Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

About Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) is a unique five-year full-time integrated degree where you’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Master of Engineering (BE ME) in Electrical Engineering. 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.

This unique hybrid degree at Australia’s top-ranking Engineering faculty promotes flexibility and choice during the structure of the degree by offering a large range of elective courses. This degree is designed to provide you with the sought-after skills of creative problem solving, analytical and critical thinking, independent learning and interpersonal communication skills. Your study will give you in depth and discipline specific knowledge to help you get ahead in your future career.

When you study electrical engineering at UNSW 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. The Electrical Engineering specialisation includes an extensive research component to ensures students are armed with practical and analytical skills.

In this degree you’ll gain electrical engineering disciplinary and advanced disciplinary knowledge. You can choose electives from several sub-disciplines of electrical engineering. This allows you to obtain deep understanding in one discipline, or a breadth of knowledge through a multidisciplinary approach to choosing your electives. Lastly, this degree provides a solid postgraduate study component for electrical engineers to upgrade their skills and further their knowledge.

Why Study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) at UNSW?

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) is taught through the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. The school is the largest 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.

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
  • 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
  • $3 million in scholarships provided each year
  • Student exchange opportunities available for over 200 universities around the word

Gain Practical Training & Accreditation

The globally recognised Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree 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.

Industrial Training

Your Career Opportunities

This degree offers many exciting and rewarding career paths, with Electrical Engineers in high demand in many areas. Electrical Engineers with this postgraduate level of skill are positioned to work with rapidly expanding technologies such as Quantum Engineering or Telecommunications due to the broad nature of this degree. You’ll graduate with a vast breadth of knowledge across many intricate levels of Electrical Engineering. 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