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What will I learn?

If it’s a smart device – phone, watch or TV – electronics engineers have played a role in its design, development and testing. Electronic circuits, microprocessors and controllers underpin most of the technologies that drive contemporary global industries, from manufacturing and power generation to transport, health, telecommunications and resource management. And as the world becomes increasingly connected, demand for highly skilled, visionary electronics engineers will only continue to grow.

This degree will consolidate, build on, and enhance the theoretical and practical grounding you gained in your undergraduate studies, and prepare you for a career as an electronics engineer. It will refine your technical and practical skills, and give you in-depth knowledge in both analogue and digital electronics.


  • You’ll gain an understanding of systems engineering – the process of designing a system, or components of a system, to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  • You’ll develop a comprehensive, theory-based understanding of mathematics, computing and advanced electronic engineering, and you’ll learn how to apply that knowledge to contemporary research and development (R&D) problems in electronics and related fields.
  • You’ll learn how to synthesise and apply established theories to the design, analysis, operation and performance of electrical components, circuits and electronic systems.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to design, implement, test, deploy and consider the long-term maintenance of an electronic circuit or system that would typically be found in industrial R&D settings.
  • You’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities, including our new cutting-edge engineering laboratories and learning spaces that have been purpose built for collaboration and cross-disciplinary learning.
  • You’ll gain skills and training in areas that are sought after by employers, including project management, interpersonal communication, business practice, documentation, sustainability, product life cycle, social and ethical constraints and responsibilities.
  • You’ll be taught by active researchers in this field, which means that cutting-edge research is integrated into the units they teach.
  • This degree meets the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Engineering competency standards.
  • Your learning will be enhanced by our location in Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.

Career Opportunities


  • Automotive electrical engineer
  • Consultant
  • Electronics engineer
  • Electronics designer
  • Electronics manufacturer
  • Electronics repairer
  • Information technology manager
  • Precision manufacturer
  • Project manager
  • Telecommunications engineer


  • Consultancies
  • Energy companies
  • Engineering firms
  • Global and local manufacturers
  • Government agencies
  • Technological firms
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Transport companies
  • Water and resource management companies

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,500.00 (20,40,261) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; GPA of (5.00 out of 7.00) or (3.00 out of 4.00) or overseas equivalents; Recent successful completion of specified prerequisite units at tertiary level.

For international students

AQF level 7 bachelor's engineering technologists qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.


PTE Academic: 58

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Macquarie University

Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, students discover passions and pursue career goals at a global leader in tertiary education.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities
  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes