We teach undergraduates, mentor postgraduate research students and conduct research in the disciplines of:

  • Energy systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Systems and control
  • Nano/microsystems
  • Signal processing

Our courses are designed to empower students and give them the core skills and experience sought after in sectors both within and outside of engineering. Developing good communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively on complex systems and tasks is embedded into every program and all our degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia (EA).

Our research strengths include power systems, quantum computing, materials and devices including novel photonic materials and MEMS devices. We also explore signal processing covering fields as diverse as neural coding, forensics and speech.

We boast several fellows of the most prestigious research societies such as IEEE and our researchers are regularly the recipients of prestigious awards for the publication of ground-breaking research. These include the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, David Syme Research Prize and the New South Wales Science and Engineering Award.

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Our academic, professional and technical staff are experts in these fields and share research interests and teaching commitments across all five disciplines.

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Electrical engineering is the design, building and maintenance of electrical control systems and equipment. Learn about what electrical engineers do, from harnessing the power of electricity to working with large-scale electrical systems

Our researchers have strong international reputations and work in a wide range of areas, from energy systems to systems and control and telecommunications. Discover our research groups and facilities at UNSW Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.

Welcome from the Head of School

The UNSW School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications is the largest school of its kind in Australia. It's international standing consistently attracts high calibre students from around Australia and globally.

Our education is internationally recognised for its quality and innovation, reflected in high student experience scores and teaching awards. Our academic, professional and technical staff are internationally renowned experts in their fields and offer the widest range of specialised elective courses and honours thesis or masters project topics nationally.

Our research has received the maximum 5-star rating of “well above world-class” in all Excellence in Research Australia evaluations: 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2018. Multiple university rankings list us as the top School for research in Australia and within the top 50 globally. We work closely with industry globally on dozens of cutting-edge projects that underpin and advance our technological society.

With $104M recently invested, we are now home to many cutting-edge laboratory facilities that are unique nationally and offer our students fantastic opportunities to develop as engineers.

As a school, we continue to offer a world-class, challenging and well-balanced learning environment that has produced excellent and valued engineering graduates since its inception.

- Professor Julien Epps
Head of School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications