Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic) LHIF


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Program Description

Degree overview

  • Go on an overseas study exchange and choose from over 25 countries and more than 60 universities worldwide.
  • Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia (EA), graduates are eligible for membership with EA and comparable international institutions.
  • Focus on the design and operation of devices, equipment, technology and systems.
  • Learn about electrical generation systems including renewable energy sources and electric and autonomous vehicles.
  • Full semester industry internships available.
  • Access the Engineering Mechatronics Lab and Experience One Studio.
  • Flexible entry pathways and common core subjects so you can change your specialisation based on your interests.


Position yourself at the forefront of technology, with a popular degree that gives you a broad range of career options. Electrical engineers focus on energy and information, designing and operating devices, equipment, technology, services and systems.

You will apply engineering theory to real-world challenges, becoming skilled in electrical generation systems; renewable energy sources; electric and autonomous vehicles; and robotics and consumer products. As well as a 12-week work placement, there will be lots of opportunities to learn by practical example, with guest lecturers from industry, simulated business environments and site visits to industrial facilities.

We’re ranked number one in South Australia for engineering research*. Our leading researchers will be your teachers and everything you learn will be supported by our research excellence.

*2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

What you'll learn

In your first year, you will develop a strong, general foundation in engineering. As your studies progress, you will learn about the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy, and about computer networking, control systems, and digital electronics. In the compulsory 12-week industry placement you’ll get to use the knowledge and skills you’ve learned in a work environment.

At least half of the honours year involves a major project. Armed with new knowledge and skills, using the latest design tools, and mentored by engineering academic staff, our honours students develop innovative products to advance technology. Recently, for example, students worked on an instrumented rowing simulator for elite athletes.

Why Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)

In your studies you will develop advanced practical skills and theoretical understanding of the generation, transmission, distribution and use of electrical energy; and computer networking, communications, control systems, and digital electronics.

You’ll work alongside other engineering students on a major industry project in your final year. You may also be eligible for a full semester industry internship. While you study you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art engineering spaces including the Engineering Mechatronics Lab, Experience One Studio, and the Experiential Learning Suite.

Your career

To be a successful electrical and electronic engineer, you should be a good problem solver and show a passion for understanding new gadgets and technologies. Careers to consider:

  • electrical design engineer: creating solutions ranging from small component designs to large-scale systems; working on all stages of design for electrical services, from early research and development through to detailed design, installation and final commissioning
  • electrical engineer: designing and developing electrical products, systems and components by studying customer requirements, researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials; developing manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for building and assembling
  • commissioning engineer: commissioning and overseeing the installation of systems, plant and equipment; testing facilities, equipment and plants to make sure they function correctly

Real World Connections

University of South Australia collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide – so you’ll have plenty of chances to get hands-on experience and make industry connections. Many of our graduates have been employed through work placements or internships.

Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, our engineering degrees offer a huge amount of study flexibility. On graduation you’ll be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia and comparable international institutions. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Professional accreditation and recognition

This program is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia and is designed to meet the requirements for graduate membership of Engineers Australia and comparable international institutions.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous.

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous. Read less
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