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Field of Study

Electrical Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science

This field of study will develop students with technical and research skills, a global perspective on professional engineering practice and the competence to identify and apply current practice to solve real-world engineering problems.

All students complete a two-semester research project or industry placement giving you invaluable experience in developing, managing and delivering on complex projects.

Careers

Electrical engineers are employed in a wide range of organisations including industries, educational institutions, companies and governments. Some graduates also go on to establish their own companies early in their careers. Electrical engineers typically find careers in areas such as:

  • Telecommunications
  • Signal and image processing
  • Robotics and intelligent systems
  • Computer systems
  • Electric power generation transmission and distribution
  • Biomedical instrumentation, imaging, diagnostics and decision support systems
  • Mining and transport
  • Defense, aviation and automotive technologies

Highlights

1 in Queensland for electrical and electronic engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

76 in the world for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2020

Early-career salary

Electrical Engineer

$49K–$76K

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Late-career salary

Electrical Engineer

$79K–$166K

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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
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

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

  • Embedded Systems Design and Interfacing
  • Electrical Energy Conversion and Utilisation
  • Operating Systems Architecture
  • Computer Networks

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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