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.
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.
See our handbook for more course information.
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 Electronic Engineering Major (BEng Hons) 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
- 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
- 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