Master of Electrical Engineering
What will I study?
The Master of Electrical Engineering is a 2–3 year degree (full-time) depending on your prior study.
In your first year (or equivalent) you’ll complete foundation engineering subjects – tailored to students from a non-engineering background. If you’ve completed the Electrical Systems major in the Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, plus the required maths and science subjects, you’ll receive credit for these foundation engineering subjects and start in second year. If you’ve completed another science or engineering degree, you may be eligible for advanced standing.
Second and third year
In the second and third year (or equivalent) you’ll focus on your chosen engineering discipline. You will be guided in acquiring core skills in electronics, control, signal processing, communications and power systems. Learn from leading experts in power systems, energy-efficient telecommunications systems and sensor networks that monitor the environment.
You’ll undertake an industry, design or research project and gain the skills and knowledge to practice as a professional engineer.
Choose your specialisation
As a Master of Electrical Engineering student, you can pursue your career goals and interests through one of four specialisations, or you can choose not to specialise if you’d prefer.
Study the fundamental principles of electrical engineering, focusing on the areas that underpin modern autonomous systems in everything from robotics to UAVs – control systems, signal processing and optimisation.
Electronics and Photonics
Study 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.
Communications and Networks
Study the fundamental principles underpinning modern-day communications engineering, discover the technologies behind communication networks like 5G and IoT , and learn how to design the communication systems of the future.
Low-Carbon Power Systems
Develop expertise in the operation, planning and design of low-carbon power systems and learn about energy markets with deep penetration of renewables, distributed energy resources and smart grid technologies.
Industry, design and research subjects
Enhance your skills and build work experience through our academically credited Internship subject. Run over 10–15 weeks, you could intern at a biotechnology, aerostructures, oil and gas, automation, technical consulting, power solutions or computing devices organisation.
Creating Innovative Engineering subject
Work on a real-world innovation challenge with an industry mentor through our Creating Innovative Engineering subject.
Engineering Capstone subject
Work alongside our world-leading engineering researchers in our Engineering Capstone Subject. Access an industry-partnered project, or pursue your own exploratory research. You’ll have the opportunity to present the findings to the public at our annual engineering showcase, the Endeavour Engineering and IT Exhibition .
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