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Electrical engineering

Harness the potential of electricity and create a brighter future
Electrical engineers create ways to power the world by designing, creating, developing and managing systems in areas such as computer systems, electronics, telecommunications and the Internet of Things.

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.

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 $63-77K per annum (Glassdoor).

Why study electrical engineering with us?

  • 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.
  • You will acquire the professional skills to create better sensors and computing devices, more efficient energy networks and the latest innovative communications technology.
  • Our power engineering lab has the only power system simulator among New South Wales universities, as well as a high-voltage cage allowing you to work on professional standard equipment used in the real world.
  • We have new facilities integrating with the $200m investment in the Engineering Building, and will have laboratories in the Shepard Street Building by 2024.
  • Our engineering degrees are designed to ensure our graduates are best positioned to engineer for the digital age, and are embedded with enhanced foundation studies in data and computation.
  • As part of your degree you will undertake the award-winning Professional Engagement Program enabling you to change your approach to learning through self-reflection, and undertake a six-week internship to gain valuable firsthand experience.
  • When you study the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering), you can choose a stream specialisation or broaden your studies with a breadth specialisation
  • Broaden your career prospects by combining your Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering) with a second degree in arts, commerce, science, health science, medical science, laws or project management. Combined degrees range from 5 to 6.5 years in length, with the same annual workload as a single degree student.
  • This degree is accredited by Engineers Australia. Our graduates are also recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance.


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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 Internet of Things specialisation is upskilling students within one of the fastest-growing markets in communication.”
Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical)

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy
Engineering Honours (Electrical)/Science
“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