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Electrical Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Design

Are you passionate about renewable energy? Do you want to discover new ways to generate power? Are you interested in building digital devices that transmit data across the world?

Within the electrical engineering specialisation, you will learn to design and manage equipment and investigate embedded systems that contribute to almost every sector of society.

These systems include smartphones, electrical power and renewable energy, medical imaging for healthcare, electrical appliances for homes, scientific instruments for laboratories, lasers for high-speed communication and satellite systems for remote sensing.

With much of your coursework being hands-on, you'll leave UQ with highly regarded specialist technical skills. This flexible and transportable degree will open opportunities with companies across the globe.

Electrical engineers work in exciting roles in major internet, communications and power generation organisations. Many graduates establish their own companies early in their careers or work overseas.


1 in Queensland for electrical and electronic engineering

QS World University Rankings 2024

78 in the world for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2024

Watch Meet Josephine, an Electrical Engineering student at UQ on YouTube.

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
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Systems test engineer

Average annual salary range

Electrical Engineer


How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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