Master of Engineering (Electrical)

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) will provide you with a formal qualification in electrical engineering at the Masters level.

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

The Master of Engineering is professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.

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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