Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

 About Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) at UNSW

UNSW Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) is a four-year full-time degree that will set you up to work in one of the most in-demand industries today. Electrical engineers work on a range of everyday technologies. You can work in the design of household appliances, telecommunication systems, electrical power stations and satellite communications. Increasingly electrical engineers are working in the emerging field of microelectronics - the design and development of electrical systems and circuits in computers and mobile devices.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) offers in-depth study in telecommunications, photonics, systems and control, energy systems, microelectronics and signal processing. In this degree, you’ll develop expertise in the design, development, manufacturing and management of sophisticated hardware and software systems and reliable cost-effective devices.

When you study electrical engineering at UNSW’s School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, you’ll learn through a combination of design and lab work. This mix of theory and practical application lets you visualise concepts and then apply these ideas in a variety of real-life situations. Through this undergraduate degree, you’ll be empowered to analyse and diagnose problems and develop innovative solutions.

 Why Study Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) at UNSW 

UNSW’s School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications is the largest school of its kind in Australia. We’re part of the top engineering faculty in Australia and #38 in the world according to the latest 2019 QS World University Rankings.

We’re proud to welcome the best and brightest students from countries across the world bringing vibrancy and diversity to our classrooms. Our academic, professional and technical staff are internationally renowned experts in their fields. For the past three years, we’ve received a five-star rating for employability, teaching and research.

Benefits of studying with us:

  • Strong partnerships with industry in education, research, training and employment
  • Our innovative teaching is recognised by high student experience scores and many teaching awards
  • We offer the widest range of specialised elective courses and honours thesis/masters project topics nationally
  • We’ve recently invested $104 million into cutting-edge laboratories that are nationally unique and allow students to put their learning to the test
  • We have a range of specialised Electrical Engineering facilities including computer laboratories, the Signal Procession and Systems Laboratory, the Hardware Design Project Laboratory, the High Voltage Laboratory and other highly specialised laboratories our students can use
  • A flexible first-year program consisting of a wide choice of electives and five core courses in Maths, Physics, Engineering, Design and Computing
  • $3 million in scholarships provided each year
  • Student exchange opportunities are available for over 200 universities around the word

Gain Practical Training & Accreditation

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree is globally recognised and is accredited by Engineers Australia and acknowledged by the Washington Accord. Part of the degree involves applying your skills through 60 days of approved industrial training in Australia or overseas.

ChallEng Yourself to Make a Difference

When you study at UNSW Engineering you can take part in ChallEng, real-world, project-based learning initiatives. This award-winning program is made up of Vertically Integrated Projects, The Maker Games, Student Projects and Social Impact. You’ll connect with students, academics and industry to develop sought-after technical and professional skills for your future career as an engineering professional.

Many of the ChallEng projects are eligible for Academic Credit. You can get hands-on with an industry partner to design and build a prototype through The Maker Games or help solve a problem for a community in need through initiatives like Engineering World Health or Impact Engineering. Our student projects bring together multidisciplinary teams to achieve competition goals through projects including Redback Racing or Flight Labs UNSW.

Your Career Opportunities 

This degree offers many exciting and rewarding career paths, with electrical engineers in high demand in many areas. Electronic, electrical, and computing engineers find better-paying jobs faster than other graduates according to recent data, with 78% securing a full-time job within four months of graduating.

Graduates can pursue careers in industries and sectors including:

  • Entertainment
  • Transport
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Health
  • Government
  • Mining

What Our Graduates Say 

"In order to succeed in business you don’t need to know a lot of financial jargon or memorise business principles. You need to be practical, quick with numbers and concepts, and curious about how the world around you works. These are all things which I learned studying engineering at UNSW. "

- Aiden Rohde, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) 2014