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Electrical Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Mathematics

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.

Depending on the major you choose, career paths can lead to roles in the telecommunications industry, computer industry, the mining and transport sector, or in power generation and transmission industries.

Our electrical, computer, and biomedical engineers have been employed by organisations such as Siemens, Phillips, Cochlear, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson and ResMed.

Tailor your specialisation in electrical engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Electrical engineering offers these options:




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 Guneet, an Electrical and Biomedical 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
  • Senior engineer
  • Protection and automation engineer
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Systems test engineer
  • Power generation plant operator

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
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Computer Systems Principles and Programming
  • Circuits, Signals and Systems
  • Electromagnetism and Electromechanics
  • Electronic Circuits and Amplifiers

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