Bachelor of Science (Electrical Systems Major)

3 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 002153M

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Course Description

When completing a Electrical Systems major you may choose between a graduate pathway to Electrical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering.

  • What is Electrical Engineering?

    Electrical engineers design and build electrical and electronic devices on all scales, from transmitters smaller than the head of a pin, to large-scale projects, such as building a national power grid.

    Electrical engineers design electrical systems for high technology applications such as spacecraft and satellites. In addition to being the central discipline involved in communications, electrical engineering also has an ongoing impact in the medical field, developing systems and instrumentation for such developments as the ‘bionic ear’, heart pacemakers and life support systems.

    How to study Electrical Engineering

    1. Undergraduate study: Bachelor of Science

    Complete a Electrical Systems major within the Bachelor of Science.

    More information about the Bachelor of Science.

    2. Graduate study: Master of Engineering

    To graduate as a Electrical Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete either:

    Career outcomes

    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. Career opportunities exist as technical specialists and managers in fields such as the power industry, telecommunications, electronics, biotechnology, manufacturing, automation, transport, defence and the computer industry, as well as roles in research and innovation.

    You will find employment with companies such as Telstra, Siemens, Airbus Group Australia Pacific, BHP Billiton, Chevron, Alcoa, Compumedics and Cochlear Ltd.

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    Electrical Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]
  • What is Mechatronic Engineering?

    Mechatronics is the discipline concerned with the integration of mechanical, electronic and software engineering.

    Mechatronics is an exciting field because it combines the knowledge and skills of these three engineering disciplines. A detailed understanding of how mechanical, electronic and software engineering areas interact enables the development of ‘smart’ products and systems such as computer-controlled robots, washing machines, automotive equipment, medical imaging systems, wind and wave generators, advanced CNC machines and hybrid and electric vehicles. Mechatronics has applications in a range of fields, including robotics, medical and assistive technology, human-machine interaction, manufacturing, unmanned aerial vehicles and education.

    How to study Mechatronic Engineering

    1. Undergraduate study: Bachelor of Science

    Complete any of:

    More information about the Bachelor of Science.

    2. Graduate study: Master of Engineering

    To graduate as a Mechatronic Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics).

    Career outcomes

    Mechatronics can lead to a wide variety of interesting careers, such as developing ‘smart’ products and systems in various industries. Job opportunities exist with companies that use advanced automation equipment and computer integrated manufacturing systems, in fields such as aerospace, advanced manufacturing, product development, computing and electronics, software systems, mining, renewable energy and biomedical engineering for companies like Bosch, Honeywell, CNC Design, Ford, ResMed, Siemens, BAE Systems and Invetech Australia.

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    Mechatronic Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]

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