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Dual Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science

Computer engineering encompasses hardware, software and systems, including how to build a computer-based device, how to program it and how to connect it to other devices.

Computer engineers are typically associated with the production of devices like iPads, laptops or PCs, but also play a vital role building computers that control machinery, medical instruments, cars, white goods, robots, communication equipment and satellites.

In this major, you'll learn about electrical engineering, computer engineering and information technology while developing the advanced skills of a professional engineer.

Join a growing industry

  • This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to claim your place within a high-growth industry.
  • Electrical and computer engineers are highly valued in industries where advanced electrical and electronic equipment is designed, upgraded and maintained.
  • This degree will detail studies in computer hardware and software systems, with a strong focus on the computers embedded in machines and appliances.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for electrical and electronic engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Network and systems engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Design engineer

Early-career salary

Electrical Engineer

$49K–$76K

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Graduate salary

Engineering (undergraduate)

$64K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Computer Systems Principles and Programming
  • Digital System Design

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