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.

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Postgraduate Research

The Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre (APQRC) in the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre 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 26 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 Duane Robinson
Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW 2522
Tel: +61 (0)2 4221 4530
Email: pqrc

See also our positions available page


Modelling of Power Quality Disturbances for Improved Mitigation Techniques
Harmonic Allocation to Major Loads in Transmission Systems
On the Identification of Optimal Allowable Distributed and Renewable Generation Capacity in the Power Distribution System
Emergency Control for Catastrophic Disturbance in Future Power Grids
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, Analysis and Mitigation of Voltage Sag/Swell in Renewable Energy Rich Power Grids
Distributed Generation for Energy Harvesting in Distribution systems using Hybrid Energy Storage
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
A customer oriented Comprehensive Power Quality (PQ) Management with DNSP, Utilities, and IPPs
Improving Energy Storage management Systems in Electric Vehicles
Optimal Energy Management and Demand Response Strategies for Net Zero Energy Homes and Precincts

Project Supporters:
This research is supported by Evoenergy along with Solcast, who provide solar forecasting data.

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
Harmonic Investigation of Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms
Study of Three Phase Induction Motor Operation Under Unbalanced Supply Voltages
Renewable Energy based Hybrid System for Rural and Remote Communities
Voltage Control in PV Rich Distribution Networks
Collaborative Operation of Solar Photovoltaic and Wind Generation in Virtual Power Plant Environment by Improving Predictability
New Topologies and Advanced Control of Power Electronic Converters for Renewable Energy based Microgrids
Planning for Renewable Energy Rich Large Interconnected Power-grid
Development of high Fidelity models for large scale solar energy generating systems
Improved Fault Ride Through Capability for Grid Integrated Distributed Generation System
Control and Protection of Renewable Energy based Micro-grids
Power quality issues with large scale solar integration
Energy Storage to Improve Power Quality and Reliability in Microgrids
Power Converter Design and Implementation for Future Power Grids
Volt/Var Control Strategies for Active Distribution Networks Embedded with renewable and Distributed Energy Resources
Controlling Integrity of Interconnected Renewable Energy Rich Power Systems after Emergencies
Impact of Renewable Energy on Power Quality
Power Quality Improvements in Distribution Network using Community Battery Energy Storage Systems
Management of Micorgrids.




Design of Multi-level Power Convertors with Random Time Vector Control Switching for Network Support














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