FAQs and Useful links - Undergraduates

Useful links Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications and Quantum Engineering


What do electrical and telecommunications engineers do? 

Electrical and telecommunications engineers are in high demand in every industry that uses technology. As an example, here is a list of companies that our students took internships or graduate roles with in a 12-month period.


What do quantum engineers do? 

Have a look through CSIRO's Quantum Engineering Roadmap.


Are there jobs? 

Electrical, telecommunications and quantum engineers continue to be among the most sought-after professionals. Electrical Engineering continues to feature in lists of the best, highest-paying or most in-demand jobs, e.g. Indeed (27/2/20), Business Insider (17/7/20)  and Forbes (17/5/19).


What kind of teaching can I expect? 

30% of our academic staff have won faculty or UNSW awards for their teaching in the past 10 years. Some are YouTube stars. Courses include fantastic online resources for lectures, tutorials and labs, to complement extensive hands-on, face-to-face laboratory work.


What is life like as an EE&T student? 

Our vibrant and award-winning student societies ELSOC (web and facebook) and TWEET (web and facebook) run dozens of social events, ‘crash courses’, hackathons and careers events throughout the year. In fact ELSOC is one of the most active student societies on campus, running continuously since 1953.


What facilities do I have access to? 

The recently refurbished ($104M), award-winning Electrical Engineering Building, with thousands of square metres of brand new teaching and research labs, the Real-time Digital Simulation Laboratory, the largest in any university world-wide, the Australian National Fabrication Facility, capable of producing sub-20nm semiconductor device features, the Joint National Fibre Facility, to name just a few.


What might I be doing in first year? 

As well as electrical circuits, maths, physics and computing, you will study engineering design and innovation. Here’s what that might look like: Team 15, Group 15, autonomous egg delivery.


What else could I work on? 

Developing a microsatellite and testing it by launching it into the stratosphere, working right at the cutting edge on more than 400 year-long honours thesis topics, an audio tesla coil, a robotic drum kit, a custom omnidirectional robocouch . . . or whatever else you would like to dream up.


What is some of the great research going on in the School? 

Engineers crack 58-year-old puzzle on way to quantum breakthrough

New ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions focuses on transition towards sustainable, reliable, secure and cost-effective energy

UNSW Sydney researchers attract $1.3 million investment for cyber security spin-out

Thought control technology is coming out of science fiction and into real life

Plan to Mine the Moon Gives Australia Opening in New Space Era

Uni labs testing limits of quantum communications

Smartphone app to screen for early signs of dementia

Researchers Propose Floating Microgrids Made up of Electric Boats

Hot qubits made in Sydney break one of the biggest constraints to practical quantum computers


Where can I find more information? 

In our Undergraduate Prospectus, or on our website.


Who can I contact? 

Director of Academic Studies A/Prof Toan Phung

Deputy Head of School (Education) A/Prof Jayashri Ravishankar

Head of School Prof Julien Epps



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Undergraduates 2021