Welcome from the Head of School

This is an exciting time in Electrical and Information Engineering, as the nation turns to its top educational and research institutions for guidance about energy, environment, health, aging population, and technology paradigm shifts. We have a multidisciplinary team. Our work targets around several major research areas including power engineering, telecommunications engineering, software and computer engineering, photonics engineering, and biomedical engineering. Our diverse research capabilities in these key areas has allowed us to work collaboratively across both the private and public sectors. Electrical and information engineering disciplines provide solutions to the most critical problems facing the world today:

-        Power engineers build renewable sources of energy and integrate them into smart grids, thus reducing gas emissions and preserving the environment.

-        Telecommunication engineers build wireless and mobile networks, as well as those wired-based technologies used in the National Broadband Network in Australia, capable of delivering advanced web, entertainment and health services to people at home and on the move.

-        Biomedical engineers build medical electronic products and systems, including hearing aids, bionic eyes and automated software to help doctors diagnose diseases.

-        Computer engineers design, build and test intelligent machines, such as iPads, mobile phones, smart cars and homes. They integrate sensors and intelligent devices into global and interactive networks for monitoring environment, traffic and industrial processes.

-        Software engineers design software and information technologies for cost-effective and energy-efficient organizations, social networking and instant messaging. 

In the face of a shortage of engineering skills and phenomenal growth of power, telecommunication and bioelectronics technologies, electrical engineers of all specializations are in high demand. Today we offer Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Electrical and Software Engineering. Electrical Engineering is our generalist degree and within this degree the students can opt for four specializations: Biomedical, Power, Telecommunications, and Computer Engineering. 

We believe by working closely with our industry partners we can thoroughly understand the needs and trends of industry and how our research can support the broader community achieve its goals. We have continued to share our cross-disciplinary research outcomes with industry and other tertiary institutions researchers and we expect new research collaborations to provide significant novel opportunities for our staff and students.

Since we were established back in 1920 we have grown and now engage over 30 full-time academic staff, each highly recognized for their specialist expertise. We have as many as 1000 undergraduate students, 200 masters of engineering (coursework) students and 150 research students. The School’s research productivity remains outstanding as does its success in securing Australian Research Council competitive research grants. We always welcome new talented staff and students to our School. Please contact me if you need any additional information about our School and its activities.

 

Abbas Jamalipour

Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking