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Samuel Parker completed an internship as a Test Engineer and Data Analyst at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.
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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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
AUD34,855 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
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4 years full-time.
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Creativity + science + problem solving = electrical engineering.
At the University of Newcastle we train electrical engineers capable of solving the greatest global electronic 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, follow in the footsteps of our team of researchers and develop life changing medical technology – like the artificial pancreas currently under development at the university of Newcastle
What is electrical and electronic engineering? Electrical and electronic engineering exposes students to courses in electronics, computer systems, telecommunications, bioengineering, control, robotics and electrical power engineering. When you study a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you will learn to design and build systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life.
Build critical technical and engineering skills in:
Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems with electrical and electronic engineering solutions. 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:
Students accepted into the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Electrical & Electronic) can opt to combine their degree with the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician through TAFE NSW.
By gaining a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician alongside your Bachelor of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering (Honours), you’ll be qualified to independently test and complete wiring modifications. By having this dual qualification, you will be able to work independently from project commissioning to break down repairs and maintenance making you highly employable as a graduate.
Students on this pathway must be accepted into an apprenticeship with an appropriate employer. This pathway extends over 5 years with combined study at University and TAFE including periods of full-time employment and workplace training. UON is the only university in Australia offering this pathway.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses 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.
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:
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.
All University of Newcastle engineering students have the opportunity to 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.
One of only three Australian member institutions of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program.