Federation University | Creating job-ready engineering graduates

October 6, 2019 Mining Editor

At Federation University Australia, we work with industry to deliver programs that ensure our graduates are job-ready when entering the workforce. We are ranked as Australia’s number one university for graduate employability skills.*

We also continually update our courses and student learning experiences to adapt to environmental changes and market demand.

With Australia currently experiencing a shortage of engineers working in the industry, partly due to recently announced renewable energy investments, Federation University is introducing new engineering courses in 2020 tailored specifically to help meet the demand.

It’s predicted there will be more than 5600 employment opportunities in engineering every year for the foreseeable future**. These employment opportunities will be a result of investments including $7.5 billion for large-scale wind, solar and rooftop installations and the State Government’s target of 30 per cent energy derived from renewables by 2030.

Dean, School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Professor Syed Islam said the new degrees had been designed to meet the requirements of provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

“As of next year, we will be offering a Master of Engineering Technology (Renewable Energy and Electrical Power Systems), Master of Engineering Technology (Mechatronic Systems Engineering) and a Master of Engineering Project Management. A Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Information Engineering) (Honours) will also be introduced,” Professor Islam said. 

“They will cover key areas of electrical circuits, signals and systems, energy conversion, power electronics, power systems, electrical power distribution and protection system, control systems and renewable energy. They will also link to areas covering sensors, artificial perception, and Internet of Things (IoT) in smart energy systems.

“The new programs will lead to a range of career opportunities in electrical, renewable energy, grid management and power systems engineering.” 

Professor Islam said with Australia climbing the rankings for the most attractive countries for renewable energy investment, just behind China, India, USA and Germany, it was an exciting time in the engineering industry.

Visit federation.edu.au/engineering

* Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2018, Australian universities, results released January 2019, and ESS 2017

**The Good Careers Guide 2019.

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