Electrical engineering

Electrical Engineering

Forget everything you thought you knew about electrical engineering. With rapid transformation occurring across industries and a greater emphasis on green technologies, electrical engineers are set to play a vital role in building our future society.

As an electrical engineering graduate, you will have the opportunity to positively contribute to many of today's challenges including climate change, environmental preservation, sustainability, renewable energy generation and healthcare.

We offer an exciting range of electrical engineering programs. They provide the scientific, mathematical and engineering foundations required to design systems across diverse areas like satellite communications, high-performance computing, telecommunications, signal processing, energy generation and biomedical engineering.


At undergraduate level, we offer a four-year Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) degree program, with specialisations in power, telecommunications, computer and bioelectronics. A five-year combined degree program with project management, arts, science, commerce, law, music or medical science is also available.

Our undergraduate programs are accredited by Engineers Australia.

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At the postgraduate level we offer an electrical coursework program as part of the Master of Engineering and Master of Professional Engineering. We also offer research programs leading to the degrees of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy.

Master of Professional Engineering

Master of Engineering


Our research in the field of electrical engineering focuses on the three broad areas of fibre-optics and photonics, telecommunications and power engineering.

Our Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory specialises in research into advanced optical techniques for information systems.

The Telecommunication Laboratory carries out research in wireless communication systems, including transmission, adaptive signal processing, protocols, routing, network architectures, network security, location estimation and network traffic modelling.

Power Engineering focuses on advanced electronic control of electricity grids using utility power electronics, electrical energy storage and generation with sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar and fuel-cell, direct current microgrids and high-voltage direct-current power transmission topologies and control.

Find research opportunities in these areas, read about our supervisors’ areas of interest and expertise, and make contact with them via Research Supervisor Connect.