The Master of Electrical Engineering is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates will:
- have gained fundamental knowledge in electrical engineering principles including the modelling, analysis and design of electrical and electronic circuits and complex engineering systems; techniques for test and measurement; and the interpretation of experimental data;
- have gained core knowledge and practice in advanced electrical engineering topics including electronic system design; embedded computing; signal processing; automatic control; electric power systems; and telecommunications;
- be able to apply fundamental electrical engineering knowledge to analyse and devise solutions for complex open‐ended problems;
- be conversant with important issues relevant to sectors influenced by electrical engineering, such as the sustainability of power, water and other resource distribution networks and the efficient operation of all infrastructure, the rise of automation, and privacy and security in the age of the internet;
- understand how engineering-based industry functions and the business and ethical framework in which it operates;
- have effective verbal and written communication skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the changes facing society;
- know and epitomise professional ethical behaviour and responsibilities towards their profession and the community, including having positive and responsible approaches to sustainable development, equipment and personal safety, management of information and professional integrity.
- be able to execute a whole systems design cycle approach to a complex electrical engineering project including tasks such as prototyping/implementing the design solution, verifying performance against specification, and documenting, commissioning and reporting the design outcome.
- an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in electrical engineering;
- an ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the electrical engineering discipline;
- advanced skills and techniques applicable to electrical engineering;
- well-developed problem-solving abilities, characterised by flexibility of approach;
- advanced competencies in engineering professional expertise and scholarship;
- a capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in oral and written forms of communications;
- an advanced understanding of the international context and sensitivities of electrical engineering;
- an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original research;
- a capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work;
- a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship;
- an appreciation of the ways in which advanced knowledge equips the student to offer leadership in the specialist area;
- the capacity to value and participate in projects which require team-work;
- an understanding of the significance and value of their knowledge to the wider community (including business and industry);
- a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues in contemporary society; and, advanced working skills in the application of computer systems and software and a receptiveness to the opportunities offered by new technologies.
University of Melbourne Graduate Attributes
- Academically excellent
- Knowledgeable across disciplines
- Attuned to cultural diversity
- Active global citizens
- Leaders in communities
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Graduate Attributes
- Strong analytical skills
- Depth of understanding
- Practical ingenuity creativity
- Understanding of global issues
- Business and management
- Lifelong learners
- High ethical standards and professionalism
Engineers Australia Competencies
- Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
- Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
- In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
- Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
- Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
- Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering
- Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
- Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
- Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
- Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
- Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
- Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
- Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
- Professional use and management of information.
- Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
- Effective team membership and team leadership.
Last updated: 27 November 2022