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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 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Trimester 1 - 11 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 6 Sep 2021

AUD38,455 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
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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

Program code: 40066
CRICOS code: 092849M

Study electrical and electronic engineering

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.

What you will study

    Why study with us?

    • Real-world insights: connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
    • Hands-on practical experience: build vital professional networks and hands-on industry experience with 12 weeks of professional practice throughout your degree.
    • Travel the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia. You can even start while you’re studying with international exchanges and scholarships available.
    • Internationally-experienced engineering graduates: the University of Newcastle is one of only three Australian member institutions of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global e3).
    • Fast-Track Masters - advance your career and gain a Master of Professional Engineering in just 1 year on top of your combined engineering degree.

    Thomas' story: Creating solutions with a real-world purpose

    94% ? of Engineering undergraduates found employment within four months
    Ranked 13 ? in the world for automation and control
    No. 1 ? in Australia for quality of overall experience for undergraduate Engineering students
    No.1 in NSW ? for educational experience and median salaries (Engineering)
    World top 200 ? for Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    What you will study

    Build critical technical and engineering skills in:

    • electric machines and power systems
    • analog and digital communications
    • electrical engineering design
    • electric energy systems
    • procedural programming
    • signals and systems

    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 and engineering degree 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
    • learn skills in areas outside engineering, such as business or maths
    • study overseas at one of our many partner institutions.

    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.

    Advanced study options

    The University of Newcastle offers a suite of Master of Professional Engineering degrees so you can take your learning to the next level. In your Masters, 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.

    Master of Professional Engineering

    Data from the Association of Professional Engineers Australia found that Masters degrees in engineering deliver an 18.7% wage premium when compared with a Bachelor degree.

    Program plans

    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.

    Elective pathways

    These pathways have been created to provide guidance for Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) students wishing to specialise in a study area with their elective courses.

    • Mathematics 168.8 KB Discrete Modelling, Signal Processing, Differential Equations and Operations Research.
    • Humanities 196.0 KB History, Language, Philiosophy, Sociology and Anthropology.
    • Health 146.1 KB Biomedicine.
    • Business and Legal Studies 213.9 KB Pathways in Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Marketing.

    Additional documents

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    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 and the Washington Accord 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 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.

    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.