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Combine technical ability with an entrepreneurial approach to extend your career possibilities in electrical and electronic engineering.
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 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’ll 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 and drives
- communications and network engineering
- computer engineering and embedded systems
- audio signal processing
- image processing
- biomedical signal processing
- sensors and measurement technologies
- biomedical electronics and engineering
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.