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The School of Electrical and Information Engineering offers degrees in the areas of electrical engineering (with majors in computer, power and telecommunications), software engineering, biomedical engineering as well as combined engineering courses with studies in Science, Arts, Commerce, Law and Medical Science.

Excellent teaching and learning environment

The School provides its students with an excellent learning environment in which to follow their chosen course of engineering studies. The University of Sydney is recognised internationally as one of Australia’s foremost universities and one of the top universities throughout the world for excellence in its teaching, learning and research. Find out more about  Academic Support at Sydney Uni.

Rich student experience

Studying engineering in our School provides a rich student experience throughout the duration of the studies.  The School seeks to educate students to the best international standards by providing a world-class infrastructure with strengths in wireless and intercommunications, fibre optics and photonics, audio, power and energy systems. Visit some of the school engineering laboratories: Electrical Engineering lab, Sir William Tyree Power lab, Systems Lab.

At the same time as studying for your degree, you can enjoy the boundless opportunities to participate in a diverse, challenging and wonderful campus life. Studying Electrical & Information Engineering at the University of Sydney opens doors to great jobs and great experiences!

Advanced Engineering & Talented IT Student Program

These programs are open to students demonstrating outstanding academic ability, with an ATAR of 97.5 or above for Advanced Engineering and 98 or above for the Talented IT program.

They offer the opportunity to work at the advanced level in science, engineering or IT subjects, or in a small supervised project group tackling a specific engineering problem relevant to the community. 

Find out more about Advanced Engineering

Degrees in our School

A BE degree at the University of Sydney takes 4 years full-time (5 years for a combined degree). All our engineering degree courses have foundations in physics, mathematics, computer science and basic electrical engineering principles.

The core skills develop the themes of electrical circuits, electronics and computer systems, signals and communications, power systems, control, energy systems and management.

There are opportunities to make contacts in industry, including a three-month practical training in industry at the end of Year 3 and many Year 4 thesis projects are linked to industrial problems and applications.

All students have a ‘common Year 1’ during which they enrol in the same units of study (essentially engineering basics and science). This ‘common Year 1’ facilitates transfer between specialisations and, in most cases, enables students to complete the BE degree requirements in 4 years. The degrees start to differ significantly in Year 3.

Combined degree options allow students to broaden their skills base in other faculties while qualifying for the award of two degrees.

Find out more about Combined Degrees.

Flexible Entry

When you're not sure in which area to specialise try the Flexible Entry scheme.  Our Flexible First Year program gives you the time and freedom to discover where your strengths and interests lie before deciding where you'd like to specialise.

You can start your engineering or IT degree with the Flexible First Year program and then transfer, either at the end of your first semester or at the end of your first year, to one of the many specialisations we offer. 

Find out more about Flexible First Year


The University of Sydney and the Faculty of Engineering & IT offer scholarships for high achievers based on academic merit and financial need. For more information visit the Engineering and IT Scholarships page.

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