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Melbourne City and Bundoora
In this program you’ll study fundamental knowledge and principles in the general field of electrical and electronic engineering.
This includes generation, distribution and application of electrical energy, and design and control of electrical and electronic devices and systems to power and automate modern living, and to improve quality of life for individuals and communities.
You will have a wide range of options to specialise in various sub-areas of electrical and electronic engineering, including:
- generation, distribution and conversion of electrical energy
- control systems
- analogue and digital electronics
- power electronics
- communications and network engineering
- computer engineering and embedded systems
- audiovisual and biomedical signal processing
- sensors and measurement technologies
- biomedical electronics and engineering.
While electrical engineers devise solutions to generate and use electrical power efficiently and cleanly, electronic engineers design, implement and maintain electronic devices and systems, from amplifiers and stereos, to communication devices, systems and networks, defence systems, and medical instruments and equipment used in hospitals.
As an electrical and electronic engineer, you’ll design and develop electrical systems for the generation, distribution and control of electric power, as well as electronic systems used for computing, communications, industry and entertainment. You’ll also boost productivity in industries such as agriculture, mining and manufacturing by improving the drive and control systems in transport, and designing robots and automated tools.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You'll work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
Electrical and electronic engineering graduates design and make electrical and electronic products or install and maintain business systems.
Universities and governments require engineers to maintain and improve their electrical and electronic technologies.
Other roles exist in power plants, auto-electronics for the car industry, defence and research.
You could also run your own business in your chosen specialisation.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Gain hands-on skills in electrical and electronic engineering
Learn how electricity and electronics work and how to build and maintain devices.