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Start date
February
July

Duration
4 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
LHIF

Prerequisites
SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge
SACE Stage 2 Physics
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Fees
2018: AUD$ 34,200 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
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International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
081810F

Key features

  • Go on an overseas study exchange and choose from over 25 countries and more than 60 universities worldwide.
  • Top ten in Australia for teaching1.
  • Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia (EA), graduates are eligible for membership with EA and comparable international institutions.
  • Focus on the design and operation of devices, equipment, technology and systems.
  • Learn about electrical generation systems including renewable energy sources and electric and autonomous vehicles.
  • Fifteen-week industry internships available.
  • Discover the Engineering Mechatronics Lab and Experience One Studio.
  • Flexible entry pathways and common core subjects so you can change your specialisation based on your interests.

1 2016/17 THE World University Rankings (Note: taken from 2018 UG international handbook)

Snapshot

Snapshot

Position yourself at the forefront of technology, with a popular degree that gives you a broad range of career options. Electrical engineers focus on energy and information, designing and operating devices, equipment, technology, services and systems.

You will apply engineering theory to real-world challenges, becoming skilled in electrical generation systems; renewable energy sources; electric and autonomous vehicles; and robotics and consumer products.

UniSA is in the top ten in Australia for teaching1and there will be many opportunities to learn by practical example, with guest lecturers from industry, simulated business environments and site visits to industrial facilities. You will also do a 12-week work placement.

1 2016/17 THE World University Rankings (taken from 2018 UG international handbook)

Why Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)

Why this Degree

In your studies you will develop advanced practical skills and theoretical understanding of the generation, transmission, distribution and use of electrical energy; and computer networking, communications, control systems, and digital electronics.

You’ll work alongside other engineering students on a major industry project in your final year. You may also be eligible for a full semester industry internship. While you study you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art engineering spaces including the Engineering Mechatronics Lab, Experience One Studio, and the Experiential Learning Suite.

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide – so you’ll have plenty of chances to get hands-on experience and make industry connections. Many of our graduates have been employed through work placements or internships.

Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, our engineering degrees offer a huge amount of study flexibility. On graduation you’ll be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia and comparable international institutions. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

To be a successful electrical and electronic engineer, you should be a good problem solver and show a passion for understanding new gadgets and technologies. Careers to consider:

  • electrical design engineer: creating solutions ranging from small component designs to large-scale systems; working on all stages of design for electrical services, from early research and development through to detailed design, installation and final commissioning
  • electrical engineer: designing and developing electrical products, systems and components by studying customer requirements, researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials; developing manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for building and assembling
  • commissioning engineer: commissioning and overseeing the installation of systems, plant and equipment; testing facilities, equipment and plants to make sure they function correctly

Professional accreditation

This program is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia and is designed to meet the requirements for graduate membership of Engineers Australia and comparable international institutions.

Industry facts

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Employment for electrical engineering professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 1,100 (5.4 per cent) by November 20201.

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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Between 2015 and 2017, there was a recorded growth in engineering vacancies in Australia of 42.2 per cent1.

1 Vacancies for Engineers January 2017 Update, Engineers Australia

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In 2016, engineering vacancies in Australia increased from 2,423 (January) to 3,230 (December)1.

1 Vacancies for Engineers January 2017 Update, Engineers Australia

What others are saying

After working as an Electronics Technician for several years, I sought to expand upon my knowledge of engineering principles and practices through a UniSA Engineering degree. Support from my employer, Defence Science and Technology Group (DST), coupled with UniSA's flexible approach to study and content delivery, made my degree really rewarding and beneficial for my career.

Timothy Chiknaikin

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)

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Timothy Chiknaikin

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In your first year you will develop a strong, general foundation in engineering. As your studies progress, you will learn about the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy, and about computer networking, control systems, and digital electronics. In the compulsory 12-week industry placement you’ll get to use the knowledge and skills you’ve learned in a work environment.

At least half of the honours year involves a major project. Armed with new knowledge and skills, using the latest design tools, and mentored by engineering academic staff, our honours students develop innovative products to advance technology. Recently for example, students worked on an instrumented rowing simulator for elite athletes.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practical, team-based projects.

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Honours

This is a four-year, professional degree with honours. The honours component includes a minimum of one year of advanced studies in research and professional practice. You will receive First Class, Second Class or Third Class Honours, depending on your performance.

You will graduate with industry experience and connections, and a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree. Your honours year is designed to prepare you for future leadership roles in electrical and electronic engineering.

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1 MATH 1063 4.5
Introduction to Computer Systems EEET 1026 4.5
Computer Techniques COMP 1036 4.5
Sustainable Engineering Practice ENGG 1003 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Engineering Physics N PHYS 2011 4.5
Electricity and Electronics EEET 1025 4.5
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2 MATH 1064 4.5
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Programming for Engineers COMP 1041 4.5
Electrical Circuit Theory EEET 1003 4.5
Methods of Applied Mathematics 1 MATH 2028 4.5
Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing EEET 2045 4.5
Electronic Devices and Circuits EEET 2018 4.5
Signals and Systems EEET 3041 4.5
Elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 2
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Control Systems EEET 3046 4.5
Digital Circuits and Systems EEET 3047 4.5
Professional Engineering Practice E EEET 3033 4.5
Linear Electronic Circuits EEET 3049 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Embedded System Design EEET 3048 4.5
Data Communications and Networks EEET 3025 4.5
Systems Engineering EEET 3034 4.5
Industrial Experience MENG 3007 0 Rule(s): 1
Elective 3 4.5 Note(s): 2
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Engineering Research Practice EEET 5004 4.5
Engineering Honours Project 1 ENGG 4002 4.5
Elective 4 4.5 Note(s): 2
Elective 5 4.5 Note(s): 2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Engineering Honours Project 2 ENGG 4003 9
Elective 6 4.5 Note(s): 2
VLSI Design EEET 4045 4.5
FOURTH YEAR (with internship)
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Engineering Research Practice EEET 5004 4.5
Engineering Internship Research Project ENGG 4004 13.5 Note(s): 3
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 4 Note(s): 2
Elective 5 Note(s): 2
Elective 6 Note(s): 2
VLSI Design EEET 4045 4.5

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Mawson Lakes

Nestled in amongst engineering and tech companies in Technology Park, Mawson Lakes has state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. On-campus there are large open green spaces, cafés, wetlands, interactive learning spaces, the largest strong-floor in Australia, a planetarium and a gym. It is 20 minutes from the city centre, easily accessible by bus, train and car. Explore Mawson Lakes >

Your study spaces

You will have access to the latest industry technology and tools in our engineering spaces:

  • Experience One Studio: the first-year engineering space is unique, with open studio, small group and learning spaces. There are also chill out areas
  • ENE experience studio: the studio for second and third year students
  • Experiential Learning Space: a collaborative, innovation space. Final year students, postgraduate and research students, leading researchers and industry partners work side-by-side, in a flexible, open and creative environment
  •  Industry-standard facilities: such as the largest strong floor in the southern hemisphere and a 1,200m long hydraulic testing facility.
  • Engineering Mechatronics Lab: explore robotics, machine tool control, and automated guided vehicles
Your study spaces

Your study experience

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services 

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

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How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

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There are a wide variety of pathways into studying Engineering at UniSA.
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