Master of Electrical Engineering

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Postgraduate study in Electrical Engineering allows students to consolidate a specialisation from an undergraduate degree, change direction to a new area within the field, or lay the foundation for a career in research and development.


The Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) is perfect for students who want to develop their technical knowledge and skills, and earn a degree accredited with Engineers Australia. The degree enables students to specialise in Electrical Engineering, and gain a depth of knowledge across a broad range of areas including signal processing, energy systems, control systems, microsystems and photonics.


The Master of Engineering takes two years to complete and industrial training is a component of the program. A typical program structure includes: six Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, two Engineering and Technical Knowledge Courses, one Design course and two Research Project Courses.


The Master of Engineering is designed for those students who do not have an accredited engineering degree, but do have either a non-accredited engineering degree, or have completed the equivalent of the first three years of an accredited engineering degree.


Required Background

Students need a four year equivalent Engineering degree with a minimum 75% average in Electrical Engineering or similar.

Sample Program Outlines*

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Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC4601Digital and Embedded Systems Design
ELEC4602Microelectronic Design and Technology
ELEC4603Solid State Electronics
ELEC4604RF Electronics
ELEC4611Power System Equipment
ELEC4612Power System Analysis
ELEC4613Electrical Drive Systems
ELEC4614Power Electronics
ELEC4617Power System Protection
ELEC4621Advanced Digital Systems Processing
ELEC4622Multimedia Signal Processing
ELEC4631Continuous - Time Control System Design
ELEC4632Computer Control Systems
ELEC4633Real-Time Engineering

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Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC9701Mixed Signal Microelectrical Design
ELEC9702Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design
ELEC9703Microsystems Design and Technology
ELEC9704VLSI Technology
ELEC9705Quantum Devices
ELEC9711Power Electronics for Renewable and Distr Generation
ELEC9712High Voltage Systems
ELEC9713Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
ELEC9714Electricity Industry Planning and Economics
ELEC9715Electricity Industry Operation and Control
ELEC9716Electrical Safety
ELEC9721Digital Signal Processing Theory and Applications
ELEC9722Digital Image Processing
ELEC9723Speech Processing
ELEC9731Robust and Linear Control Systems
ELEC9732Analysis and Design of Non-Linear Control
ELEC9733Real Computing and Control

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Course codeCourse nameNotes
GSOE9420Project Management in Engineering and Research
GSOE9445Entrepreneurial Engineering
GSOE9510Ethics and Leadership in Engineering
GSOE9820Engineering Project Management

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Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC9123Design Proficiency

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Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC9120ME Project A
ELEC9121ME Project B

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

† Minimum 75% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 75% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.