We undertake studies in transport, power generation and energy systems, with a focus on low emission technologies and energy efficiency.
From day one, UoM EEE graduates engineer the innovative solutions that are revolutionising technology and addressing the most complex challenges faced by society today. Our graduates not only create technical solutions by drawing on their extensive knowledge of Electrical Engineering fundamentals and engineering project experience, but shape these solutions to fit societal and commercial needs. They are meaningfully connected with their fellow graduates and share as a cohort a rigorous engineering ethos.
Master of Electrical Engineering Specialisations
Tailor your master's studies by following one of our specialisation areas.
Develop core expertise in fundamental principles of electrical engineering with specific focus on the areas of control systems, signal processing and optimisation that underpin modern autonomous systems in applications from robotics to UAVs.
Low-Carbon Power Systems
Develop key expertise in the operation, planning and design of low-carbon power systems and energy markets with deep penetration of renewables, distributed energy resources, and smart grid technologies.
Communications and Networks
Develop core expertise in the fundamental principles underpinning modern-day communications engineering, discover the technologies behind modern communication networks such as 5G and IoT, and learn how to design the communication systems of the future.
Electronics and Photonics
Acquire core skills and knowledge of the fundamental principles in electronic engineering with an emphasis on designing and building electronic and opto-electronic systems for applications in modern communications, computing, instrumentation, and sensing.
Study tailored business subjects developed in partnership with the Melbourne Business School, covering how economics, marketing and finance relate to engineering.
Acquire core skills across all the specialisations by tailoring your study choices to your interests.
Undergraduate pathway into Electrical Engineering
The Electrical Systems major is offered in the Bachelor of Science and leads to the above masters-level study Electrical Engineering.
To become a professionally accredited electrical engineer, you will complete five years of study, starting with a Electrical Systems major in a three-year undergraduate degree, followed by a two-year Master of Engineering.
Full course information about our undergraduate study options can be found in the University of Melbourne Study guide:
Directed studies provide the students with broader experience in addition to the regular class based learning. Directed studies can be conducted in the form of an individually arranged supervised study of current research topics. Successful candidates will work closely with staff members within Electrical and Electronic Department.
Current Projects and associated staff contacts
Electrical engineering graduates are known for their strong analytical and problem solving skills. They find employment in a variety of capacities, ranging from research and technical engineering work to management and finance, across a broad array of areas, including the energy, telecommunications, computer, electronics, defence, manufacturing, automation, transport and biotechnology industries.
Electrical Engineering Career Pathways brochure (PDF 465.7 KB)
As one concrete example, this article describes the collaboration between researchers and engineers from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Rubicon Water that developed a distributed feedback control system for reducing water loss from irrigation, achieving a 50% reduction! This represents a significant contribution to improving the health of our waterways and sustainability of our farming practices.