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Electrical engineering

Harness the potential of electricity and create a brighter future

By designing, creating, developing and managing systems in areas such as computer systems, electronics and telecommunications, electrical engineers create ways to power the world.

What is electrical engineering?

Electrical engineering explores the branch of engineering concerned with harnessing electricity. Electrical engineers design the electronic devices, computers, communications systems and power systems that have, and continue to, transform society. This covers everything from the computers and networking equipment enabling the internet to the power stations providing electricity to your home.

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical)

Electrical engineering careers

  • Develop the next generation of infrastructure and devices based on the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Exercise your creativity by networking mobile devices in vehicles, buildings and other electronic products.
  • Apply your technical skills in power systems to develop cost-effective renewable energy sources in developing nations.
  • Become a computer hardware designer, substation engineer, telecommunications engineer, web development engineer, or product development engineer, among many other career options.
  • Work in the energy or telecommunications sectors, power generation or aviation industries, defence, or consumer goods and electronics industries.
  • Graduate salaries start at $60-63K per annum (Graduate Careers Australia).

Why study electrical engineering with us?

Choosing our Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) as your first preference is a starting point to a great career.

  • Acquire the professional skills to create better sensors and computing devices, more efficient energy networks and the latest innovative communications technology.
  • You will be at the forefront of innovation, gaining important hands-on experience using exceptional facilities such as the Electrical Engineering and Energy laboratories.
  • A 12-week internship will give you invaluable industry experience and the opportunity to forge industry connections.
  • Choose from 15 engineering majors – the most relevant for this degree are Telecommunications Engineering, Power Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Internet of Things.
  • Broaden your career prospects by combining your Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) with a second degree in arts, commerce, science (health or medical science) or laws. Combined degrees are five years in length – this means you do just one extra year to attain two full qualifications.

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Ignatius Widjaja

Ignatius Widjaja
Engineering Honours (Electrical)
“The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) degree provides the technical proficiency to prepare you for the future. The new Internet of Things specialisation is upskilling students within one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in communication.”
Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical)

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy
Engineering Honours (Electrical)/Science
“Nearly every week I discover a new problem within electrical engineering that I want to understand, work on and ultimately solve. The degree feeds my curiosity about the way the world works and highlights the important role electrical engineers play in shaping it.”
Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) and Bachelor of Science