Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major (BEng Hons)
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description


Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major (BEng Hons) - BEng(Hons)(Curtin) - MJRH-ELELEScience and Engineering
Minimum ATAR 80 This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full-time

Students taking this major can specialise in either Electrical Power Engineering, or Electronic Engineering. There is hardly any aspect of modern civilisation that is not dependent upon electrical energy. It is used for heating, cooling, lighting, transportation, manufacturing and production, minerals processing, to name just a few areas of application. Electrical power engineering considers these applications of electrical energy, together with its generation, transmission and distribution, as well as the harnessing of sources of renewable and sustainable energy.

Electronic engineering is one of the fastest growing technology areas internationally, and job opportunities in this field abound. With the rapid progress of the information society, the role of electronic communication and embedded systems (Internet of Things or IoT) is becoming even more crucial to increased industry efficiency and competitiveness. The reason lies in the decentralisation of computing power in both the office and factory environment and the ability of specialised communication networks to link all geographically and spatially separated elements. In this specialisation students will learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of modern digital, electronic and communication systems.

More recently, the fields of electrical engineering and electronic engineering are starting to converge as society seeks more efficient, safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly solutions to engineering problems. For example, smart grids use electronic and computer technologies to achieve better management of electricity consumption and safety in commercial and domestic environments. This Major will allow students to gain expertise in both the electrical and electronic engineering fields.

In the first year, students will complete the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering and was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice. The second year is common to all electrical and electronic engineering with specialisation units included in the final two years of the program. In the final year of study, students will undertake a major research or design project. Students are also required to complete at least 12 weeks of exposure to professional engineering practice to graduate.

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