Master of Electrical Engineering

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2 years
February and September
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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 70% average in Electrical Engineering or similar.

Sample Program Outlines*

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Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4601 Digital and Embedded Systems Design
ELEC4602 Microelectronic Design and Technology
ELEC4603 Solid State Electronics
ELEC4604 RF Electronics
ELEC4611 Power System Equipment
ELEC4612 Power System Analysis
ELEC4613 Electrical Drive Systems
ELEC4614 Power Electronics
ELEC4617 Power System Protection
ELEC4621 Advanced Digital Systems Processing
ELEC4622 Multimedia Signal Processing
ELEC4631 Continuous - Time Control System Design
ELEC4632 Computer Control Systems
ELEC4633 Real-Time Engineering

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Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9701 Mixed Signal Microelectrical Design
ELEC9702 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design
ELEC9703 Microsystems Design and Technology
ELEC9704 VLSI Technology
ELEC9705 Quantum Devices
ELEC9711 Power Electronics for Renewable and Distr Generation
ELEC9712 High Voltage Systems
ELEC9713 Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
ELEC9714 Electricity Industry Planning and Economics
ELEC9715 Electricity Industry Operation and Control
ELEC9716 Electrical Safety
ELEC9721 Digital Signal Processing Theory and Applications
ELEC9722 Digital Image Processing
ELEC9723 Speech Processing
ELEC9731 Robust and Linear Control Systems
ELEC9732 Analysis and Design of Non-Linear Control
ELEC9733 Real Computing and Control

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Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9420 Project Management in Engineering and Research
GSOE9445 Entrepreneurial Engineering
GSOE9510 Ethics and Leadership in Engineering
GSOE9820 Engineering Project Management

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Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9123 Design Proficiency

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Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9120 ME Project A
ELEC9121 ME 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 70% 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.