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.