Studying at UNSW School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications is a great choice for your future. You’ll be joining the largest engineering school in Australia with more than 60 years of teaching experience. Choose from the widest range of engineering degree specialisations in the country and build the path to your future career.

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.


We offer a comprehensive undergraduate program of international standing with industry accreditation. Our students develop good communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively on complex systems and tasks.  

Postgraduate programs enhance your career prospects by providing essential specialist knowledge. We work at the forefront of the field in consultation with industry partners and key stakeholders. Discover full-time or part-time study options, alongside leading researchers with strong links to industry.

Advance your understanding and develop innovative ideas through a combination of critical and creative activities, along with disciplined methods of inquiry. Make a global impact, produce world-first insights or refine theoretical ideas while working with industry experts and academics.  

Future Students  

We provide you with career-focused degrees in an inclusive and supportive environment. From industrial training in multi-national companies to educational opportunities overseas, UNSW Engineering equips you with the skills and knowledge to make an impact and a difference.   

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GIE Club

Girls in Engineering Club

High school girls are invited to join a fun and inspiring community of people interested in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).  Explore the diverse fields of engineering with access to regular events, engaging workshops and monthly challenges.  

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Industrial Training

Industrial training provides a Work Integrated Learning placement for UNSW Engineering Students in an Engineers Australia (EA) accredited degree. Our program ensures you graduate with a minimum of 60 days real on-the-job experience.

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Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications is arguably the origin of most high technology as we know it today. Based on fundamental principles from mathematics and physics, electrical engineering covers a vast range of fields that you can explore.

Our degrees are grounded in problem-solving and practical skills ranging from big machinery to small circuits, led by world-renowned lecturers and leading researchers in the field. Find out more about where this fulfilling career path can take you and what you need to know to study with us.  

Every year, with the support of industry partners, we offer a range of prizes to reward students for their outstanding work and achievements. Check out eligibility criteria and the options available for you to strive for throughout your academic journey.

We support our students with an extensive scholarship program for both undergraduates and postgraduates. These engineering scholarships are awarded on the basis on academic achievement, personal circumstances and/or financial need.

Explore the Humanitarian Engineering projects on offer in The UNSW ChallENG Program. We work to provide disadvantaged individuals and communities with engineering solutions that improve lives and livelihoods.