Develop the skills and knowledge to help power the world
Are you captivated by the way electricity works and its potential to power billions of individuals, communities, societies and beyond? Electrical Engineers create, design and manage electricity to help power the world, looking at problems, physical phenomena and techniques of technological innovations. Electricity is essential to areas like health technology and climate change technology, so the world needs Electrical Engineers working on these tricky, curly problems we’re currently faced with.
From Wi-Fi to space exploration, Electrical Engineering is where it all started and it's critical to our future. When you study at UNSW you’ll study mathematical concepts and problem-solving skills you can apply to exciting new fields of technology, including robots, space projects and smartphone design. Plus, you’ll be empowered with the core skills and experience that so many sectors are searching for in the twenty-first century.
UNSW Engineering research leads the world in renewable energy, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, water resources, biomedical engineering and infrastructure. We’re ranked #1 in Australia and #33 globally for Electrical Engineering* producing job-ready graduates through hands-on degree programs. Benefit from industrial training, project-based learning, international opportunities and a diverse and supportive campus community.
Electrical Engineering is one of the most diverse disciplines of engineering, most of the time working alongside other areas of engineering. Our graduates have found careers in large private industrial groups such as BHP, Boeing Australia and Google. UNSW graduates are more likely to earn a higher-than-average income on top of being more attractive to potential employers.
Career options include:
*(QS World University Rankings [WUR], 2021)
Our specialised degree, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical Engineering) will provide you with strong skills and knowledge to enter the electrical engineering industry.
We offer a range of engineering program specialisations that can be undertaken in our Engineers Australia accredited degrees. You can study Electrical Engineering in the following undergraduate degrees/compatible degrees:
Supercharge your Electrical Engineering career with postgraduate study in:
Environment and Sustainability Engineering is the type of engineering that seeks to undo past damage to the planet and work with the natural environment to create a better future for humanity and the places we inhabit.
Renewable Energy Engineers explore ways to make the best use of renewable energy technologies like solar, wind, biomass, smart grids and photovoltaics, which is the use and manufacture of solar cells to power virtually anything electrical.
Chemical Engineering is essential for many things, like health technology advancements, clean water and climate change processes. Chemical Product Engineering is about understanding product function and performance, and how people use those products.