Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering is concerned with the design, research, development, planning, manufacture and management of systems and devices relying on electricity and light to transmit data and power which underpin modern economies and contribute to the quality of life. Many of these devices rely on the use of new information and computer-intensive technologies.

Employment is found throughout industry, in service industries, large industrial groups and small innovative private specialist firms.

An Electrical Engineer may be responsible for research, design, manufacture and operation of:
  • Communication systems; satellite, microwave, optical
  • Telecommunications
  • Broadcasting; television and radio
  • Solar energy conversion
  • Electric power generation and transmission
  • Computer networks
  • Microprocessors, instrumentation and consumer devices
  • Automatic control systems and robotics
  • Electronic and integrated circuits
  • Image processing systems
  • Electrical machines
  • Electromedical equipment and many other areas.
Studying Electrical Engineering at UNSW

The study of Electrical Engineering is primarily through the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW. The School offers a number of postgraduate programs. Please refer to the table below for a complete list.

Electrical Engineering can be studied as 

Specialisation Stream Type Stream
Electrical Engineering Specialisation ELECAS8621

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