The API Power Engineering Curriculum consists of twenty-one undergraduate modules designed for use in third and fourth year and nineteen postgraduate modules. These are highlighted in the table below:

API Undergraduate Curriculum Modules

  • Defined by Industry
  • Developed by university/industry collaboration
  • Freely available to power engineering academics
  • Universities commencing to implement API Priority Issue

Curriculum Modules

Underpinning the design of the modules are key principles to guide the learning and teaching approach, and the development of the resources.

These are summarised as:

Resources Description
  • Designed as a learning guide
  • Embedded learning prompts and triggers
  • Links with other course material
  • Complements the course content
  • Links with other course materials
  • Focus on learning outcomes
  • Detailed and step-by-step instructions
  • Videos, audio and reference material/publications
  • Module information

  • Strong industry relevance and highly contextualised approach to the content and development.
  • World’s best-practice and use of current Australian standards and data to support content.
  • Learning tasks, case studies and project work are based on what students are expected to be doing in the workplace with industry-relevant scenarios, outcomes and deliverables.
  • Focus on activating theory and concepts from a practical and problem-based learning (technical and real world issues).
  • Resources are modular and developed as discrete learning objects or assets in order to provide flexibility of integration into existing curricula.

Each module consists of a suite of resources consisting of course notes, presentation slides, activity sheets for practicals, tutorials, and accompanying data files or videos. Requirements for students to perform the activities are detailed in the activity sheets including access to simulation and modeling systems.