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Why study electrical engineering at Sydney?

Become a leader in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries

Studying electrical engineering at Sydney will provide you with the skills to power the world by designing, creating, developing and managing systems in areas such as computer systems, electronics, telecommunications and the Internet of Things.

Person working with electrical wires

As the name suggests, electrical engineering applies engineering principles into harnessing electricity.

Electrical engineers are responsible for designing the electronic devices, computers, communications systems and power systems that continue to transform society. This covers anything from the networking equipment enabling the internet to the power stations providing electricity to your home.

Enter a future focused field

Electrical engineering is a field that is experiencing rapid growth, with projections showing that the need for engineers in the sector is expanding at an unprecedented rate.

Studying a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) allows you to acquire the skills you need to pursue a myriad of different careers. In addition to pure engineering jobs, engineers are valued in many other industries such as banking, consulting and management for their methodical approach to problem solving.

All our undergraduate engineering degrees are embedded with enhanced foundation studies in data and computation (including Python programming). Our students gain the digital and computational skills needed to excel in the emerging digital age.

Throughout your study you will acquire the professional skills to create better sensors and computing devices, more efficient energy networks and the latest innovative communications technology.

These skills will allow you to pursue careers in telecommunications, controls, electronics and systems engineering to name a few.

Select a futuristic specialisation or combine your degree

Our electrical engineering degree is one of the most comprehensive in Australia. When you study electrical engineering with us, you have the option to choose from five different specialisations, all of which focus on a skill set that will be relevant in a continually developing world.

By choosing a specialisation you can gain more in-depth knowledge and experience in an area of interest such as:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Intelligent Information Engineering
  • Internet of Things
  • Power Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering

There is also an opportunity for you to study Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This specialisation offers a range of units tailored to different interests including technological innovation, social entrepreneurship, digital disruption as well as sustainability-focused innovation and entrepreneurship.

You can also broaden your career prospects by choosing to study a combined degree in arts, commerce, science, health science, medical science, laws or project management.

Combined degrees are five or five and a half years in length – this means you attain two full qualifications, with the same annual workload as a single degree student.

Working with electrical wires

Access to the world leading facilities

The University of Sydney is home to a range of facilities that allow you to gain hands-on learning experience using the latest equipment and instrumentation, including:

  • The Electrical Engineering Laboratory, a recently updated learning facility designed to provide electrical engineering students with access to the latest technologies used in the field of electrical engineering.
  • The Energy Laboratory, a state-of-the-art space used to educate students in the fields of energy conversions, power electronics and renewable energy systems.

These facilities provide dynamic learning environments where students gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment.

Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce

As the University ranked first for graduate employability in Australia and fourth in the world, when you study our Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) you’ll gain the industry experience to help you succeed after graduation.

All Bachelor of Engineering students complete the award-winning Professional Engagement Program, gaining exposure to industry and professional work from the very beginning of their studies.

Programs such as the Jacaranda Flame Consulting Program or the Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship can provide you with further industry experience and strengthen your research, problem-solving, and communication skills.

With 1,200+ industry partners who work with the Faculty of Engineering, you will gain hands-on experience and an insight into life after university.

Have your degree recognised wherever you go

Our Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) is accredited by the peak body for engineers in the country, Engineers Australia, who have evaluated the course to ensure that graduates have the skills and knowledge demanded by the profession.

Graduating from an accredited course means your degree will be recognised by Australian employers, and our graduates are also recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance.

1 November 2022

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