Electrical Engineering Major
Overview
With rapid transformation occurring across industries and a greater emphasis on green technologies, electrical engineering plays a vital role in building our future society. This major allows students to deepen their knowledge of the discipline of electrical engineering, including in areas such as satellite communications, highperformance computing, telecommunications, signal processing, energy generation and control systems.
This major best aligns with the Biomedical stream. You can not enrol in the Electrical Engineering Major within the Electrical Engineering Stream.
Unit of study  Credit points  A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition  Session 

Electrical Engineering Major 

Achievement of a major in Electrical Engineering requires 48 credit points from this table including:  
(i) a minimum of 12 credit points and a maximum of 24 credit points of 2000level selective units  
(ii) 6 credit points of 3000level project units  
(iii) a minimum of 18 credit points and a maximum of 30 credit points of 3000level selective units  
Units of study 

2000level units of study 

Selective units 

ELEC2103 Simulation and Numerical Solutions in Eng 
6  A ELEC1103. Understanding of the fundamental concepts and building blocks of electrical and electronics circuits and aspects of professional project management, teamwork, and ethics. N COSC1001 or COSC1901 
Semester 2 
ELEC2104 Electronic Devices and Circuits 
6  A ELEC1103. Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc. 
Semester 2 
ELEC2302 Signals and Systems 
6  A (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND MATH1002 AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023). Basic knowledge of differentiation & integration, differential equations, and linear algebra. 
Semester 2 
ELEC2602 Digital Logic 
6  A ELEC1601. This unit of study assumes some knowledge of digital data representation and basic computer organisation 
Semester 1 
3000level units of study 

Project units 

BMET3921 Biomedical Design and Technology 
6  A A basic understanding of human physiology and anatomy and an understanding of the engineering design process. P (AMME2302 OR AMME1362) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901) AND (MECH2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1800) N AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 
Semester 2 
Selective units 

ELEC3104 Engineering Electromagnetics 
6  A Differential calculus, integral calculus, vector integral calculus; electrical circuit theory and analysis using lumped elements; fundamental electromagnetic laws and their use in the calculation of static fields. 
Semester 1 
ELEC3203 Electricity Networks 
6  A This unit of study assumes a competence in 1000 level MATH (in particular, the ability to work with complex numbers), in elementary circuit theory and in basic electromagnetics. 
Semester 1 
ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Applications 
6  A 1. Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. 2. Fourier theory applied to periodic and nonperiodic signals. 3. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. 4. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. 5. Basic electric circuit theory and analysis P ELEC2104 
Semester 1 
ELEC3206 Electrical Energy Conversion Systems 
6  A Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with circuit theory, electronic devices, ac power, capacitors and inductors, and electric circuits such as threephase circuits and circuits with switches, the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope and power supply. P ELEC3203 
Semester 2 
ELEC3304 Control 
6  A Specifically the following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit: familiarity with basic Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus, Physics; solution of linear differential equations, Matrix Theory, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; linear electrical circuits, ideal opamps; continuous linear timeinvariant systems and their time and frequency domain representations, Laplace transform, Fourier transform. P ELEC2302 AND (MATH2061 OR MATH2067 OR MATH2021 OR MATH2961 OR AMME2000) N AMME3500 
Semester 2 
ELEC3305 Digital Signal Processing 
6  A Familiarity with basic Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus, continuous linear timeinvariant systems and their time and frequency domain representations, Fourier transform, sampling of continuous time signals. P ELEC2302 
Semester 1 
ELEC3404 Electronic Circuit Design 
6  A A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed. 
Semester 1 
ELEC3405 Communications Electronics and Photonics 
6  A ELEC2104. A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed. 
Semester 2 
ELEC3505 Communications 
6  P ELEC2302. Fourier transform, fundamental in signals and systems theory, convolution, and similar techniques. 
Semester 1 
ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet 
6  Semester 2 

ELEC3607 Embedded Systems 
6  A ELEC1601 AND ELEC2602. Logic operations, theorems and Boolean algebra, data representation, number operations (binary, hex, integers and floating point), combinational logic analysis and synthesis, sequential logic, registers, counters, bus systems, state machines, simple CAD tools for logic design, basic computer organisation, the CPU, peripheral devices, software organisation, machine language, assembly language, operating systems, data communications and computer networks. P ELEC1601 AND ELEC2602 AND (COMP2129 OR COMP2017) 
Semester 1 
ELEC3608 Computer Architecture 
6  A ELEC3607. Knowledge of microprocessor systems (embedded systems architecture, design methodology, interfacing and programming) is required. P ELEC2602 
Semester 2 
ELEC3609 Internet Software Platforms 
6  P (INFO1103 OR INFO1110 OR INFO1910) AND (INFO2110 OR ISYS2110) AND (INFO2120 OR INFO2820 OR ISYS2120) N EBUS4001 
Semester 2 
ELEC3610 EBusiness Analysis and Design 
6  N EBUS3003 
Semester 1 
ELEC3702 Management for Engineers 
6  N ENGG3005 or MECH3661 
Semester 2 
ELEC3802 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 
6  A ELEC2004 or ELEC2104 A knowledge of basic electrical engineering is required: Ohm's law, Thevenin and Nortons' theorems, basic circuit theory involving linear resistors, capacitors and inductors, a basic knowledge of bipolar and field effect transistor theory, simplified theoretical mechanism of operation of transformers. 
Semester 1 
ELEC3803 Bioelectronics 
6  P ELEC2104 OR ELEC2602. 
Semester 2 