Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

About Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) 

The UNSW Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) is a two-year postgraduate degree in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. Upon completion of this degree, you’ll become accredited for a career in the booming telecommunications industry.    

 Through work integrated learning and access to world-leading research, facilities and academics, you’ll explore a broad range of areas that will support your career opportunities, including:   

  • Electrical engineering 
  • Communication systems 
  • Signal processing 
  • Project management 
  • Computer science 
  • Renewable energy 
  • Industrial and process control 
  • Telecommunications networks  

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

You’ll graduate with the Master of Engineering as an accredited engineer. The program is designed for students who have either completed a non-accredited engineering degree or the equivalent of the first three years of an accredited engineering degree.  

With flexibility at its core, you can shape your studies to suit your work and lifestyle.  

Why Study Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) 

When you study the Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) at UNSW, you’ll join a world-renowned engineering faculty and the largest electrical and telecommunications engineering school in Australia.    

 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 hands-on experience using the latest industry technology
  • You’ll join a community where diverse perspectives and entrepreneurship are celebrated, giving you opportunities to take part in innovative projects and world-leading research

Gain Practical Training & Accreditation     

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

Your Career Opportunities     

The telecommunications industry is developing rapidly and demand for graduates is growing. Through hands-on experience with the latest technology in the sector at UNSW you’ll graduate ready to leap into a successful career as a professional engineer.   

In Australia, demand for telecommunications engineers has been boosted by nation-wide infrastructure projects like the NBN. Technological advancements like 5G will boost your employment opportunities internationally. 

As an engineer in the telecommunications sector, you could work for:    

  • Telecommunications providers like iiNet or Skype 
  • Major equipment and device manufacturers such as Cisco, Apple or Huawei 
  • A wide range of tech start-up companies, like Airhop Communications, Cloudscaling, Devicescape or UNSW's own Zedelef.