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5 year(s) full-time


Program Code

SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge
SACE Stage 2 Physics
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English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
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Degree overview

  • Graduate with two qualifications, in just five years of study.
  • Study at a university ranked No.1 in SA for graduate careers in business and management1.
  • Focus on the design and operation of devices, equipment, technology and systems with complementary knowledge in business.
  • Develop competencies and gain real work experience through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program.
  • Learn about the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy and study analog electronics, digital electronics, embedded systems, electrical machines, computer networking, signal processing, and control systems.
  • Develop your skills at the No. 1 University in South Australia for overall experience, graduate skills and teaching quality in engineering2.
  • Access the newly furbished Power System Laboratory, Digital Electronics Laboratory, Electronics Innovation Laboratory, Mechatronics Laboratory and Factory of the Future Laboratory.
  • Go on an overseas study exchange and choose from over 25 countries and more than 60 universities worldwide.

1ComparED (QILT): Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-19 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

2ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2018-19 – Overall Educational Experience, Skills Development and Teaching Quality Indicators (Undergraduate). SA public-founded universities only.



Combine engineering skills and knowledge with broad-based business education in this double degree. Alongside your studies in electrical engineering, develop an understanding of core business concepts such as marketing, management, international business and entrepreneurship.

Electrical engineers focus on energy and information, designing and operating devices, equipment, technology, services and systems. With our state-of-the-art facilities, you will apply engineering theories to real-world problems. Enjoy the flexibility of tailoring your business studies to your interests by choosing from a wide range of business electives, including management, accounting and finance, economics, law, and marketing.

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.

Our graduates will be prepared for a professional career in the electrical and electronic engineering discipline with a broad-based business background using an industry focused, project-based teaching and learning approach.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In your first year you will develop a strong, general foundation in engineering. You’ll then move into your electrical engineering major and complete core courses in business that will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as international business, economics and entrepreneurship.

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.

In your final year, you will be able to choose from a wide range of business electives.

Our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout your degree in real-world settings.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Programming Concepts COMP 1045 4.5
Engineering Materials RENG 1005 4.5
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1 MATH 1063 4.5
Sustainable Engineering Practice ENGG 1003 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2 MATH 1064 4.5
Engineering Mechanics MENG 1012 4.5
Electrical and Electronic Systems EEET 1027 4.5
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
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
Software Development COMP 2034 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Analogue Devices and Circuits EEET 2018 4.5
Digital Logic Fundamentals EEET 1026 4.5
Data Communications Technologies EEET 3025 4.5
Project Management for Engineers ENGG 2004 4.5
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
Accounting for Business ACCT 1008 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Embedded System Design EEET 3048 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5 Note(s): 4
Design Management for Engineers ENGG 3006 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Industrial Experience MENG 3007 0 Note(s): 3 Rule(s): 1,2
Engineering Capstone Experience A ENGG 4007 4.5
Engineering Honours Project A ENGG 4009 4.5
Electrical elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 1
Electrical elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 1
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Engineering Capstone Experience B ENGG 4008 4.5 Note(s): 2
Engineering Honours Project B ENGG 4010 4.5 Note(s): 2
Electrical elective 3 Note(s): 1
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business elective 4.5 Note(s): 5
Business elective 4.5 Note(s): 5
Advanced business elective 4.5 Note(s): 5
Advanced business elective 4.5 Note(s): 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
  • participation in the workplace and in class

Global opportunities

16.jpgInternational exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences. Our engineering and business programs have strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective. Take advantage of our international partners and participate in internship and placement opportunities in global engineering firms.

UniSA has 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.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.


This is a five-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. Honours is designed to prepare you for future leadership roles in a range of engineering teams and project management of electrical and electronic engineering. When you’ve completed your honours why not consider a Master of Engineering (Electrical Power) or a Master of Engineering (Telecommunications).

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

Why this Degree

Industry has indicated a strong demand for skilled engineering graduates with solid business acumen.

