What will I learn?

Electrical engineers are needed wherever electrically powered tools, devices or systems need to be designed, manufactured or maintained, and these systems include systems that generate, transmit or distribute electrical energy; systems that acquire, process or deliver information; systems that automate processes and deliver services. Position yourself at the forefront of technology, with a popular degree that gives you a broad range of career options.

You will apply engineering theory to real-world challenges, becoming skilled in power systems, renewable energy, electronics, embedded systems, telecommunications, signal processing, automation and control, project management and systems engineering. Graduate career-ready by completing the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program and gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through a range of engagement activities such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, networking and events.

We’re one of Australia’s leading universities for Engineering research.1 Our leading researchers will be your teachers and everything you learn will be supported by the expertise and experience gained through our research excellence.

What you'll learn

In your first year you will develop a strong, general foundation in engineering, including computer programming, applied mathematics and physics. As your studies progress, you will learn about analog electronics, digital electronics, software development, embedded systems, computer networking, electrical machines, signal processing, control systems. Depending on your chosen major, you will also learn specialist topics in power systems and renewable energy, telecommunications, computer engineering, or optical engineering. Our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout your degree in real-world settings.

At least half of the honours year involves a major project. Armed with new knowledge and skills, using the latest design tools, and mentored by engineering academic staff, our honours students develop innovative products to advance technology.

Which department am I in?

UniSA STEM

CRICOS

081810F

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,900.00 (US$ 25,957) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Mawson Lakes Campus

Mawson Lakes Blvd,

MAWSON LAKES,

South Australia,

5095, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. Successful completion of High School Graduation Diploma. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

or

Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution

or

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Certificate IV or above

or

Work and life experience

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • TAFE SA
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About University of South Australia (UniSA)

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a globally recognised institution that is renowned for its research and academic excellence.

  • Ranked 25th in the top 50 universities under 50 (THE 2020)
  • Teaches over 200 degrees
  • UniSA Business is ranked in the top 1 per cent worldwide*
  • 5-stars plus rating for excellence by QS

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