The Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) course (with specialist final year subjects available in power engineering) at UOW is a comprehensive engineering program that provides graduates with the core skills required for successful careers in professional practice. Electrical Engineering graduates from UOW are highly sought after by industry and hold many leadership roles.
Ms Felicity Galuzo
Ms Felicity Galuzzo
Manager Urban Program at CitiPower and Powercor
I completed my Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree on a part-time basis as a Cadet Electrical Engineer at BlueScope Steel. Keen to pursue a future in Power Engineering I moved to Melbourne after graduating in 2003 to take up a position with Powercor and CitiPower as a Protection & Control Engineer. In October 2008 I joined Beca. I developed from the Secondary Team Leader to the Power Section Manager to the Senior Associate leading our power delivery in the Australian market. In September 2016 I returned to CitPower & PowerCor as Manager Urban Program and am a member of the Senior Management Group. My portfolio includes project delivery leadership of customer projects in the Melbourne area and all overhead, underground and distribution substation design functions for the urban network. The business has undergone significant transformation and significant effort is being invested in improving our customer experience and building a network for the future. It is a challenging but exciting time to be part of the electricity distribution industry. I have often run into my former lecturers at industry events and conferences, and have always been impressed with how closely engaged the UOW Power Engineering staff is with industry. My undergraduate experience provided a robust foundation upon which I have developed my career, and I am proud to be associated with a university so committed to preparing its graduates for the vast world which awaits them.
Mr Brendan Banfield
Mr Brendan Banfield
PhD Candidate at Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre
The University of Wollongong offers students an excellent educational experience. With much of the subject matter being industry focused, students are able to develop knowledge that is extremely useful once out in the workforce. Along with the relevant subject matter, students are also exposed to world class laboratory facilities. It is here students are able to take the knowledge they have learnt in the classroom and put it into practice, which I think is vital for aspiring engineers. It was these learning facilities along with the excellent staff at UOW which cemented my passion for power engineering while I was completing my bachelor's degree. This passion ultimately led to the decision to further my knowledge and to pursue a PhD at UOW.