Investment powers new equipment purchase

Deakin’s electrical and electronics engineering students will benefit from an investment of $1.2m in new equipment for the School of Engineering’s electrical and renewable energy laboratories.

Professor Alex Stojcevski, Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the School, says the equipment will support Deakin’s new electrical and electronic engineering undergraduate program (which was introduced at the start of this year) and is also aligned with the School’s strategic research direction in sustainable infrastructure, which includes sustainable electrical energy infrastructure.

‘The new equipment, designed and manufactured by Labvolt, will address the needs in electrical and renewable energy engineering practice,’ Professor Stojcevski explains.

‘Deakin’s electrical and electronics engineering students at all levels - bachelor, masters and PhD - will have the opportunity to practice and perform research using these state of the art tools which will make them industry ready and fully equipped to tackle the global challenges in the electrical energy industry.’

The new equipment consists some of the latest tools for learning and teaching and research in a number of areas including:

  • Power protection and relaying
  • Modern power generation and transmission
  • Smart grids
  • Solar thermal energy
  • Wind energy
  • Fuel cells

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