School of Electrical and Information Engineering


Electrical engineering encompasses electronic, computer systems, telecommunications, control and electrical power engineering. It is concerned with the way electrical energy is produced and used in homes, in the community and in industry. Electrical engineers design and build the systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) is a four year degree that has foundations in physics, mathematics, computer science and basic electrical engineering principles. You will learn core skills in these areas which are developed through the course themes of electrical circuits, electronics and computer systems, signals and communications, power systems, control, energy systems and management.

The School of Electrical and Information Engineering offers the following Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree specialisations:

  • Electrical
  • Electrical (Computer)
  • Electrical (Power)
  • Electrical (Telecommunications)
  • Software, and
  • Combined degrees with Science, Commerce, Arts, Medical Science, Project Management and Law.


Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering Honours in Electrical Engineering, Electrical (Computer), Electrical (Power), Electrical (Telecommunications) and Software Engineering are required to gain credit for a prescribed number of credit points of core and recommended units of study. The core units of study are set out in the tables below pertaining to each specialisation. The recommended units of study are as defined for each specialisation.

Note: Not all recommended units of study shall be available each year.