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Electrical Engineering

Course overview

A postgraduate major in Electrical Engineering is concerned with the way electrical energy is produced and used in homes, the community and industry.

It will provide you with advanced knowledge in designing and building systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life.

Areas of study include wireless engineering, power engineering, high-voltage engineering and digital integrated circuit design.

Course requirements

To meet requirements for the Master of Engineering majoring in Electrical Engineering a candidate will complete 72 credit points as listed in the unit of study table including:

  • 24 credit points of core units
  • 24 credit points of specialist units
  • A minimum of 12 credit points of research units
  • A maximum of 12 credit points of elective units

Candidates who have been granted 24 credit points of Reduced Volume Learning (RVL), must complete 48 credit points of core/specialist/research units with a balance such that there is:

  • a minimum of 12 credit points of core units
  • a minimum of 12 credit points of specialist units, and
  • a minimum of 12 credit points of research units.

For more information on units of study and degree program requirements visit CUSP (