This major sits within the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
Rapid advances in electronic communication, the ‘internet of things’, and renewable and sustainable energy offer abundant career opportunities in electrical and computer engineering.
You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the concepts that underpin electrical and computer engineering, before choosing one of the specialisations below.
In your final year you’ll undertake a major research or design project and complete 12 weeks of professional practice.
With fossil fuels being a finite resource, it is vital that we harness alternative sources of electrical energy, such as solar and wind.
This stream will help you address the challenges in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. It covers topics such as smart grids, distribution systems and the integration of renewable energy.
Electronics and Communications
Society has an increasing demand for intelligent transportation systems, mobile broadband access, remote operations and tactile internet – the next evolution of the internet of things.
This stream will help you address challenges facing telecommunication systems, to enable fast and reliable communication anywhere and anytime.
Our world is increasingly characterised by intelligent devices that contain embedded systems. These systems enable a computer to control another computer, monitor it or provide it with sophisticated functionality.
In this stream, you will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of embedded systems, sensors and electronic design.
How this course will make you industry ready
- An Industry Advisory Board provides input to this course to ensure it matches current industry needs and expectations.
- In your final year, you will undertake a two-semester research and design capstone project that will demonstrate your abilities. Y
- You will also complete 480 hours of exposure to professional engineering practice to prepare you for the work environment.
What jobs can the Electrical and Computer Engineering lead to?
- Electrical engineer
- Electrical power engineer
- Electronics engineer
- Communications engineer
- Embedded systems engineer
- Medical systems engineer
- Network controller
- Power systems engineer
- Systems engineer
- Application engineering
- Computer hardware design
- Electronic systems
- Fibre optics and mobile communications
- Software development
- Solar and renewable energy
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental science, mathematics, data analytics, information science, and computing underpinning the broad field of engineering, GC1
- Solve complex electrical and computer engineering problems of industrial and societal significance through the application of discipline-specific and integrated bodies of knowledge, design and sustainability principles, GC1
- Make decisions related to the design and implementation of solutions to engineering problems in a safe, ethical and climate-responsible manner adhering to legal and professional standards and through respectful partnerships with local First Peoples and other diverse cultures as globally responsible citizens, GC4, GC5
- Apply systems thinking for innovative solutions to global electrical and computer engineering challenges, discern knowledge and undertake applied research in a discipline of electrical engineering, GC2
- Select and use current and emerging technologies to develop and communicate effective and innovative engineering solutions to complex problems, GC3
- Demonstrate lifelong learning habits, teamwork and leadership abilities, and project management skills, and the ability to identify opportunities for career-wide professional growth, necessary for advancing a career in engineering and beyond, GC6