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Play a part in finding better ways to power the modern world by learning the processes behind the production and distribution of electricity.
Electrical engineering at RMIT is about more than just learning the theories behind the discipline, it’s about being able to put those theories into practice in order to solve problems. You’ll learn the skills necessary to make useful products and provide quality services by spending time on experiments in laboratory classes, and designing projects.
Throughout the program you’ll learn to design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical systems. You’ll also work on systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation, and control of electric power and electronic systems used for a variety of domestic and industrial applications.
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.
You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
To ensure you graduate job-ready, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.
Why study electrical engineering at RMIT?
RMIT University is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering (electrical and electronic). Studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) at RMIT offers the following benefits:
- Prepare yourself for employment
With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you’ll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.
- Industry-relevant experience
You will have a number of opportunities for industry interaction during your studies including work placements and industry-based projects. Our teachers are experienced practitioners and we collaborate closely with industry to ensure our electrical engineering degree meets the needs of the workplace.
- A globally accredited qualification
As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia, and your qualification will be recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, the Washington Accord. These include the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. Combining and further developing the key theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for your field - as defined by Engineers Australia - you’ll work with industry leaders to solve a project challenge.
Before graduating from this program, you are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This 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.
As an RMIT engineering student, you’ll have opportunities to engage with industry from the beginning of your degree.
Through work placements, industry projects, internships, seminars and events, you’ll be in contact with industry every step of the way.
You’ll have the chance to do 12 weeks’ work experience, research projects in collaboration with industry and the opportunity to work overseas with leading organisations.
Electrical engineers work on the systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power systems. They drive the transition to alternative and renewable energy sources.
After graduating you may work in areas of industry 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 also help prepare you for management roles.
Graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including:
- AusNet Services
- United Energy
- Schneider Electric
- Robert Bosch
- Ford Australia
- Woodside Energy
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, and as an engineering student you’ll have a range of global opportunities.
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
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.