.

  1. ELEC3300 Energy Conversion & Utilisation
  2. ELEC4300 Power Systems Analysis
  3. ELEC4302 Power Systems Protection
  4. ELEC4400 Power Electronics
  5. ELEC4320 Asset Management & Condition Monitoring
  6. ELEC7309 Power System Planning and Reliability
  7. ELEC7310 Electricity Market Operation and Security
  8. ELEC7313 Renewable Energy Integration: Technologies to Technical Challenges
  9. ELEC7051 Transformer Technology Design & Operation

Further information can be obtained from

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API Bursaries

The UQ Power and Energy Systems group is one of the founding university partners of the API’s Undergraduate Bursary Awards Program. This is a collaborative program between the API, universities and industry that has supported hundreds of outstanding power engineering undergraduates during their university course encouraging them to study and pursue subjects to pursue a career in the power engineering industry. For more information click here.

ES Cornwall Scholarships

The UQ Power and Energy group is also proud to fund and manage the ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship, which for more than 55 years has underpinned the early career development of aspiring industry engineers though supporting and mentoring their overseas employment in the electric power industry. $3,500 per month for up to 18 months. For more information click here.

Engineers Australia Queensland Electrical Branch Medal

This is awarded annually to a UQ student with a medal and $500 from the EESA. Recipients are assessed based on GPA, involvement in Power Engineering courses and thesis submission.

UQ Graduate School Postgraduate Scholarships for Higher Degree Research

The UQ Graduate School offers a number of scholarship opportunities that provide financial support for tuition fees, living costs and travel to enable research candidates to focus on their research and achieve the best results. Further details about scholarships can be found here.