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Electrical

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

Electrical engineers play a key role in the design, implementation and management of systems that exploit electrical phenomena to meet practical needs. These include systems for automation, surveillance, energy conversion, power distribution, telecommunications and information processing, on both very large and very small scales. Graduates are sought after for their strong analytical skills and they find employment in a variety of industries in roles ranging from research-and-development to project management and finance.

Intended learning outcomes

To produce graduates skilled in fundamental electrical engineering principles and the application of these to solve complex open-ended problems. Within this specialisation, students acquire core skills in the areas of electronics, control, signal processing and communications, and they may choose to undertake advanced study in one or more of these areas, in addition to other topics such as power systems and lightwave systems.

Structure

300 credit points

The Electrical specialisation of the Master of Engineering consists of 300 points of study – 212.5 points core including a capstone project plus 87.5 points elective subjects (at least 50 points of which must be taken from Electrical Engineering Electives listed below).

Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis:

Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293) https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1293

Subject Options

Total 300 points – 212.5 points core (compulsory) plus 87.5 points elective subjects from the list below. Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, including all core subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

The core and elective subjects are those listed below. The order of subjects below is one way of progressing through the course – students who meet subject requisites may tailor their individual study plan to take into account advanced standing and their study load. Students plan their study online and can seek further advice from Stop 1 on individual study plans.

Suggested first 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the first 100 points:

  • 87.5 points Core from the list below (including one selective)
  • 12.5 points Approved Elective

Core (100 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ELEN20005 Foundations of Electrical Networks
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP20005 Engineering Computation
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN30009 Electrical Network Analysis and Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN30011 Electrical Device Modelling
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN30012 Signals and Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

  • Selective (choose one - University of Melbourne pathway students are recommended to take ENGR90034)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENGR90021 Engineering Practice and Communication
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR90034 Creating Innovative Engineering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 100 points Core from the list below

Core (100 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ELEN90056 Electronic Circuit Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90054 Probability and Random Models
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90055 Control Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90074 Introduction to Power Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90066 Embedded System Design
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90057 Communication Systems
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90058 Signal Processing
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN30010 Digital System Design
Semester 1
12.5

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 25 points Electrical Engineering Capstone Project
  • 50 points Electrical Engineering Electives (from the list below)
  • 25 points Approved Electives

Electrical Engineering Capstone Projects

Students must complete an Electrical Engineering Capstone Project (25 points):

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ELEN90067 Electrical Engineering Capstone Project
Year Long
25
ELEN90081 Elect Eng Capstone Proj Part 1
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90082 Elect Eng Capstone Proj Part 2
Semester 1
12.5

Note 1: ELEN90070 Electrical Engineering Capstone Project A is only available for students who enrol in ELEN90070 prior to 2017.

Note 2: ELEN90081 Electrical Engineering Capstone Project Part 1 and ELEN90082 Electrical Engineering Capstone Project Part 2 must be taken in 2 consecutive semesters. Students commence ELEN90081 in Semester 2 and continue ELEN90082 in the consecutive semester (Semester 1 in the following year). Upon successful completion of this project, students will receive 25 points credit. Students wishing to undertake this subject should also complete the lecture component of the ELEN90082 in Semester 1 in the following year.

Electrical Engineering Electives

Total 50 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ELEN90059 Lightwave Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90060 Power System Analysis
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90051 Advanced Communication Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90052 Advanced Signal Processing
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90061 Communication Networks
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90062 High Speed Electronics
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90064 Advanced Control Systems
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90053 Electronic System Design
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90075 Power Electronics
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90076 Image Processing
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90077 Grid Integration of Renewables
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90088 System Optimisation & Machine Learning
Semester 1
12.5

The electrical engineering electives are to allow students to focus their studies on one or more streams:

Power:

  • ELEN90060 Power System Analysis
  • ELEN90075 Power Electronics
  • ELEN90077 Grid Integration of Renewables

Communications:

  • ELEN90059 Lightwave Systems
  • ELEN90051 Advanced Communication Systems
  • ELEN90061 Communication Networks

Control and Signal Processing:

  • ELEN90052 Advanced Signal Processing
  • ELEN90064 Advanced Control Systems
  • ELEN90088 System Optimisation and Machine Learning
  • ELEN90076 Image Processing

Electronics:

  • ELEN90059 Lightwave Systems
  • ELEN90062 High Speed Electronics
  • ELEN90053 Electronic System Design

Approved Electives

Total 37.5 points

Approved electives allow students to potentially broaden their knowledge outside the core disciplines of electrical engineering. Students may take any electrical engineering electives. Technical subjects outside this list at level 3 or above may also be taken subject to pre-requisites and approval from both Subject and Course Coordinators.

Sample subjects that may be taken as approved electives include:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENGR90033 Internship
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
MAST90014 Optimisation for Industry
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90015 Distributed Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN90017 Advanced Motion Control
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN30013 Electronic System Implementation
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR90036 Leadership for Innovation
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Links

http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-electrical/overview

Last updated: 12 September 2019