Introduction

Do you have a passion for electrical and electronic systems? Are you interested in building digital devices that transmit data across the world? Electrical engineers work with equipment ranging from heavy power generators to tiny computer chips. Their work contributes to almost every sector of society such as home theatre entertainment systems, mobile phones, digital cameras, televisions, jet engines, medical devices and power networks.

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses in Australia are highly sought after by both domestic and international students. Moreover, most of the top-ranked universities in Australia have the best infrastructural facilities, excellent faculty, and a significant placement record.   

Why study Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Australia?

  1. Latest technology and knowledge 

Australia is a very modern society which means it is usually one of the first places where new technology is available. Australian universities also have the latest teaching methods and content to keep up with the ever-changing world of electronics. 

  1. Highest employment rates and a very good salary

The starting salaries for engineering graduates at Australian companies are very generous. In addition, Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates have the highest employment rate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths graduates. 

  1. Stable growth:

Despite the global economic uncertainty caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, the future looks bright for electrical and electronic engineers as they play a central role in developing and testing the smart technologies and infrastructure set to power the global recovery. 

  1. Work for world-renowned employers

The top companies hiring for electrical and electronic engineers in Australia include Intel, Boeing Defence, Goodyear Engineered Products, Apple, and Google, to name a few. 

  1. Migration prospects

This occupation is on the Skills Priority List due to the national shortage and the strong future demand in all the Australian states.

Career outcomes after graduation

  • Electrical Engineer 
  • Protection and Automation Engineer 
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Systems Test Engineer 
  • Power Generation Plant Operator 

Course Options

  • Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering 
  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical 
  • Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) 
  • Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)  
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering 

Entry Requirements

  • For the Diploma course, normally applicants are required to have completed Year 12 or equivalent and attained an Academic IELTS score of 5.5 (with no individual band less than 5.0)  
  • For the Bachelor’s course, normally applicants are required to have completed Year 12 or a Diploma course and attained an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6) 
  • For the Master’s course, normally applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor’s degree and attained an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6) 

What courses might you study for your Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree in Australia?

  • Electrical Energy Conversion & Utilisation  
  • Electronic Circuits  
  • Advanced Electronic & Power Electronics Design  
  • Digital Signal Processing  
  • Electricity Market Operation and Security  
  • Computational Techniques in Electromagnetics  
  • Professional Engineering Project 
  • Robotics & Automation 

Professional Accreditation

Engineers Australia (EA) is the designated authority for assessing skills and competencies related to engineering occupations in Australia. There’s a list of some engineering programs in Australia which were accredited by EA to satisfy the Skill Assessment under the Australian Qualification pathway. 

Expected salary as a Electrical and Electronic Engineer in Australia

The medium base annual salary for a graduate mechanical engineer is AU$61,770. 

The most common annual salary for an experienced mechanical engineer is AU$109,787. 

(Statistics from Pay Scale)

School Recommendations

Diploma Level  

  • TAFE QLD – Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering 
  • TAFE NSW – Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering 

Bachelor’s Level 

  • Queensland University of Technology – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Aerospace) 
  • University of Queensland – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Biomedical Engineering) 
  • Griffith University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 
  • UNSW – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical Engineering)  
  • University of Sunshine Coast – Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours) 

Master’s Level  

  • University of Queensland – Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) 
  • Charles Darwin University – Master of Engineering (specializing in Electrical and Electronics Engineering) 
  • University of Southern Queensland – Master of Engineering Practice (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 
  • UNSW – Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)  
  • RMIT – Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 
  • Swinburne University of Technology – Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic) 

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