Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business)

3 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 069275C

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Course Description

Electrical and electronic engineers play a key role in the design, implementation and management of electrical systems to solve practical problems, such as systems for automation, surveillance, energy conversion, power distribution, telecommunications and information processing.

You will develop technical skills through fundamental theory and practical laboratory work, learning from leading experts, who are working on a range of ground breaking projects from developing bionic implants and creating models and devices to better understand and treat diseases, to creating energy efficient telecommunication systems and deploying sensor networks to monitor and manage the environment. You will have the opportunity to take part in a research project in electronic and photonic system design, telecommunications, power networks, signal processing and automatic control systems.

The Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business) will lead to a formal qualification in electrical engineering. 

Master of Engineering (with Business)

The Master of Engineering (with Business) is designed to provide students with a formal qualification in engineering at the masters level, with a business specialisation that recognises the need for engineers to understand the management and workings of modern professional organisations.

Students who undertake the Master of Engineering (with Business) replace five advanced technical electives with five business subjects that have been tailored specifically for engineering students and co-developed with Melbourne Business School.

Graduates will have a grounding in financial, marketing and economic principles enabling them to work efficiently in any organisation, as well as the ability to apply the technical knowledge, creativity and team work skills learnt in their engineering training. This combination of knowledge and skills will be a powerful asset in the workplace.

Key features

  • Combine a technical specialisation with exposure to the business and management skills that can help fast-track your career.
  • Benefit from subjects co-developed by Melbourne Business School and tailored specifically for engineering students.
  • Tight integration of subjects ensures that you understand the business side of engineering applications.
  • Be empowered with strong technical skills, as well as the business skills to understand how organisations work.

Career outcomes

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Electrical Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]

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.

Professional accreditation

This Master of Engineering (with Business) degree is professionally recognised under EUR-ACE®. Graduates can work as professional engineers throughout Europe.

This Master of Engineering (with Business) degree is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. In line with Engineers Australia policy on granting accreditation to new courses, full accreditation cannot be granted until sufficient students have graduated from the program.  Once full accreditation has been granted, it will be back-dated to include all graduates from the start of the program.

Accreditation Recognised in


Accrediting Agency: ASIIN

European Union

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Engineers Australia


Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UK, USA

(Through the Washington Accord)

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