Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

Career opportunities

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Our graduates are successful, career ready and in demand: in 2012, 100% of our Electrical Engineering students had full-time employment at the time of graduation (Australian Graduate Survey 2013).

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) will have:

1. A sound knowledge of engineering fundamentals and the sciences which underpin them.

2. An in-depth technical competence in at least one of the engineering specialisations.

3. The necessary skills to apply technologies and resources in engineering problem solving.

4. An appreciation of the broad range of issues which impact on the Engineering domain as a component of our society.

5. An ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.

6. An understanding of social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development

7. An ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operation performance.

8. A proficiency in engineering design.

9. An ability to conduct an engineering project.

10. An understanding of the business environment and the ability to employ business principles within engineering projects.

11. An ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large.

12. An ability to manage information and documentation.

13. A capacity for creativity and innovation.

14. Understanding of professional and ethic responsibilities and a commitment to them.

15. An ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member.

16. A capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.

17. The ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a professional engineer.

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Careers by major

Electrical Engineers often work closely with other professionals, at times pooling expertise on particular projects. They are involved in a wide range of industries and may work in offices, laboratories, or outdoors on construction projects. The following is a list of specific position titles that graduates may find within this field. Access to these positions may depend on the amount, level, and focus of study and/or work experience undertaken.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained in the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical).

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

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