Electrical Engineering students

UNSW School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications undertakes a breadth of research activities, making us one of the largest postgraduate schools in Australia. As a world leader in research across several areas, our researchers have an international reputation within their field of expertise.

Our research centres and groups strengthen our interdisciplinary research capabilities by connecting our leading researchers across the school. We work closely with our industry partners and various government bodies to translate groundbreaking research into innovative solutions that help solve the world’s most complex problems.

Our school’s reputation as a research powerhouse is evident through securing national competitive grants such as the Australia Research Council (ARC) grants and Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA). Other sources of research funding include various state and federal government bodies, industry and major private organisations.

Research groups

Our research groups work across four key disciplines: energy systems, microsystems, telecommunications and systems and controls. Our experts are making a big impact in their research field.


At UNSW Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, we are committed to providing the best learning, teaching and research environment. We continue to invest in world-class facilities to support our academics and students in driving innovative research.

Research grants & funding

UNSW Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications research receives significant funding from the Australian Research Council, industry and government each year.

Postgraduate research

The school's research activities are supported by students undertaking a PhD and Masters by Research degree programs. Research programs provide opportunities for qualified students to undertake courses of advanced study across their specialised research areas.


Undergraduate research opportunities

UNSW Engineering offers undergraduate students a variety of opportunities to gain experience in cutting-edge research, beyond their thesis. By offering these opportunities, more than 85% of undergraduates enrich their education through engaging in frontline, academic-led research.

Find a research supervisor

If you’re considering a future in research but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered. Our helpful database of research supervisors will make it simpler to find the right academic to guide your journey. Search our list of UNSW Engineering postgraduate research supervisors and familiarise yourself with our postgraduate research programs.

Centres & institutes

Our research centres and institutes are internationally recognised for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. Discover our research hubs, cooperative centres and other initiatives relating to electrical engineering and telecommunications.