Electrical Engineering Extended Major
Part of the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Information Technology program
Commencing semesters, 2017
School of Information Tech & Elec Engineering
Manager, Academic Administration, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
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Why study Electrical Engineering?
Electrical engineering is concerned with electrical and electronic devices and systems. Electrical engineers work with equipment ranging from heavy power generators to tiny computer chips. Their work contributes to almost every sector of society: for example, home theatre entertainment systems, mobile phones, digital cameras and television to enhance our lifestyle, medical imaging systems for improved health care, electrical appliances for homes, scientific instruments for laboratories, lasers for reliable high speed communication, handheld multimedia devices to provide information on the move, and satellite systems for remote sensing of the environment and reliable mobile and fixed energy systems to power all of these.
Electrical engineers usually work in one of six speciality areas: power generation and transmission; electronics; computers; communication systems; instrumentation and measurement; and automatic controls. Career opportunities are found in the telecommunications industry, mining and transport sector, computer industry, or in power generation and transmission industries. They are also employed by electronics companies, both large and small. Many of our graduates are forming their own companies quite early in their careers.
What you can study
This major prepares students to design cutting-edge products for the information and communication industries. Strong emphasis is given to practical hands-on experience with high technology equipment.
View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Electrical Engineering extended major.
Electrical engineers usually work in one or more of the following areas: - communication systems - electronics - computer and digital hardware - automatic control systems - power and heavy current applications
Electrical engineers are employed in a wide range of organisations. They can work in the telecommunications industry, computer industry, the mining and transport sector, or in power generation and transmission industries. They are employed by electronics companies, both large and small. An increasing number of our graduates are forming their own companies quite early in their careers. Many of our graduates work overseas as the degree is widely accredited and respected.
What it costs
Please view the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Information Technology for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Information Technology for information on key dates and how to apply.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
- Engineers Australia