We are a vibrant community of internationally recognised researchers focused on addressing major challenges in power systems, computation networks, electronic devices and materials, and systems engineering.
Communications and networks
We analyse, design and optimise communications systems and networks for a variety of emerging applications. We use tools and approaches from communication theory, coding, information theory, detection and estimation, systems theory, stochastic processes, game theory, signal processing, network optimisation and much more.
Control and signal processing
We undertake research, education, and industry engagement activities that relate to the modelling, optimisation, monitoring and automation of dynamical systems. Our research expertise ranges from the mathematical foundations of systems engineering, to applications in water and power system management, defence, and biomedical technology.
Electronics and Photonics
Advancing the frontiers in photonics and electronics towards the development of novel devices and systems for emerging applications. Our research spans electronics, nano-electronics, photonics, nano-photonics, antenna engineering, microwave and millimetre-wave engineering, and systems engineering.
Power and Energy
Electrical networks are the backbone of the future low-carbon energy infrastructure. Our research spans power and energy system modelling (transmission and distribution), techno-economic modelling, stochastic optimisation, integration of low-carbon technologies, and Smart Grids, from both planning and operational perspectives.
Research at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Watch an overview of the four research groups within the Department.
About the department
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was established in 1947 as part of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, which has been offering degrees at The University of Melbourne since 1889.
The Department offers both PhD and Masters level research higher degrees. Our flagship program is the Master of Electrical Engineering — with a Bachelor degree pathway via an Electrical Systems Major via the Bachelor of Science.
The Master of Electrical Engineering is professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia).
The Department is host to a vibrant internationally recognised research program, which receives exceptional support from industry and government. The Department has strengths in these main discipline areas:
- Communication systems and networks
- Control and signal processing
- Photonic and electronic systems
- Power and energy systems
These disciplines reflect the core ingredients of our research and research training programs, across a number of centres, institutes and laboratories.
- Australia-US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI)
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)
- Trusted Autonomous Systems CRC
- Electronics Lab
- Melbourne information, decision and autonomous systems (MIDAS)
- Smart Grid Lab
- Tucker Lab
Professor Chris Manzie
Head of Department
Industry engagement in teaching
We recognise the value of a curriculum guided by industry. We invite industry members to contribute to the ongoing refinement of our curriculum.
Host a student intern
Host a Masters student within your organisation through our internship programs.
Student industry projects
Engage our students to work on a technical project of relevance to your organisation. These projects are undertaken by Masters students on campus.
Our advisory group provides valuable insights on our strategic planning, teaching, and research programs, to ensure they are relevant to industry needs.
Study with us
The Electrical Systems major is offered in the Bachelor of Science and leads to masters-level study in Electrical Engineering.
At the coursework masters level, we offer an accredited course, the Master of Electrical Engineering, with optional specialisations in: Business; Electronics and Photonics; Communications and Networks; and Low-Carbon Power Systems.
Our graduate research programs — the MPhil and the PhD — are built on world-leading projects and are led by staff with international recognition for their multi-disciplinary research contributions.
A unique opportunity to practise technical skills in a real-life work environment, supported by a dedicated workplace and an academic supervisor. Gain practical experience to enhance your employment prospects and networking opportunities.
- Prof Chris Manzie
Head of Department
- Prof Dragan Nesic
Deputy Head (Research & Research Training)
- Assoc Prof Gavin Buskes
Deputy Head (Academic Programs)