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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
2021: AUD$ 37,700 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

Degree overview

  • Go on an overseas study exchange and choose from over 25 countries and more than 60 universities worldwide.
  • 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 power systems, renewable energy, electronics, software development, embedded systems, telecommunications, signal processing, automation and control, project management, systems engineering, and prepare for Industry 4.0 using cutting-edge software platforms and collaborative digital environments.
  • Develop competencies and gain real work experience through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program.
  • Access the newly refurbished Power System Laboratory, Digital Electronics Laboratory, Electronics Innovation Laboratory, Mechatronics Laboratory and Factory of the Future Laboratory.
  • Flexible entry pathways and common core subjects so you can change your specialisation based on your interests.

 

Snapshot

Snapshot

Electrical engineers are needed wherever electrically powered tools, devices or systems need to be designed, manufactured or maintained, and these systems include systems that generate, transmit or distribute electrical energy; systems that acquire, process or deliver information; systems that automate processes and deliver services. Position yourself at the forefront of technology, with a popular degree that gives you a broad range of career options.

You will apply engineering theory to real-world challenges, becoming skilled in power systems, renewable energy, electronics, embedded systems, telecommunications, signal processing, automation and control, project management and systems engineering. Graduate career-ready by completing the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program and gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through a range of engagement activities such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, networking and events.

We’re one of Australia’s leading universities for Engineering research.1 Our leading researchers will be your teachers and everything you learn will be supported by the expertise and experience gained through our research excellence.


1 UniSA’s Engineering research rated well above world-class – 2018 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, including computer programming, applied mathematics and physics. As your studies progress, you will learn about analog electronics, digital electronics, software development, embedded systems, computer networking, electrical machines, signal processing, control systems. Depending on your chosen major, you will also learn specialist topics in power systems and renewable energy, telecommunications, computer engineering, or optical engineering. Our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout your degree in real-world settings.

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.

Degree 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
Engineering Materials RENG 1005 4.5
Programming Concepts 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
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 3 MATH 2028 4.5
Circuits and Signals EEET 1003 4.5
Engineering Physics PHYS 2011 4.5
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Digital Logic Fundamentals EEET 1026 4.5
Analogue Devices and Circuits EEET 2018 4.5
Data Communications Technologies EEET 3025 4.5
Project Management for Engineers ENGG 2004 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Control Systems EEET 3046 4.5
Microcontroller Interfacing and Applications EEET 2045 4.5
Electrical Machines EEET 3032 4.5
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Embedded System Design EEET 3048 4.5
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5
Design Management for Engineers ENGG 3006 4.5
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Industrial Experience MENG 3007 0 Note(s): 4 Rule(s): 1,2
Engineering Capstone Experience A ENGG 4007 4.5
Engineering Honours Project A ENGG 4009 4.5
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 3
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 3
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Engineering Capstone Experience B ENGG 4008 4.5 Note(s): 3
Engineering Honours Project B ENGG 4010 4.5 Note(s): 3
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 3
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 3
Major in TELECOMMUNICATIONS - courses must be completed in the sequence shown Note(s): 6
Software Development COMP 2034 4.5
Electronic Filters and Amplifiers EEET 3049 4.5
Digital Signal Processing EEET 4058 4.5
Digital Communications EEET 3028 4.5
Advanced Digital and RF Systems EEET 3047 4.5
Telecommunication Networks EEET 5147 4.5 Note(s): 2
Modern Communication Systems EEET 4036 4.5
VLSI Design EEET 4045 4.5
Major in COMPUTER ENGINEERING - courses must be completed in the sequence shown
Software Development COMP 2034 4.5
Data Structures Essentials COMP 2012 4.5
AI and Machine Learning COMP 2019 4.5
Digital Signal Processing EEET 4058 4.5
Design Patterns with C++ COMP 3023 4.5
Advanced Digital and RF Systems EEET 3047 4.5
Industrial Internet of Things EEET 4073 4.5
VLSI Design EEET 4045 4.5
Major in POWER ENGINEERING - courses must be completed in the sequence shown Note(s): 6
Software Development COMP 2034 4.5
Power System Fundamentals EEET 4057 4.5
Digital Signal Processing EEET 4058 4.5
Renewable Energy Systems EEET 3050 4.5
Power Electronics EEET 3016 4.5
Operation and Control of Modern Power Systems EEET 4074 4.5
Industrial Automation Systems EEET 3044 4.5
Design and Integration of Renewable Energy Systems EEET 4072 4.5
FLEXIBLE Major
Software Development COMP 2034 4.5
Flexible Minor
Flexible Minor
Flexible Minor
Electrical Elective 1 Note(s): 1
Electrical Elective 2 Note(s): 1
Electrical Elective 3 Note(s): 1
Flexible Minor
Flexible Minor in OPTICAL ENGINEERING Rule(s): 4
Physics of Materials and Technology PHYS 2002 4.5
Lasers and Optics PHYS 3001 4.5
Applied Science Project PHYS 3002 4.5
Advanced Control and Signal Processing EEET 4071 4.5
OR
Optical Communications EEET 4046 4.5
Flexible Minor in BUSINESS INNOVATION Rule(s): 4
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
OR
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5
Small Business for Professionals BUSS 2040 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Principles of Project Management BUSS 5142 4.5 Note(s): 2

