Electrical Engineering encompasses research, design, development, manufacturing and management of complex systems for many different uses. Think about the infrastructure that allows you to call anywhere in the world on your mobile. Or the electricity wires that connect your house to the power grid. Study Electrical Engineering and you will never be out of a job. This degree focuses on design, development, manufacturing and management of complex hardware and software systems, and reliable cost-effective devices. This involves the use of new information and computer-intensive technologies. Key courses include telecommunications, photonics, systems and control, energy systems, microelectronics and signal processing. To get you work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60 days of approved industry training.

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Indicative Enrolments



  • Energy Systems
  • Microsystems
  • Photonics
  • Systems and Control
  • Signal Processing
  • Wireless and Data Networks

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Students have the option to undertake a double degree - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)/Bachelor Engineering Science (Mechatronic Engineering), program code 3773, by applying for an Internal Program Transfer (IPT) after commencing study.

Career opportunities

  • Electronics
  • Quantum computing
  • Networking
  • Power distribution
  • Robots and control

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1; Physics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


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.

Alternative entry or pathways

The Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) is a possible alternative admission pathway for the admission of domestic undergraduate students to UNSW Faculty of Engineering degree programs (including the BSc Computer Science and the BSc Food Science (Hons), who do not meet the published Guaranteed Entry selection rank requirement of 93.00. Visit the FEAS page for more info.

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