Reducing the Engineering Skills Shortage in the Generation Sector

Wolfs, Peter J., Hargreaves, Douglas J., & Saha, Tapan K. (2007) Reducing the Engineering Skills Shortage in the Generation Sector. In Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2007, 9th to 12th December, 2007, Perth. (Unpublished)


Power generators operate in a competitive market for skilled staff. In 2005 the Queensland generators recognised technical skill development as a critical business risk. Three universities, Central Queensland University, Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland, have started a five-year collaboration with industry to develop to deliver a world-class course work Master of Engineering curriculum in Power Generation. The universities have actively leveraged the synergies between the generators, Stanwell Corporation, CS Energy and Tarong Energy and industry experts. The program focus is to accelerate the technical competency development of power generation engineers. This paper outlines the development of the new program and discusses the operational arrangements between the University and Industry partners.

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ID Code: 10827
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Electrical Engineering Education, Generators
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Curtin University of Technology
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:13

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