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 at UNSW is primarily through the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. Please refer to the table below for a list of research programs available at UNSW.

Elec Eng / Biomedical Eng can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
1640 Electrical Engineering Research ELECKR1640

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Electrical Engineering can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
1001 Cotutelle Research ELECAR1001
1640 Electrical Engineering Research ELECAR1640
2645 Engineering Research ELECBR2645
2660 Electrical Engineering Research ELECAR2660

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