Complete the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) - Science program from the University of Newcastle in just five years – deepen your technical skills with comprehensive physics courses which are available in the Bachelor of Science. Physics is fundamental to engineering and a deeper knowledge of this science can help you solve more complex engineering problems. 

About

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) - Science programme from University of Newcastle trains engineers capable of solving the greatest global challenges. As an electrical engineer you can help develop precision agriculture technology to increase food production efficiency, refine aircraft electrical systems and even build smart grid systems to help manage alternative energy resources. 

Or, like our team of researchers, you could develop medical technology such as the artificial pancreas.

What is electrical engineering? 

Electrical engineering involves fields such as electronics, computer systems, telecommunications, bioengineering, control, robotics and electrical power engineering. Electrical engineers design and build systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life.

Why study with us?

  • Real-world insights: connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
  • Hands-on practical experience: build vital professional networks and hands-on industry experience with 12 weeks of professional practice throughout your degree.
  • Travel the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia. You can even start while you’re studying with international exchanges and scholarships available.

Career opportunities

Electrical engineers are employed in utilities, industry, manufacturing, consulting services and electronic design and development. Graduates might focus on electronics engineering. They could specialise in automation and control engineering, or they may work in robotic engineering or power generation and distribution. Average starting salaries for engineers are great – more than $80,000 per annum.

Electrical engineering is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:

  • telecommunications equipment designer
  • electrical design engineer
  • automatic systems designer
  • robotics engineer
  • biomedical instrumentation designer
  • renewable energy systems engineer

Remarkably, engineering is the most commonly held degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs – the CEOs of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 144 months
  • Credits
    400 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Digital and Computer Electronics
  • Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 
  • Advanced Physics 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS Provider 00109J 

  • Admission to the undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) - Science
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