Electrical Systems

    Major overview


    Electrical engineers design and build electronic devices on all scales – from nanoelectronics to nationwide power grids.

    Not only is electrical engineering the central discipline involved in communications, specifically in the civil aviation and the deep space network, it also plays a significant role in the medical field.

    At the University of Melbourne, our electrical engineers are improving lives by developing systems and instrumentation for bionic vision, hearing technologies and life-support systems.

    Studying the electrical systems major in the Bachelor of Science leads directly to a Master of Engineering (Electrical) or a Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business) or the Master of Engineering (Mechantronics) and professional registration as an engineer.

    If you continue this major through to the Master of Engineering, you will be eligible for professional accreditation as an engineer as our Engineering degrees are professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.