Where will this take me?


Further study


For professional accreditation as an electrical or mechatronics engineer, follow the Electrical Systems major in the Bachelor of Science with one of these graduate degrees:

You’ll enter your career with the confidence that comes from having a masters degree, with high-level specialist knowledge in your field.

Learn more about how to become an Engineer at the University of Melbourne.


Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate study options may be possible – in fields as diverse as design, science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, or company.

Career outcomes

After completing this major plus a Master of Engineering, you’ll be ready to move into a rewarding engineering career.

Our graduates have job titles such as electrical, electronic, hardware systems or telecommunications engineer. They are also employed as project managers and technical specialists.

Some of the many workplaces you might pursue a career are telecommunications companies such as Telstra and Ericsson, engineering and professional services firms such as GHD and Deloitte, electronics firms such as Siemens, and mining companies such as Alcoa and BHP.

If you choose to enter the workforce straight after completing your major, you could move into roles such as a cadet engineer, engineering assistant, contract administrator, project manager, research assistant or technician, or electrical system draftsperson.