At Australia’s no 1 engineering school you will learn from the top researchers in electrical engineering.

Why choose Electrical Engineering at Melbourne

Access to real-world industry and research projects will provide you with the problem-solving and team work skills crucial to a successful career in industry.

Our professional Master of Engineering program is the first graduate program in Australia to be accredited by Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®, enabling graduates to practice as electrical engineers in Australia, Europe, the US, Singapore, Japan and more.

Modern life is reliant on the work of electrical engineers, and electrical engineering surrounds almost every aspect of our lives. As an electrical engineer you could 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.

The Master of Engineering (Electrical) or (Electrical with Business) will suit students looking for a professional qualification in engineering. The Master of Telecommunications Engineering is for graduates with an electrical engineering qualification, who wish to advance their career in the field of telecommunications.

Courses in Electrical Engineering

How to study Electrical Engineering at Melbourne

To become a professionally accredited electrical engineer, you will complete five years of study. You start with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Electrical Systems. This is followed by a two-year Master of Engineering with an Electrical or Electrical with Business specialisation.

A longer Master of Engineering program, of up to three-years duration is available for students who have not completed the preliminary engineering subjects required in their undergraduate degree, but who meet the maths and science entry requirements.

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Electrical Engineering Research

Research in electrical engineering is focussed in three key discipline areas as follows: information, computation and communications networks; photonics, electronics and nanoengineering; and signals, systems, control optimisation and power engineering.

Topics of interest include: mobile and wireless networks; network design and performance monitoring; optical communication systems; wireless communication; integrated nanoelectronics and nanophotonics; sustainability of growth of the internet; computational neuroscience; neuroimaging; audition, speech and bionic ear design; bionic eye design and vision; error control coding and information theory; distributed optimisation and networked control; decision and game theory; mathematical systems theory; energy-efficient (communication) systems; power electronics; electrical power systems; power system dynamics; data mining; signal processing and radar tracking; and control systems, with applications to water management and defence.

Read Dr Reihana Mohideen's article on the impact of renewable energy on gender equity in remote parts of the world.

Your career opportunities in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering offers a wide range of interesting career paths, in areas including the design of electric motors and power electronics, radar and navigation systems, broadcasting and communications systems, computer systems, modelling and design of the control systems contained in airplanes and cars, and the creation of innovative health solutions in a range of multidisciplinary settings.

Electrical engineering graduates wishing to specialise in telecommunications through the Master of Telecommunication Engineering degree, will develop advanced design and analytical skills, as well as a broad understanding of telecommunications networks, learning from leading industry professionals and influencers in telecommunications in Australia and from around the world.

As a telecommunications engineer you will design and develop emerging communications technology, digital communications and signal processing, wireless systems and telecommunications hardware and software.

The Student Experience

Master of Engineering (Electrical) graduate David Mah is an entrepreneur who credits the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) and his university studies for opening up a world of business ideas.

David Mah from Melbourne School of Engineering on Vimeo.