A large number of postgraduate research students are engaged in electrical power engineering research at UOW. Their work is essential to the operation of the evolving electrical power system and hence brings benefits to the wider community.
The key research being conducted by UOW students includes:
- Power quality
- Power system reliability
- Renewable energy
- Distributed generation
- Electric vehicles
- Fault current lmiters
- Energy storage
- Energy efficiency
In 2011 UOW launched a modular Masters and a Graduate Certificate course work program in electrical power engineering directly targeted towards addressing the industry needs for specialised knowledge. To date, this course has been extremely well supported by industry and attended by industry professionals.
Dr Tim Browne
Dr Tim Browne
Director and Principal Consultant, Qualis Power
The University of Wollongong offered a formidable reputation for power engineering expertise, and did not disappoint. Being able to learn from and work with noted experts in the field, who are particularly focussed on real-world problems experienced in industry, was an attractive selling point for UOW. Material from my postgraduate thesis has been, and continues to be, directly relevant to a number of consulting engagements. Power industry clients, both within Australia and internationally, have experienced and recognised the value in the broad and deep knowledge of power quality built up and passed on by UOW's experts.