Making progress in engineering
CURTIN University’s Master of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering
(by coursework) is designed to broaden the career prospects of electrical, electrical power, electronic and telecommunication engineers across the world.
Curtin’s largest international campus, Curtin Malaysia, offers the course to Malaysian and international students at roughly one-third the cost of pursuing the same programme at Curtin’s main campus in Perth, Australia.
The course as well as the quality of teaching and student support mechanisms are identical to those offered in Perth. As a result, degrees earned at the Sarawak campus are conferred by Curtin Perth.
Students can rest assured that their qualifications are widely accepted globally through professional accreditation and government recognition of the programmes.
In Year 1 of the two-year course, students can choose one of three streams – emerging power systems, telecommunications and networking, or embedded systems.
Year 2 involves research design projects over two semesters where students are required to develop a prototype and present a formal thesis on the outcome to demonstrate their technical knowledge and professional skills.
Among a wide range of optional units, students may also study electrical power, renewable energy, communications and computer engineering at the system level and the component level.
The emerging power systems major addresses challenges in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. Emergent technologies such as smart grid and distributed generation are covered in detail.
The telecommunications and networking major explores relevant topics in telecommunications and networking such as mobile radio communications and data network security.
Optional units include topics such as computer architectural philosophies, LAN (local area network) and WAN (wide area network) technologies, electromagnetics, error control coding, troubleshooter management, legal frameworks and system design.
In the embedded systems major, students study intermediate and advanced topics such as embedded systems in field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and embedded software engineering.
In every major, they will have the opportunity to further investigate a specialist area and apply their skills and knowledge through their project work.
Those interested to enrol in the Master of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering must have a bachelor’s degree in electronic, communications, electrical, electrical power or computer systems engineering from a recognised university. Two intakes are offered each year (February and July).
Upon completing the course, students are expected to be able to apply electrical engineering theory and design methods to investigate and solve significant technological problems.
They should also be able to analyse problems and apply research and creative thinking to the formulation of solutions, in addition to communicating concepts and technical information in written, oral and electronic forms.
Furthermore, graduates should be able to apply international standards, practices and conventions appropriate to electrical engineering as well as function effectively within a multidisciplinary and multicultural engineering design team.
For more information, call 085-443 939, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.curtin.edu.my.