The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
86.48 (Median SR)
86.48 (Median SR)
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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 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 2 - 6 May 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
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

Creativity + science + problem solving = electrical engineering.

At UON 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, 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 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.
    • Be workplace ready: Graduates gave us a 91% satisfaction rating for workplace ready skills. In 2017, 90% of graduates were employed within 4 months.
    • Travel the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia. You can even start while you’re studying with international exchanges and scholarships available.
    • We’re No.1 in NSW for overall quality of the educational experience, teaching quality and student support.
    • Fast-Track Masters - advance your career and gain a Master of Professional Engineering in just 1 year on top of your combined engineering degree.

    Student work showcase

    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 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:

    • 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.

    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.

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    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.

    Additional documents

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    The art of problem solving

    Engineering and computing exhibition

    Learn more

    90% Employed ? within four months of graduation
    World top 200 ? for engineering and technology
    World top 8 ? for automation and control
    No. 1 in NSW ? for overall student satisfaction, teaching quality and overall employment
    $80,000 ? average starting salary for engineering graduates

    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 UON 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.