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 other assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practical, individual and 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 three-year 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 power systems, renewable energy, analog electronics, digital electronics, computer programming, embedded systems, telecommunications, signal processing, automation and control.

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 Power System Laboratory, Digital Electronics Laboratory, Electronics Innovation Laboratory, Mechatronics Laboratory and Factory of the Future Laboratory.

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide to ensure our degrees remain relevant and connected to industry. As part of all engineering degrees UniSA students participate in our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program. The UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program gives you the opportunity during your studies to gain hands on experience and create industry connections. In-industry work placements and internships enhance the employability skills of our graduates. 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.

Engineers Australia accreditation

Graduate career ready by completing the Professional Practice Program as part of your degree. Gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through a range of engagement activities such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, networking and events. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and students are eligible to join as a member during their studies. Engineers Australia is part of the Washington Accord, making members eligible for membership with comparable institutions worldwide.

Career outcomes

Your career

To be a successful electrical and electronic engineer, you should be a good problem solver, show a passion for understanding science, mathematics and technologies, and applying your knowledge to the betterment of the quality of lives. Careers to consider:

  • electrical design engineer: creating solutions ranging from small component designs to large-scale systems by studying customer requirements; working on all stages of design for electrical services, from early research and development through to detailed design, installation and final commissioning
  • electronics engineer: using nonlinear and active electrical components (such as semiconductor devices, especially transistors, diodes and integrated circuits) to design electronic circuits, devices, VLSI devices and systems
  • computer/embedded system engineer: designing and implementing embedded systems performing sensing, communications, signal processing, control for various applications, ranging from consumer appliances to Industrial Internet of Things equipment; dealing with graphics processing units and field-programmable gate arrays for advanced applications
  • power systems engineer: designing, building, maintaining, monitoring systems that deal with the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electric power, and the electrical apparatus connected to such systems
  • telecommunications engineer: designing, commissioning, maintaining, monitoring the installation of telecommunications equipment and facilities, such as complex electronic switching systems, optical fibre cabling, IP networks, and microwave transmission systems
  • control system engineer: selecting, commissioning, designing, maintaining control systems for automated devices, systems (as small as electric toothbrushes or as big as rockets) or processes
  • systems engineer: applying a robust approach to the design and management of complex systems over their life cycle, including the integration of a large number of products from multiple vendors
  • engineering consultant: providing consulting services to help organisations improve performance and efficiency; analysing businesses and creating solutions to help meet their goals
  • entrepreneur: using initiative, commercial acumen and broad ranging business skills to develop or transform a product or service for yourself or an organisation

Explore a range of engineering and construction careers here.

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.

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.

Alternative Pathways

There are a wide variety of pathways into studying Engineering at UniSA.
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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 scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

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.

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 learning 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
  • Engineering 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
  • Digital Electronics Laboratory and Electronics Innovation Laboratory: build circuits with analog and digital components, program field-programmable gate arrays, and develop embedded systems using the latest electronic laboratory equipment
    Power System Laboratory: get hands-on experience with electrical machines and power electronics using industry-recognised equipment
  • Mechatronics Laboratory: explore active suspension systems, mobile robotics, industrial control stations comprising programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software
  • Factory of the Future Laboratory: explore networked collaborative robots, machine vision, and Industrial Internet of Things in the Industry 4 Robotics & Machine Vision Laboratory and Advanced Design Studio
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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)