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
In addition to the learning outcomes of the Master of Engineering, students successfully completing the Master of Engineering (Electrical) degree should:
- Have gained fundamental knowledge in electrical engineering principles including the analysis and design of electrical and electronic circuits; modelling and analysing complex systems; and techniques for test and measurement;
- 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.
Last updated: 3 May 2022