Electrical Systems

    Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue career paths in research, technical engineering, management, finance, energy, telecommunications, electronics, defence, automation, transport and biomedical technology. Electrical engineers have a very high proportion of full-time jobs. Earnings are high and unemployment is below average.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the Electrical Systems major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.


    The Electrical Systems major leads directly to the professional accredited Master of Engineering (Electrical) and Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business), or Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) and professional registration as an engineer.

    This major also leads to a range of other graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.