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Electrical and Electronic Engineering
MJRH-ELELE

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Undergraduate major

Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering before focusing on the stream that interests you.

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  • Qualification
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major (BEng Hons)
  • Credit
    600
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Outline

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Qualify sooner

Start working as a professional engineering graduate in just four years.

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia for a professional engineer.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

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Rapid advances in electronic communication, the ‘internet of things’, and renewable and sustainable energy offer abundant career opportunities in electrical and electronic engineering.

You'll gain a thorough understanding of the concepts that underpin electrical and electronic 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.

Power Systems

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.

Embedded Systems

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.

See our handbook for more course information.

Double degree options
You can study a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) with
a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics, Computer Science or Data Science.

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.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer Washington Accord.

This course has been formally endorsed by the Naval Shipbuilding College.

Career information

Careers

  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical power engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Communications engineer
  • Embedded systems engineer
  • Medical systems engineer
  • Network controller
  • Power systems engineer
  • Systems engineer

Industries

  • Application engineering
  • Computer hardware design
  • Electronic systems
  • Fibre optics and mobile communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Software development
  • Solar and renewable energy

Further study

What you'll learn

  • communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through the development of appropriate plans and reports
  • identify and use suitable technologies to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some intellectual independence
  • demonstrate self-discipline, self-management skills, personal responsibility and the ability to set learning and achievement goals
  • work effectively in teams with global, international and environmentally responsible perspectives
  • recognise the impact of cultural diversity in the implementation engineering works of projects
  • demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practice in the context of engineering projects
  • develop and apply fundamental theoretical and technical knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems in an engineering discipline
  • demonstrate development of advanced knowledge and understanding in an engineering discipline
  • apply knowledge using realistic, practical and analytical approaches to problem-solving, design and research

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm, except Tues: 9.30am – 4.30pm (AWST). Closed public holidays.
  • Curtin course code: MJRH-ELELE
  • Last updated on: 24/09/2022