Electrical engineers design, develop, install and maintain systems in areas as diverse as computer systems, electronics and telecommunications. They also deal with computer architecture, digital communications, embedded systems, instrumentation, lasers, microelecronics, microwaves and antennas, optical communications, satellite mobile communications, signal processing and systems design.


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Your Studies

This degree program includes foundation studies in physics, mathematics, computer science and basic electrical engineering principles, on which further studies in electrical circuits, electronics and computer systems, signals and communications, power systems, energy systems and management are based. Extensive computer-based problem-solving projects, and aspects of modern workplace management, are also features of the program.

In your third and fourth years you can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • electronics and optics
  • computer systems
  • electromagnetics
  • signal and communication systems
  • telecommunications software

Your Career

You might choose to work in:

  • banking and finance
  • power generation and distribution
  • industrial electrical plant design and manufacture
  • control systems management
  • telecom providers
  • computer companies
  • network management
  • multimedia and IT companies
  • design of biomedical equipment and telecom devices
  • military and defence