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Field of Study

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering

Computer engineering encompasses hardware, software and systems, including how to build a computer-based device, how to program it and how to connect it to other devices.

Computer engineers are typically associated with the production of devices like iPads, laptops or PCs, but also play a vital role building computers that control machinery, medical instruments, cars, white goods, robots, communication equipment and satellites.

In this major, you'll learn about electrical engineering, computer engineering and information technology while developing the advanced skills of a professional engineer.

Join a growing industry

  • This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to claim your place within a high-growth industry.
  • Electrical and computer engineers are highly valued in industries where advanced electrical and electronic equipment is designed, upgraded and maintained.
  • This degree will detail studies in computer hardware and software systems, with a strong focus on the computers embedded in machines and appliances.


1 in Queensland for electrical and electronic engineering

QS World University Rankings 2022

73 in the world for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Computer network and systems engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Design engineer

Early-career salary

Electrical Engineer


Late-career salary

Electrical Engineer


How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Electromagnetism and Modern Physics

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