Overview

Electrical engineering is built on a foundation of mathematics, computer science and physical science. During your degree, you will study subjects such as computational problem-solving, programming, mathematics, physics, data structures, signals and systems, communications, surveillance, and radar and computer engineering. You will spend at least 60 days gaining practical experience in the workplace and undertake a capstone research project in your final year.

Program Code

4471

UAC Code

450060

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Why choose this degree?

A degree in Electrical Engineering provides you with high-level project management skills, as well as engineering expertise to give you the skills to practise as an electrical engineer. Your degree will be accredited with Engineers Australia, which qualifies you to work as an engineer as soon as you graduate.

Who should choose this degree?

With this degree you could work in the space or telecommunications industries, or with large industrial groups in fields ranging from steelmaking to mobile phone manufacturing. You could also work with specialist firms making hi-tech biomedical or internet products, or service industries, new technology firms, manufacturing and transport.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Aircraft electronics engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Electrical and mechanical engineer
  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Roles in space or telecommunications industries
  • Engineer in diverse industries, from steelmaking to mobile phone manufacturing
  • Consultant in service industries, new technology firms, manufacturing and transport

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Engineers Australia

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics; Physics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

ATAR + DFR entry

2019 Guaranteed Entry

N/A

2018 A Levels

A Levels + DFR entry

2018 IB Diploma

IB Diploma + DFR entry

2018 QLD OP

OP + DFR entry

Additional selection criteria

Undergraduate entry to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is open to Australian residents who are members of the Australian Defence Force and selected members of overseas Armed Forces. Trainee Officers are selected by one of the three services (Navy, Army or Airforce) in the Australian Defence Force and must also meet academic entry requirements for UNSW Canberra at ADFA. Applying for ADFA is a dual application process. As selection for the Australian Defence Force is a competitive process, which can take up to 12 months, it is preferable that you apply to Defence Force Recruiting in Year 11. Visit this site for more information on both application processes.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

The Australian Defence Force covers tuition fees for defence students.

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