The Industry 4.0 UQ Energy TestLab supports teaching across the disciplines of power and energy and cyber security.


The UQ Energy TestLab will foster the electrical engineers of the future. The Lab is equipped with power system hardware and software provided by world-leading manufacturers, Siemens and Lucas Nülle, which form the perfect platform for teaching.

It offers a unique experience for students, as they're able to combine theory from lectures with practical skills developed in this real life learning environment.

Currently, three UQ courses have already taken advantage of the UQ Energy TestLab. These include ELEC7313 Renewable Energy Integration, ELEC4300 Power Systems Analysis and ELEC4302 Power System Protection.

Cyber Security

The Cyber Security Energy TestLab team facilitates research and education in critical infrastructure resilience and cyber security. The TestLab has developed three courses, CYBR7001 Fundamentals of Cyber Security, COMP3320 Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, and COMP7711 Cyber Incident Response, that are delivered in the UQ programs Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security), Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security, Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Master of Cyber Security.

In collaboration with UQBS Executive Education, AusCERT and (ISC)2, the Cyber Security team also contributes to the lab work, lab tours, industrial control systems (ICS) security training demonstrations and simulation exercises for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses and bespoke UQ Cyber Security training courses for government and industry partners.