Electric Power Engineering

Electric Power Engineering

Electric Power Engineering is a sub-discipline of Electrical Engineering that deals with everything from electric power generation, distribution, and transmission, right through to energy management, electricity markets, renewable energy, electric vehicles, etc. – pretty much anything and everything to do with ‘electric energy’. Electric Power Engineers are professionals that are highly sought after globally, with opportunities for just about everyone.

How to become an Electric Power Engineer

You can study towards becoming an Electric Power Engineer by enrolling in a four year professional engineering degree, a Bachelor of Engineering  with Honours (BE(Hons)) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at the University of Canterbury –  one of the leading electric power engineering programmes in the Southern Hemisphere! Students can later specialise in Electric Power Engineering courses in their final year and undertake a major project in their field of interest. Study is also offered at the Masters and PhD level.

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UC’s BE(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is aimed at establishing a sound foundation in core subjects such as circuits and signals, electronics and devices, electrical systems, computer systems, and materials in electrical engineering.

Subjects to take at school in preparation for a degree in BE(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and a future career as an Electric Power Engineer:

  • NCEA Level 3 Physics
  • NCEA Level 3 Maths with Calculus


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