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Learn how electricity and electronics work and how to build and maintain devices, while being entrepreneurial in your engineering activities.
You’ll study fundamental knowledge and principles in the general field of electrical and electronic engineering, which underpin generation, distribution and application of electrical energy. You’ll learn about 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’ll also develop knowledge and skills that are vital to managerial capabilities in the global business environment and learn how to be entrepreneurial in your engineering activities.
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.
As an electrical and electronic engineer, you will 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 will 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.
Electrical and electronic engineering at RMIT is about more than learning the theories behind the disciplines. It is also about being able to put those theories into practice to solve problems by making useful products and providing quality services, via laboratory and project-based learning.
Business entrepreneurship in this program will cover the organisation and its financial management, entrepreneurship, marketing principles, commercial law, logistics and business information systems in both global and small or medium-size business context.
Why double up?
You will enhance your engineering design/project activities especially in the final two years of the degree by using business and entrepreneurial techniques to be innovative and creative in your design projects. As a graduate you’ll be better prepared to develop new products and/or start new businesses.
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.
The major individual project that you’ll undertake in the final year of your studies can be either industry-based or simulate an industrial situation.
You will 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 fourth year of the program.
Electrical and electronic engineering graduates design and make electrical and electronic products, or install and maintain systems for businesses.
Universities and governments also 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 in the research sector.
As a graduate of the double degree program, you will be better prepared to develop new products and/or start new businesses.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. Accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.
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
Be an entrepreneur in electrical and electronic engineering
In this double degree program, you'll learn how electricity and electronics work and how to build and maintain devices. You'll also learn how to be entrepreneurial in your engineering activities.