Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre

Established 1996

Postgraduate education with APQRC

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Master of Electrical Power Engineering

The Master of Electrical Power Engineering provides a tailored higher degree program specific to the needs of the Australian electricity industry. Delivered by nationally recognised industry experts, the program is designed to ensure that students gain a better understanding of the design processes and technical requirements for power system engineering. Subjects are delivered in three-day intensive Workshops (either in person or by distance) with some additional on-line learning suitable for industry professional working fulltime.

For further information download the Master of Electrical Power Engineering information brochure.

See also the UOW Course Handbook for additional information on the masters course, or the graduate certificate course.

To apply for the course Apply Online.

Subjects to be offered in 2018

ECTE918 High Voltage Engineering 14-16 March 2018
ECTE929 Power System Protection & Communication 19-21 March 2018 (subject to lecturer availability)

ECTE939 Power System Stability 8-10 August 2018
ECTE919 Distribution Network Planning 13-15 August 2018

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Postgraduate Research

The Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre (APQRC) in the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Wollongong has a strong national and international reputation for its high quality, industry relevant research in specific areas of electrical power engineering. We are Australia's longest running industry funded power engineering group, having existed for over 22 years.

APQRC is continually seeking high calibre electrical engineering graduates to work on Doctor of Philosophy and Masters (Research) projects in the general areas of:

  • transmission and distribution system power quality,
  • distribution system reliability,
  • distributed generation,
  • energy storage technologies,
  • renewable energy technologies

Projects undertaken at the Centre will have a strong industry theme ensuring a high level of relevance and provision of real solutions to problems that exist in today's electrical power networks. The Centre has a modern, well equipped laboratory to support the experimental programs of our research.

Many of the research projects have financial support from competitive funding bodies, such as the Australian Research Council, as well as funding from industry for specific programs. APQRC supports high quality, domestic research students and scholarship supplementations may be available to high calibre candidates.

If you are a strong candidate with a first or upper second class honours degree, or you have a post-graduate qualification in electrical engineering with sound knowledge and experience in the area of electric power engineering, please forward your resume to:

Assoc. Professor Sarath Perera
Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre
School of Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW 2522
Tel: +61 (0)2 4221 3405
Fax: +61 (0)2 4221 3236
Email: pqrc

See also our positions available page


Development of a Smart Drives Teaching Facility
Design of Multi-level Power Convertors with Random Time Vector Control Switching for Network Support
Modelling of Inverter Interfaced Renewable Energy Resources to Investigate Grid Interaction
Limitations of Wind Power Penetration in Electricity Grid Systems
Harmonic Impact and Allocations with Distributed Generation
Harmonic Allocation to Major Loads in Transmission Systems
Development of Stability Enhancement Strategies to Compensate for Increased Renewable Energy Penetration
Wind-solar Hybrid Remote Area Power Supply Systems
On the Identification of Optimal Allowable Distributed and Renewable Generation Capacity in the Power Distribution System
Integrated Volt/VAr Control in Distribution Networks
Planning of Smart-Grid using Multi-agent System and Game theory
Design and Implementation of a Multi-Level Converter for an Integrated Solar PV and Energy Storage System
Implementation of Techno-Economic Voltage Unbalance Methodologies in Power Systems
Optimised and Cost Effective Operation of Microgrids
Distributed Energy Storage for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Applications
Detection, Classification and Characterization of Extreme Events in Renewable Energy Rich Smart Grids
Investigation of Long - Term Dynamic Phenomena in Renewable Energy Rich Electricity Networks
Evaluation of a potential operational scheme based on Virtual Net Metering for precinct-level public buildings
Impacts of Renewable and Distributed Generation on Power Quality and Reliability
Cooperative strategies for improving power quality, utilisation and resilience in the operation and control of microgrids
Sizing and Design of Microgrids and Energy Management Systems for Grid Connected, Stand-Alone and Islanded Operation
High Frequency Harmonics in Distribution Networks
Voltage Sensitivity Analysis of LV and MV Networks in the Presence of DG
A customer oriented Comprehensive Power Quality (PQ) Management with DNSP, Utilities, and IPPs
Reactive Power Planning in Modern Distribution Systems
Small Signal Stability Aspects Associated with Integrated Wind-HVDC Systems
Impact of Electric Vehicles in Power grids Considering Reliability and Power Quality Constraints
Predictive Control for Uncertainty Optimisation in Distributed Smart Grids
Optimal planning for synchronous and non-synchronous generating resources in an interconnected power grid


Coordinated Voltage Control in Modern Distribution Systems
Investigation of technical aspects to accommodate high penetration levels of renewable energy sources in power systems













PhD Scholarships

PhD Scholarship on Renewable Energy in Power Grids

The Centre is seeking a high-calibre candidate to undertake a PhD in cutting-edge Large-scale Renewables in Power Grids in the Australian Reserach Council (ARC) project, "Wide-area Interconnected Clean Energy Highway".

Contact: Professor Kashem Muttaqi

For full details download the information sheet

For information on higher degree research studies at UOW see here.

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