Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Solving complex electrical generation, transmission and computer system challenges
The Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering delves deep into the world of technology, giving students a thorough understanding of how electronics work.
Gain knowledge on advanced programming techniques, discover new computer languages and networks, learn how to build complicated electronic circuits and specialise in the design and testing of electrical devices.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
A degree in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering creates opportunities for you to develop sustainable energy solutions, design new technologies, solve detailed computer problems and work with some of the world’s best minds.
Our graduates have stepped into varied careers in the robotics, transport, software and aerospace industries, working with companies such as Microsoft, Google, the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia and The Spaceship Company.
Interested in becoming an electrical and electronic engineer?
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s degree at UWA with a major in Engineering Science, followed by the Master of Professional Engineering course, selecting the Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation.
Our research clusters
Advanced Sensing and Quantum Technologies
UWA’s Advanced Sensing and Quantum Technologies research group is solving remote operational challenges in a range of fields.Read more
This discipline finds innovative solutions for the biomedical imaging, biomechanics, biomaterials and engineering computational biology industries.Read more
Real time Optimisation Scheduling and Logistics
This group’s research develops optimisation, scheduling and control solutions for the mining and offshore extraction sectors and associated operations, such as transport, energy supply and the servicing of remote communities.Read more
Renewable Energy and Microgrids
The Renewable Energy and Microgrids discipline looks at ways to make the modern world’s transition to renewable energy smoother and more efficient.Read more
Automation and Robotics
Automation and Robotics researches engineering systems applications where continuous human presence is either undesirable or impossible.Read more
Complex Data Analysis
Using innovative techniques, the Complex Data Modelling research group develop mathematical, statistical and computational methodology to support engineering projects.Read more
Machine Learning Applications for Physical Sciences
The Machine Learning Applications for Physical Sciences (MAPS) research cluster focus on the application of state-of-the-art Machine Learning algorithms for efficient processing, accurate characterisation and robust prediction of signals arising in physical sciences.Read more
The Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering works with a number of industry partners to ensure our graduates get the best headstart on their careers.
These partnerships include:
- Lycopodium Engineering
- Western Power
- MO Consultants
- MRX Technologies
- Measurement Innovation
- Advantage Air
- Atlas Copco
- Alcoa of Australia
The Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Industry Advisory Panel members can be found here
Associate Professor Sally Male
Associate Professor Sally Male is the Chair in Engineering Education, pioneer for Virtual Work Integrated Learning for engineering students and advocate for gender inclusivity in engineering education.Read more
Dr Brendan Kennedy is Head of the Bioimaging Research and Innovation for Translational Engineering Lab (BRITElab) at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computing Engineering at The University of Western Australia (UWA).Read more
The EZONE UWA Student Hub is a world-class learning space for engineering and mathematical science students, industry, alumni and community.Read more about EZONE
The BRITElab is a world-class laboratory facility for biomedical and bioengineering research in Western Australia.Read more about BRITElab
The UWA Motorsport workshop is an end-to-end engineering experience for students working on the motorsport vehicles of the future.Read more about Motorsport
The CO2 Lab provides critical data to inform research into the most efficient and safe ways to process and transport CO2 for carbon storage purposes.Read more about CO2 Lab
Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre
The Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre (MILC) is the result of an innovative alliance between The University of Western Australia and leading national engineering group Monadelphous. In this centre, world-class teaching and practical training in engineering combine to form a learning environment that is based on a simulated professional workplace.Read more about Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre