Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

About Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)  

The UNSW Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) is a two-year postgraduate degree in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. Designed for students with a Bachelor of Engineering, you’ll gain accreditation for a career in the future of the electrical engineering industries.  

You’ll gain work experience and explore a broad range of areas that will support your success as an engineering graduate, including:  

  • Electrical and electronic engineering  
  • Renewable energy  
  • Power systems 
  • Power generation 
  • Signal processing 
  • Control systems 
  • Project management  

You’ll deepen your knowledge in electrical engineering and broaden your hands-on experience as part of a faculty that champions entrepreneurship and diversity. As part of a world-renowned engineering faculty, you’ll take part in work that drives solutions for a better world.  

To study the Master of Engineering, you need a four-year equivalent engineering degree with a minimum 65% average in electrical engineering or similar.    

Why Study Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)  

When you study electrical engineering at UNSW, you’ll join a world-renowned engineering faculty and the largest electrical engineering school in Australia. UNSW Engineering consistently ranks as a top engineering faculty in Australia and globally, placing #38 in the 2019-2020 QS World University Rankings.   

The benefits of studying with the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW are vast and include:   

  • Our research has received the maximum 5-star rating as “well above world-class” by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) evaluations 
  • We’re ranked as the top school for research in Australia and within the top 50 globally
  • We’ve recently invested $104m into unique laboratory facilities, meaning you gain experience with cutting edge technology and world-leading research
  • You’ll join a community where diverse perspectives and entrepreneurship are celebrated, giving you opportunities to take part in innovative projects and research   

Gain Practical Training & Accreditation    

The Master of Engineering degree is globally recognised and is accredited by Engineers Australia and acknowledged by the Washington Accord. This degree includes a practical component where you’ll apply your knowledge in practical settings through 60 days of approved industrial training in Australia or overseas.  

Your Career Opportunities     

Electrical Engineers are highly skilled professionals and the demand for your knowledge and skills will mean you have diverse opportunities for work, across Australia and internationally.  

As you study with the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, we’ll work with you to create bespoke development programs that are tailored to your goals. Your hands-on experience as part of your practical component will set you up to pursue roles that interest you in the following sectors:  

  • Energy systems 
  • Control systems 
  • Electricity, gas, water and waste services 
  • Professional, scientific and technical services 
  • Microsystems 
  • Photonics 
  • Transport  
  • Manufacturing 
  • Construction