ATAR cut-off
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Trimester 1 - 3 Jan 2017
  • Trimester 2 - 2 May 2017
  • Trimester 3 - 28 Aug 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40066
CRICOS code: 092849M

Study electrical and electronic engineering at UON

At UON we train engineers capable of solving the greatest global challenges. As an electrical and electronic engineer you can help develop precision agriculture technology to increase food production efficiency, refine aircraft electrical systems and even build smart grid systems to help manage alternative energy resources. Or, like our team of researchers, you could develop medical technology such as the artificial pancreas.

What is electrical and electronic engineering? Electrical and electronic engineering involves fields such as electronics, computer systems, telecommunications, bioengineering, control, robotics and electrical power engineering. Electrical and electronic engineers design and build systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life.

What you will study

    Why study with us?

    • We’re No.1 in Australia for overall quality of the educational experience and No.2 for teaching quality.
    • Our graduates are job-ready. They rated us number 1 in NSW for the skills they enter the workplace with, and in 2015, 85% of our engineering graduates were employed within four months of graduating.
    • You can add a Master of Professional Engineering to your credentials with just one extra year of study.

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    What you will study

    Build critical technical and engineering skills through courses in:

    • engineering mathematics
    • electronics
    • electric machines and power systems
    • electrical engineering design
    • automatic control
    • analog and digital communications
    • computer engineering
    • electric energy systems
    • physics
    • procedural programming
    • signals and systems

    Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems. Gain invaluable practical experience through your industry placement.

    Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle ‘wicked problems’ and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.

    Diversify your skills with an elective pathway, a cluster of courses which can be used to:

    • deepen your technical competence in your engineering field
    • broaden your expertise in another area of engineering
    • specialise your skills in areas outside engineering, such as business or maths
    • study overseas at one of our many partner institutions.

    Related undergraduate degrees

    Program plans

    Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.

    These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

    View the full course list


    Master of Professional Engineering

    To take your learning to the next level, our unique degree structure gives you the option of completing a fifth year of study to graduate with two degrees – your four-year Engineering (Honours) degree PLUS a Master of Professional Engineering. In your Masters year you’ll deepen your technical skills, pursue your personal interests through a major project and specialise or broaden your skills through four more elective courses.

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    85% Employed ? within four months of graduation
    32 in the world ? for energy science and engineering
    No. 1 in Australia ? for overall satisfaction and skills scale
    World top 250 ? for electrical and electronic engineering
    Top 2 research ? for electrical and electronic engineering

    Career opportunities

    Electrical engineers are employed in utilities, industry, manufacturing, consulting services and electronic design and development. Graduates might focus on electronics engineering. They could specialise in automation and control engineering, or they may work in robotic engineering or power generation and distribution. Average starting salaries for engineers are great – more than $80,000 per annum.

    Electrical engineering is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:

    • telecommunications equipment designer
    • electrical design engineer
    • automatic systems designer
    • robotics engineer
    • biomedical instrumentation designer
    • renewable energy systems engineer

    Remarkably, engineering is the most commonly held degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs – the CEOs of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers.

    Professional recognition

    Professional recognition

    Engineers Australia (logo)

    Professional recognition through Engineers Australia qualifies you as a professional engineer. You can work in places such as:

    • Canada
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • Malaysia
    • New Zealand
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Kingdom
    • USA

    Practical experience

    Practical experience

    All UON engineering students must complete 12 weeks of industrial experience during their degree. This can be completed in one block or as shorter placements of no less than two weeks. Through your work placement you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.

    Group of Eight Australia, Engineering Associate.

    Our position as one of the most highly ranked engineering faculties in Australia is recognised through our associate membership of the Group of Eight.

    Global Engineering Education Exchange

    One of only three Australian member institutions of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program.