Electrical Engineering

Choose Australia’s top-ranked electrical engineering degree to power your career.

Why choose electrical engineering at Melbourne?

Collaborate in innovative, cutting-edge research projects with top researchers at Australia’s number one engineering school.

As a Melbourne University electrical engineering graduate, you will have the skills and knowledge to excel in an industry that is crucial to countless aspects of our modern lives. You could design and create a range of technical solutions, in areas ranging from medical bionics and neural engineering to energy conversion, power distribution and communications networks.

Choose the Master of Engineering (Electrical) or (Electrical with Business) if you are looking for a professional qualification in engineering. Choose the Master of Telecommunications Engineering if you have an electrical engineering qualification and want to advance your career in the field of telecommunications.

Our professional Master of Engineering degree is the first graduate program in Australia to be accredited by Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®, qualifying graduates to practice as electrical engineers in Australia, Europe, the US, Singapore, Japan and many more.

Courses in Electrical Engineering

How to study electrical engineering at Melbourne

It takes five years to become a professionally accredited electrical engineer. You start with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Electrical Systems. Then you’ll choose a two-year Master of Engineering with an Electrical or Electrical with Business specialisation.

A three-year Master of Engineering program is available if you have not completed the required undergraduate engineering subjects, but have met the maths and science entry requirements.

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Electrical engineering research

As a Melbourne School of Engineering student, you will have the opportunity to work alongside leading academics as part of a world-class research team. Research is focused in three key areas:

  • information, computation and communications networks
  • photonics, electronics and nanoengineering
  • signals, systems, control optimisation and power engineering

Your area of interest may be in the development and design of technology that enhances our communications and data-sharing capabilities, such as mobile and wireless networks, optical communication systems and wireless communication. Or you may focus on the small – bionic ears and eyes – to the very small – nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. If you want to theorise, your options include error control coding and information theory and decision and game theory. More concrete areas include power electronics and electrical power systems and control systems.

Current students are working with Dr Reihana Mohideen to understand the impact of renewable energy on gender equity in remote parts of the world.

How renewable energy empowers women in remote communities

Where can a master’s degree in electrical engineering take you?

Electrical engineering offers a wide range of career paths, based on your skills and interests. Areas include:

  • electric motors and power electronics
  • radar and navigation systems
  • broadcasting and communications systems
  • computer systems
  • modelling and design of the control systems contained in airplanes and cars
  • the creation of innovative health solutions in a variety of multidisciplinary settings.

Electrical engineering graduates wishing to specialise in telecommunications will develop advanced design and analytical skills, as well as a broad understanding of telecommunications networks. You will learn from leading industry professionals and influencers in telecommunications in Australia and from around the world.

As a telecommunications engineer you will design and develop emerging communications technology, digital communications and signal processing, wireless systems and telecommunications hardware and software.

The student experience

Master of Engineering (Electrical) graduate and entrepreneur David Mah credits the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) and his experience at MSE for opening up a world of business ideas.

David Mah from Melbourne School of Engineering.