Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering involves the design of equipment and systems that provide essential services such as power, communications and electronics.

Emily Melhuish
Emily Melhuish, an ECE undergrad student

Subject overview

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a well-established discipline that involves communications and control technology, the development and exploitation of electric power systems, the design and implementation of complex signal processing devices on computer platforms, robotics design, the application of modern instrumentation, and high-power electronics. Offered by our Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, this discipline is vital in ensuring the reliability and sustainability of upcoming generations of electricity transmission, industrial automation, communication infrastructure and electric vehicles.

Many students pursue this specialisation for its adaptability – the fundamental theories it provides lead to broad applications. Our faculty is also proud to be home to research leaders in many areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, including green and renewable energy, and wireless power transfer, which may someday lead to our ability to charge vehicles on-the-go in some cities.

Where can Electrical and Electronic Engineering take you?

Graduates of this field tend to be recognised as a best bet for future-proofing as the technological world embraces rapid advancement in digital and processing systems. Not many engineering disciplines change as rapidly as Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This opens up possibilities for graduates to envision the types of technological challenges they will pursue – we see them in a wide range of industries, either following traditional pathways as electrical engineers, or seizing new opportunities in robotics, communications, information systems and processing plants.

Explore your study options in Electrical and Electronic Engineering