Electronic and telecommunications engineering

Electronic and telecommunications engineers develop innovative technology, the devices and systems we use every day. We drive connectivity and the Internet of Things to make the world more liveable.

Electronics and telecommunications are all around us and are increasingly becoming more important in our everyday lives. 

Browsing information on your laptops, tablets or smartphones, anywhere and instantly, has been made possible because of the ongoing work of electronic and telecommunications engineers.

From developing increasingly smaller nano-electronics powering your smart devices, to connecting people and objects via the Internet of Things and increasing internet speed, our engineers are constantly improving, maintaining and updating the latest technology in this growing area.

At RMIT, you’ll learn about the latest advances in this technology in a hands-on way via industry projects and internships. Our programs are directly advised by industry to ensure they prepare our students for the modern work world.

You’re in good hands at RMIT, which ranks in the top 150 universities globally for Electrical and Electronic engineering education (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021).

Our graduates find jobs working on maintaining, updating, designing or improving electronic and telecommunications technology for major industries such as broadband and mobile operators, the defence industry, manufacturing, health and other educational and government organisations.

 

Professor James Scott — Associate Dean Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering Professor James Scott — Associate Dean Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering

What is electronic and telecommunications engineering?

Electronic engineering students

Electronic engineering involves the design and operation of electronic devices that use components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits and logic circuits, in a wide variety of equipment and systems such as smartphones, tablets, medical equipment, radar, navigation aids, vehicle stability control, whitegoods and space exploration equipment.

Telecommunication engineering explores the way information is collected and distributed. It uses a wide range of communications technologies, including optical fibre and wireless systems (such as 4G/5G mobile and Wi-fi), the Internet, cable systems, and satellite communications.

Our courses

Study electronic or telecommunications engineering and design novel solutions to serve our connected lifestyle. Electronic and telecommunication devices are everywhere and drive our digital world.

Research

Electronic and telecommunications engineering is the most rapidly advancing field of engineering. From nano-scale devices to 5G mobile telecommunications, it has a massive impact on our way of life. 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.