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Understand the processes behind the production and distribution of electricity to find better ways to utilise electrical power to meet the demands of modern living.
Electrical engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical systems. They work on systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power and electronic systems used for computing, communications and other industrial applications.
Electrical engineering at RMIT is about more than learning the theories behind the discipline; it’s also about being able to put those theories into practice to solve problems by making useful products and providing quality services. You’ll learn to do this by spending time on experiments in laboratory classes and designing projects.
You’ll develop high-level technical and design skills and focus on a specialist area such as energy conversion, power systems or high-voltage equipment.
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.
After graduating you may work in industries such as:
- power generation and distribution
- mining and resources
- industrial systems design
- consumer product design
- process control industries
- electrified transportation
Work opportunities are available in Australia and overseas, designing and supervising projects to implement new technologies in small and large organisations.
The leadership skills you learn from project work will prepare you for management roles.
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 between 6 and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Put theory into practice with hands-on projects
Beyond understanding the processes behind the production and distribution of electricity, you'll put theories into practice to solve problems by making useful products and providing quality services.