Electrical Engineering - ELECBS8338

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Electrical Eng and Telecommunications

Contact: School

Program: 8338 - Engineering Science


Master of Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

Postgraduate study in Electrical Engineering allows students to consolidate a specialisation degree, change direction to a new area of engineering or accelerate towards careers in R&D. There are two Masters specialisations – Electrical Engineering, and Systems and Control.

The Electrical Engineering specialisation within the Master of Engineering Science is underpinned by the attainment of disciplinary and advanced disciplinary knowledge, and the undertaking of an enquiry-based learning component. This stream offers electives across several sub-disciplines of electrical engineering, allowing students the option of obtaining a good depth of knowledge in one discipline, or a breadth of knowledge by adopting a multidisciplinary approach when choosing their electives. The stream provides a solid postgraduate program for electrical engineers wishing to upgrade their skills or further their knowledge.


Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average.*

*NOTE: The minimum average required for entry is as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. For entry details (particularly for South Asian students) please click here.

Stream Structure

Disciplinary Courses: 24-30 UOC

Choose 24-30 UOC from the following lists:


Energy Systems

Signal Processing

Control Systems

Advanced Disciplinary Courses: 24-30 UOC

Choose 24-30 UOC from the following lists:

Research-related Courses: 18 UOC


Students may substitute:
for GSOE9010 Eng PG Coursework Res Skills if they have advanced standing for their undergraduate research project.

Electives: 24 UOC

At least 6 UOC to be chosen from the approved Engineering & Technical Management (ETM) course list .

The remainder of electives may be chosen from disciplinary or advanced disciplinary courses from this specialisation, or another specialisation within the Master of Engineering Science program subject to students being sufficiently prepared by way of prior learning.

Exemptions or Advanced Standing

Exemptions and advanced standing rules for the stream follow the program rules. A student may apply for exemptions. Students with a four year honours degree (for example in Electrical Engineering) may obtain a maximum of 48 UOC of exemptions. Full details are noted on the program handbook page.

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