With studies divided across two disciplines, you will have the flexibility to pursue transdisciplinary specialisations and gain a broad range of business knowledge, graduating with the key business skills to advance in their engineering careers. The strong business foundation of this program enables graduates to be well-prepared to work in diverse, interdisciplinary teams in order to solve complex problems in the global business environment.

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.

UniSA is number one in Australia for quality education.1 Our leading researchers will be your teachers and everything you learn will be suported by our research excellence. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

1 2019 THE University Impact Rankings

Career outcomes

Your career

Graduate from this multi-disciplinary degree and start your career in electrical and electronic engineering, supported by the foundational business skills recommended for early career progression.

Careers to consider include:

  • Electrical engineer: create solutions ranging from small component designs to large-scale systems by studying customer requirements; work on all stages of design for electrical services, from early research and development through to detailed design, installation and final commissioning
  • Electronics engineer: use non-linear and active electrical components (such as semiconductor devices, especially transistors, diodes and integrated circuits) to design electronic circuits, devices, VLSI devices and their systems
  • Embedded system engineer: design and implement embedded systems to perform sensing, communications, signal processing, control for various applications, ranging from consumer appliances to Industrial Internet of Things equipment; deal with graphics processing units and field-programmable gate arrays for advanced applications
  • Power system engineer: design, build, maintain, and monitor systems that deal with the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electric power, and the electrical apparatus connected to such systems
  • Telecommunications engineer: design, commission, maintain, and monitor the installation of telecommunications equipment and facilities, such as complex electronic switching systems, and other plain old telephone service facilities, optical fibre cabling, IP networks, and microwave transmission systems
  • Control system engineer: select, commission, design, and maintain control systems for automating industry processes
  • Systems engineer: apply a robust approach to the design and management of complex systems over their life cycles, including the integration of a large number of products from multiple vendors
  • Business development engineer: develop and maintain excellent client relationships; work with new and existing clients to create new business and identify new markets; propose business ventures, providing project details, writing business proposals, and meeting business revenue targets
  • Engineering operations manager: supervise and lead teams of engineers, scientists and technicians who work on projects; oversee production and quality control; direct operations, testing and maintenance; plan and schedule, consult with clients, and manage budgetary responsibilities
  • Quality assurance manager: work with management and staff to establish procedures and quality standards and monitor these against agreed targets; write management and technical reports; determine training needs; and promote change and improvement in performance and quality
  • Engineering consultant: provide managing consulting services to help engineering organisations improve performance and efficiency; analyse businesses and create solutions to help meet goals
  • Entrepreneur: use 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.

Industry facts


Employment for Engineering Professionals is projected to increase by 5 percent by May 2023.1

1 Australian Government, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupational Employment Projections 2018


By 2020, employment for information and organisation professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 15.3 per cent1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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.


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

Study across our Mawson Lakes and City West campuses and broaden your skills in state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll learn in our industry-standard specialist spaces to 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. While completing the business component of this program, you can also take advantage of the facilities and learning spaces at City West Campus. Choose quiet study with 24/7 library access or opt for the vibrant atmosphere of the student lounge or an on-campus cafe. Unwind with a swim at Pridham Hall or participate in a range of the sport and fitness activities available.

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 and business 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 Labs: build circuits with analog and digital components, program field-programmable gate arrays, and develop embedded systems using the latest electronic lab equipment
  • Power System Lab: get hands-on experience with electrical machines and power electronics using industry-recognised equipment
  • Mechatronics Lab: explore active suspension systems, mobile robotics, machine tool control, industrial control stations, comprising programmable logic controllers and supervisory control and data acquisition software
  • Industry 4.0 Robotics & Machine Vision space: explore networked collaborative robots, machine vision, and Industrial Internet of Things
  • Business student learning space: Access our dedicated business student support service (Business Student Hub), unique concierge, walk-up PCs and corporate-style lounge.
  • City West learning spaces: Study alongside directors and CEOs in the Yungondi atrium, purpose-built for students, staff and executive education. Catch up with classmates in the student lounge or recharge in your own study nook at one of our on-campus eateries and cafes
Your study spaces

Your program director

Dr Yee Wei Law

Program Director

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Dr Yee Wei Law

Program Director


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