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Why Electrical Engineering at UNSW?




Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (EE&T) is arguably the origin of most high technology as we know it today. Based on fundamental principles from mathematics and physics, programs offered by the school progressively introduce engineering concepts until students are equipped to tackle professional electives spanning microelectronics, systems and control, signal processing, energy systems, telecommunications, photonics, embedded systems design, intrument, instrumentation and real time computing, video, image and speech processing, and data networks.

While the fcous of the programs on offer is geared towards providing the ultimate analytical skill set for the technology based world, this is strongly supported by practical applications. The majority of courses taught by the school have a significant laboratory component, providing a critical link between theory and practice in a hands-on environment. Professional electives and core courses in management and entrepreneurship form the basis for a career path towards technology management. The industrial training component of the program provides the link between university lab and project work with the life of a graduate engineer, and sees students engaged in everything from climbing on heavy equipment at construction sites, designing new microelectronic devices and writing code for the automation of large factories to improving efficiency in multimillion-dollar projects.

EE&T programs offer excellent career opportunities and develop a set of core skills and attributes that are highly sought after in many sectors both within and outside of engineering. Our students develop a capcity, good communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively on complex systems and tasks. UNSW EE&T gradautes find themselves in constant demand everywhere, whether they are building electric motors for hybrid cars, designing new brain-computer interfaces, programming control systems for autonomous aircraft, pioneeing quantum electronic circuits, doing financial modelling for a bank, developing gigahertz swithing technology using microelectromechanical systems, or planning the next generation of wireless networks.

EE&T at UNSW offers a challenging undergraduate program of international standing, an enjoyable and supportive social and academic environment with potentially exciting career opportunities following graduation.

UNSW electrical engineering degress are accredited by Engineers Australia (EA), which also gives our graduates international recognition for their qualifications under the Washington Accord. Our graduates work in more than 90 countries around the world. A UNSW Electrical Engineering degree will always have high value in the job market.



Engineers Australia 2009 survey indicates large shortages in Electrical Engineers



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