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?
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?
Where can I find more information?
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