Do you like to build computers? Have you ever wondered how a plane can fly on autopilot? If these scenarios get your circuits firing, then studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) at UNSW Canberra could be for you. 

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Degree type



4 years full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1

Program code


Delivery mode

On campus

Study at UNSW Canberra

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) will ground you with the fundamentals you need for a career in electrical engineering. You’ll learn how to program electrical equipment, as well as design and construct the electronic circuits that make programs run. Later in your degree, you’ll begin applying these fundamentals to a wide array of real-world scenarios, from radar and satellite telecommunications systems through to marine engineering.    

Your time in the classroom and workshop will prepare you for a 60-day internship. You’ll join a team in a professional electrical engineering environment to experience first-hand how an electrical engineer approaches and solves real-world problems.  

You will also pursue your own Honours research project with the assistance and supervision of one of our world-class academics. You’ll apply everything you have learnt to a new and novel problem and contribute original research to the field of electrical engineering. 

World-class teaching & facilities

When you study with us, you’ll have access to purpose-built engineering workshops and facilities, and benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia. Working with experienced engineers and client representatives on industry-focused design and research projects, you’ll gain the hands-on experience required to meet the global challenges of the future. 

Our teachers are experienced practitioners and collaborate closely with industry to ensure our graduates possess the skills to meet the needs of the workplace. 

What our students say

“There are so many great things about studying at UNSW Canberra: a fantastic library, a small campus (it’s hard to get lost), state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and small class sizes, to name a few. The best thing is the people. Teaching staff and other students are friendly and supportive. This creates a safe and productive learning environment where students can succeed.”
Jane Millward, Electrical Engineering student

Brighten your career as an electrical engineer

From the humble lightbulb through to urban electrical grids and everything in between, electrical engineers are essential experts in almost every area of modern life. By studying electrical engineering at UNSW Canberra, you’ll be accredited by Engineers Australia to work as an electrical engineer in Australia and many other countries around the world from the moment you graduate. 

Electrical engineering graduates find work in an array of fields and have high starting salaries. You could find yourself: 

  • wiring satellites in aerospace 
  • designing biomedical equipment in health 
  • monitoring Australia’s broadband network in telecommunications 
  • managing the traffic light network in transport 
  • steel smelting in heavy manufacturing.
  • Engineering robots in the mining industry 

Key contacts

Student Enquiries

T: (02) 5114 5000 

Available to
Non-Defence students
Assumed knowledge
Mathematics, physics