What will I learn?

Electrical Engineering focuses on electrical and electronic devices and systems, computer systems, telecommunications, control and electrical power engineering. Electrical engineers play a vital role in renewable energy generation, heavy industry and manufacturing installations, robotics and automation, mining and electrical power distribution.

Electrical engineers are highly sought after for their expertise in the development and application of sustainable electrical and electronic systems across a wide range of sectors.

This degree

You will study a common first year allowing you to learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. The common first year provides you with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids. You then focus on your chosen major study from second year.

Your degree includes a 12-week hands-on industry placement. You may gain credit for relevant work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in our Professional Options Program.

Engineers work in a variety of industries, for example: construction, mining, resources, aeronautical, electronics, engineering management, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, aerospace, water resource management, robotics and manufacturing, railroad and shipbuilding.

What you will study

In the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Electrical Engineering you will study subjects that will give you the specialist knowledge you need to move into the industry including:

Electricity generation and distribution (including renewable energy)
Electrical power quality
Machines and drives
Power electronics
Control systems

You can choose to specialise in any of the following sub-disciplines:

Control Engineering ' focuses on integrated sensors and control systems
Electronics Engineering ' focuses on semi-conductors and electronic components in the design and development of engineering systems
Power Engineering ' dealing with the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

From second year you also have the option to complete a double major, combining two engineering disciplines. Available double major combinations include:

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering

Career opportunities

Biomedical Engineer

Computer Architect

Computer Systems Engineer

Civil Engineer

Construction Manager

Electronics Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Materials Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Mining Engineer

Network Engineer

Production Engineer

Security Engineer

Software Engineer

Structural Engineer

Systems Analyst

Telecommunications Engineer

Transport Engineer

Water Quality Manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,536.00 (US$ 26,784) per year
AUD $150,144 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $18,768

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 70, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 54 (Reading and Writing 54, Speaking and Listening 47).

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

About University of Wollongong

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