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Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical)

Course Overview

With rapid transformation occurring across industries and a greater emphasis on green technologies, electrical engineers are set to play a vital role in building our future society.

Electrical engineers design, develop, install and maintain systems in areas as diverse as computer systems, power systems, electronics and telecommunications. They also deal with computer architecture, digital communications, embedded systems, instrumentation, lasers, microelectronics, microwaves and antennas, optical communications, satellite mobile communications, signal processing and systems design.

As an electrical engineering graduate, you will have the opportunity to positively contribute to many of today's challenges including climate change, environmental preservation, sustainability, renewable energy generation and healthcare.

Electrical engineering programs provide the scientific, mathematical and engineering foundations required to design systems across diverse areas like satellite communications, high-performance computing, telecommunications, signal processing, energy generation and biomedical engineering.

The majors that best align with the Electrical Engineering stream are:

  • Computer
  • Internet of Things
  • Power
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Intelligent Information Engineering (available from 2020)

Course Requirements

To meet requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical), a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:

  1. A minimum of 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;
  2. The Professional Engagement Program (PEP). Details of the requirements of PEP can be found on the FEIT Student Portal;
  3. A minimum of 108 credit points from the Electrical Stream Core Table, including all required units; and
  4. A minimum of 48 credit points of additional units from the Electrical Stream Specialist Table, including satisfying any additional requirements specified for the Specialist Table.
  5. A maximum of 12 credit points of general electives may be taken.

For a standard enrolment plan for Electrical Engineering visit CUSP (