Undergraduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Become an industry-ready electrical and electronic engineer with real-world experience in just four years. Graduate with the key skills and qualities employers need in new engineers to succeed in their rapidly evolving sectors
80
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

  • Electrical and Electronic engineer
  • Researcher or consultant
  • Electrical power engineer
  • Communications engineer
  • Embedded systems engineer
  • Medical systems engineer
  • Network controller
  • Power systems engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Electrical and Electronic engineer
  • Researcher or consultant
  • Electrical power engineer
  • Communications engineer
  • Embedded systems engineer
  • Medical systems engineer
  • Network controller
  • Power systems engineer
  • Systems engineer

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Admission Requirements

  • Mathematics Methods ATAR
  • At least one of the following three subjects: Mathematics Specialist ATAR, Chemistry ATAR or Physics ATAR

    All four subjects are recommended. If you do not have all four subjects you will need to complete extra units in first year, which may mean taking additional units to meet the course requirements. 
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

Ready to apply for this course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Electrical and electronic engineering spans from the nanometres-thick scale of advanced electronic devices to the kilometres-long scale of power transmission, and everything in between.

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering major prepares students for a career in such innovative fields as developing sustainable energy solutions, designing technologies to improve our health, creating systems that support industry or communities, or designing electronics that transform lives.

Through this course students learn to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems concerned with the generation and transmission of information and electric power, and the design and testing of electrical and electronic devices, circuits and systems, and consider the context of the broader system application within which all of this falls, including economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability constraints.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Quick details

STATUS
  • Available 2022
ATTENDANCE
  • Full-time, Part-time
STARTING DATES
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
COURSE CODE
  • MJD-EELEC
CRICOS CODE
  • 106081B
FULL TIME/PART TIME DURATION
  • 4-years full time
TISC CODE
  • UH011

Why study Electrical and Electronic Engineering?

  1. You’ll make valuable connections with UWA’s industry partners including Clough. Lycopodium, Western Power, Atlas Copco, South 32, Alcoa and other members of the electrical engineering industry advisory panel – giving your career a head start. 
  2. You will become an industry-ready electrical and electronics engineer, opening up a world or career opportunities in innovative fields such as developing sustainable energy solutions, designing technologies to improve healthcare, creating systems that support industry or communities, or designing electronics that transform lives.
  3. As a UWA electronic and electrical engineering student you could spend your time working on the Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) project or in the Robotics Lab, developing sustainable energy solutions, designing new technologies, solving detailed computer problems and working with some of the world’s best minds.
 

Student clubs

Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find people here to share your journey.

Enhance your employability while making lifelong friends and connections by joining one of our many student clubs, such as:

Find out more about all our student clubs from the UWA Student Guild.

You'll learn to

  • Utilise advanced technical electrical and electronic engineering skills in problem identification, simplification, analysis, planning, design, implementation and operation for an exciting career in engineering
  • Create innovative engineering solutions to solve complex issues by applying critical thinking skills and your knowledge of established engineering methods
  • Understand and implement the mathematical foundations underlying electrical and electronic engineering concepts
  • Develop a deep practical understanding of the core concepts of electrical and electronic engineering and extend this knowledge to more specialised areas such as energy systems, microelectronics, renewable energy, power engineering, signal processing

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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific major for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Graduate with two degrees

The combined degree option allows you to pair your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with another passion, broadening your career options and giving you an edge in a rapidly changing workforce.

You can combine the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with:

You’ll graduate with two Bachelor degrees in just five years, opening up a world of possible career paths while broadening your knowledge, networks and horizons.

Duration: 5 years*
ATAR: 88
TISC Code:

> Commerce: UB004

> Science: UB006

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Ideal for high-achievers with a passion for engineering, this combined degree gives you the opportunity to get hands-on undergraduate research experience, one-on-one mentoring from leading academics and overseas exchange and education opportunities.

Duration: 5.5 - 6.5 years
ATAR: 98
TISC Code: TBA

*Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce with Chemical Engineering major will take 5.5 years to complete 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Work Experience

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) offers work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities where you can:

  • Gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience and skills
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Develop employability skills through a science work placement

As part of your studies, you will complete a 12-week practicum and professional-development experience. This can be achieved by spending at least eight weeks in an engineering environment of your choice.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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