Electrical engineering is concerned with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of electronics and electrical energy infrastructure.
Electrical engineers typically work on projects involving power generation and distribution, electrical installations in major building and mining projects, communications infrastructure, aerospace and defence systems, medical imaging systems and industrial and scientific instrumentation and control.
This major prepares you to work in challenging and innovative environments, where you'll design state-of-the-art products for a number of different industries. It puts a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on experience, while also developing your research and problem-solving skills through an individual research project in your fourth year.
Career paths can lead to roles in the telecommunications industry, computer industry, the mining and transport sector, or in power generation and transmission industries.
Global opportunities, global impact
- This flexible and transportable degree will open opportunities with major companies across the globe.
- This is a dynamic growth sector, and electrical engineers can access exciting opportunities with major internet, communications and power generation organisations. Many graduates establish their own companies early in their careers or work overseas. Electrical, computer, and biomedical engineers are employed by organisations such as Siemens, Phillips, Cochlear, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson and ResMed.
- Globally, more than 8 billion scans have been completed using world-leading magnetic resonance imaging technology developed at UQ.