About us

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.

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Our courses

The Department offers both PhD and Masters level research higher degrees. Our flagship programs are the Master of Engineering (Electrical) and the Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business) — with a Bachelor degree pathway via an Electrical Systems Major via the Bachelor of Science.

Both the Master of Engineering (Electrical) and Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business) are professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia).

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Our research

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:

These disciplines reflect the core ingredients of our research and research training programs, across a number of centres, institutes and laboratories.

Research centres

  • Australia-US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)
  • Trusted Autonomous Systems CRC


Professor Chris Manzie
Head of Department