School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers undergraduate and postgraduate study in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications and Computer Science. In conjunction with the School of Engineering, we also offer undergraduate study in Mechatronics.
Our programs are underpinned by some of the most exciting research in Australia. In the Australian Research Council 2012 research excellence ratings we received a top rating of 5 (well above world standard) for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
In their final year our students bring theory and practice together in sophisticated design projects. For example, Luke Simmons designed a control system driven prosthetic hand that responds to the electrical impulses in muscle tissue.
There's nothing like a little competition to make things interesting. The NUbots, our robotic soccer team, use their artificial intelligence and robotics expertise to program NAO robots to compete in RoboCup. In 2014 they flew to Brazil to take part in the championship.
Makerspace is a student hackerspace community and open lab workspace that offers cutting edge equipment like a PCB mill and 3D printer to support students working and collaborating on their uni work and personal projects.