Power Engineering explores power distribution and use. You will learn about different forms of power, specialised systems such as renewable energy, and how power is created.
- Practical courses learning about distributing power, building electrical devices, and testing system safety.
- Projects studying, creating, and testing electrical systems like electric go-karts.
- Field trips and research projects through UC’s Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre).
Power Engineering minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, complete the following courses:
- ENEL372 Power and Analogue Electronics
- ENEL382 Electric Power and Machines
- ENEL480 Electrical Power Systems
- Two courses chosen from these options
Plus complete the requirements for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Power engineers will find a lot of work opportunities because of their expertise in both power and energy engineering. Their skills are used in many industries related to the electric power industry.
Career pathways could include:
- power transmission and distribution companies
- electrical manufacturing
- government entities and regulators
- electricity service providers.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Te Tari Pūhanga Hangarau | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone +64 3 369 3366 or +64 3 369 4419
Levels 3 and 5, Link building – see campus maps
Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering
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