Electrical Engineering

From energy efficient power grids to life-changing medical devices, design and manage the electrical systems powering our lives with a degree in electrical engineering at Australia’s No.1 university for engineering and technology.*

Be guided by leading researchers in communications and networks, control and signal processing, photonics and electronic systems, power and energy systems. Gain valuable insights from electrical engineers who are working on state-of-the-art models and tools for our future energy systems, automated irrigation networks, energy efficient wireless communications and nano-electronics.

Develop core skills in communication systems, control systems, signal processing, power systems and electronics.

Access internship opportunities with organisations in biotechnology, oil and gas, automation, technical consulting, power solutions, computing devices and more.


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How to study electrical engineering at Melbourne

Our educational model is an Australian first, aligned with the top international universities. We designed it to help students develop the flexible mindset and skills required to solve future challenges and make a difference on a global scale.

You start with an undergraduate degree, focusing on engineering from day one, while also exploring subjects outside your discipline to develop a breadth of skills that will give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

To become a professionally accredited engineer, you complete the Master of Engineering, an internationally recognised qualification through Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®**

University of Melbourne pathway

Step 1: Undergraduate study

Start with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in electrical systems. (3 years)

Step 2: Graduate study

Complete a Master of Engineering (Electrical), or Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business) to become a professionally accredited engineer. (2 years)

Other undergraduate degree

Step 1: Undergraduate study

Bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution with relevant maths, science and English language requirements. (3 years)

Step 2: Graduate study

Complete a Master of Engineering (Electrical), or Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business) to become a professionally accredited engineer. (2–3 years)


Your career opportunities

As an electrical engineer, you will have sought after skills applicable to a range of industries, such as telecommunications, defence, energy, automation, finance, consulting, and more.

Our graduates work in areas including:

Industries Companies Job roles
Broadcast/Sound engineering
Electrical equipment
Power generation and transmission
System engineering
Daly International
Ford Motor Company
NBN Co. Limited
Business and Technology Architect
Software Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Support Engineer
Technology Specialist
VR Software Engineer
IEA Reliability Engineer
Electronic Hardware Engineer
Software Developer
Control System Engineer
Digital Analyst

* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
** The Master of Engineering (Electrical) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®. The Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia until sufficient students have graduated from the course. Changes to accreditation status will be backdated, so that all graduates receive full accreditation when it is granted.