Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business)

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

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Course Description

Collaborative research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering holds the key to solving a range of significant problems by tackling issues such as developing bionic implants, energy efficient telecommunications, sensor networks for irrigation and water resource management, future grid, electronics and photonics, neuroengineering, and ultra-broadband wireless and optical communications.

Electrical engineers play a key role in the design, implementation and management of systems that exploit electrical phenomena to solve practical problems. These include systems for automation, surveillance, energy conversion, power distribution, telecommunications and information processing, on both very large and very small scales.

You will develop technical skills through fundamental theory and practical laboratory work, learning from leading experts in the field, who work in partnership with organisations such as IBM and Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs. You will have the opportunity to take part in research under the guidance of leaders in electronic and photonic system design, telecommunications, power networks, signal processing and automatic control systems.

The Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business) will provide you with a formal qualification in electrical engineering at the Masters level.

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.

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

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. While most graduates will begin their careers in technical roles, many will move quickly into management roles. You will find employment with companies such as Telstra, Siemens, Australian Aerospace, BHP Billiton, Chevron, Alcoa, Compumedics, Ausbiotech and Cochlear Ltd.

Professional accreditation

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