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. The School offers a four year full-time undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering). Combined degree programs, "fast-track" programs to a Masters degree, postgraduate and research studies are also available.

Electrical Engineering can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3707 Engineering (Honours) Major ELECAH3707
3731 BE ME Electrical Engineering Major ELECE13731
3736 BE (Hons) ME Elec Eng Major ELECBH3736
3761 Adv Math (Hons) / Eng (Hons) Major ELECAH3761
3762 AdvSci(Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major ELECAH3762
3763 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major ELECAH3763
3764 Engineering (Hons)/Commerce Major ELECAH3764
3765 Engineering (Honours) / Law Major ELECAH3765
3766 Music / Engineering (Honours) Major ELECAH3766
3767 Engineering (Hons) / Science Major ELECAH3767
3768 Eng (Hons) / MBiomedE Major ELECAH3768
3769 Music (Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major ELECAH3769
3772 Engineering(Hons)/Computer Sci Major ELECAH3772
3785 Engineering (Hons) / Comp Sci Major ELECAH3785
3961 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major ELECAH3961

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