Subjects

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Overview

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) encompasses a range of exciting and diverse fields; from power generation to the design and application of sophisticated medical electronics, computer modelling, electromagnetics, information technology and expert systems.

Modern society is highly dependent on reliable power, communications and electronic systems. Electrical and electronic engineers design the equipment and systems that provide these essential services.

This discipline involves communications and information technology, the application of microprocessors and computers, electric power generation and the application of modern instrumentation and high-power electronics.

Areas of study

Taking this specialisation is an ideal first step if you are seeking a degree with broad applications. It covers power systems, power electronics, radio systems, control systems, electronics, telecommunications, digital signal processing and computer systems.

The pace of change in these fields is so rapid that it is not advantageous to attempt covering all aspects of current technology in a four-year degree. Instead the programme provides a broad foundation of basic science, engineering science, electrical engineering, and selected fields of current technology together with fundamental strands of electrical and electronic engineering, including:

 

  • Electrical materials and electronic devices.
  • Circuit theory.
  • Software design.
  • Mathematical modelling tools.

You can study Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will learn about electrical materials and electronic devices, circuit theory, software design and mathematical modelling tools.

You will learn about computer systems, control systems, digital signal processing, electronics, power electronics, power systems, radio systems and telecommunications.

You will be introduced to engineering electromagnetics and computer systems and see how engineering fits into the wider context of human social and cultural development.

Career opportunities

Today’s fast paced technology translates into a growing number of challenges for electrical and electronic engineers, and electrical and electronic engineering encompasses diverse fields which provides a range of employment opportunities.

 

Graduates are employed in roles related to communications, wireless computing technologies, electronics, instrumentation, power electronics and motor-control.

EEE includes the worldwide telecommunications network, incorporating both satellite links and fibre-optic undersea cables, connecting people around the world.

Opportunities are also available in the processing industries such as timber, pulp and paper, steel, aluminium, meat and dairy.

More information

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering