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Field of Study

Electrical Engineering

Master of Engineering Science

The Master of Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering) degree 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.


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


1 in Queensland for electrical and electronic engineering

QS World University Rankings 2021

85 in the world for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2021

Early-career salary

Electrical Engineer


Late-career salary

Electrical Engineer


How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

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