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Start Date

4 year(s) full-time


Program Code

434951 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 70.40 (for 2018)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 80.00 (for 2019)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge
SACE Stage 2 Physics
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Degree overview

  • SA's number one university for research in engineering1.
  • 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.
  • In addition to the compulsory twelve week experience, a full semester internship is available.
  • Access 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.
  • Go on an overseas study exchange and choose from over 25 countries and more than 60 universities worldwide.
  • A new pathway option for students to complete the required mathematical prerequisite.

1The only university in South Australia to have all of its assessed engineering research rated well above world-class – 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)



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. As well as a 12-week work placement, there will be lots of opportunities to learn by practical example, with guest lecturers from industry, simulated business environments and site visits to industrial facilities.

We’re ranked number one in South Australia for engineering research1. Our leading researchers will be your teachers and everything you learn will be supported by our research excellence.

1 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

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.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1 MATH 1063 4.5
Engineering Materials RENG 1005 4.5
Programming Fundamentals for Engineers COMP 1045 4.5
Sustainable Engineering Practice ENGG 1003 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Engineering Mechanics MENG 1012 4.5
Electrical and Electronic Systems EEET 1027 4.5
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2 MATH 1064 4.5
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
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
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
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

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. 



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


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.

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.

Career outcomes

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 and recognition

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


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 


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


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

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Alternative Pathways

There are a wide variety of pathways into studying Engineering at UniSA.
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This degree is available for deferment. This option is made available by responding to your offer during the application process via the SATAC website. Applicants who receive an offer into a midyear degree are eligible to defer for six months.


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 scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student gyms, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. 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 loads 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, an ideal 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

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

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.

Student services

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.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

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 program director

Dr Yee Wei Law

Program Director

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Portrait image for Dr Yee Wei Law

Dr Yee Wei Law

Program Director


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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)