Equipment and technology
The labs and equipment are designed to be modular to support a wide range of education needs.
Equipment contained in these spaces include:
- A large range of LabVolt modules for use with the LabVolt workstations.
- Single and three-phase transformers.
- Terco Power System Trainer, including ABB protection relays.
- A range of motors and generators, single and three phase.
- dSpace hardware in loop systems – used to validate simulation models by including physical hardware in the simulation loop.
- Solar training modules – used to explore the principals of PV cells such as operation at maximum power point, effects of partial shading and effects of temperature.
- Permanent magnet generators and wind turbine emulators – used together to demonstrate fundamental operational characteristics of wind turbine systems.
- Power electronics modules – used to study supporting technologies such as grid connect inverters and DC-DC boost converters.
- Hydrogen fuel cells – used to study the integration of energy storage systems with renewable energy sources.
- Industrial automation systems, PLC and SCADA hardware.
Our partners become valued members of the wider Deakin engineering family, not just our school. Opportunities to partner with us include work-integrated learning and industry-based learning and placements, student projects, and commercial research projects and services.
Study with us
Deakin offers the following study and research options:
- Undergraduate students can study the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours).
- Postgraduate students can study through either our Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering (Professional), specialising in electrical and renewable energy engineering.
- Research studies can be undertaken through our Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) higher degree by research degrees.