Electrical Engineering

Develop the skills and knowledge to help power the world

What is Electrical Engineering?

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.

Why study Electrical Engineering?

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.

Why choose UNSW?

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 #41 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.

What about careers?

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: 

  • Renewable energy
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Technologies
  • Mobile Networking
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Arts
  • Management
  • Consulting
  • Telecommunications
  • Biomedical

*(QS World University Rankings, 2023)

How can I study Electrical Engineering?