Systems and Control

Master of Engineering Science
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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. There are two masters specialisations – Electrical Engineering and Systems and Control.


This specialisation offers a broad range of theoretical and applications-based electives within the discipline of Control Systems Engineering


The Master of Engineering Science promotes flexible learning as a keystone of the program – it is designed for students who already have a four year accredited engineering degree and who now wish to broaden their job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation. This program takes two years to complete (students may be granted credit for some courses. Those with a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area can apply for credit of up to 50% of a program); it is a non-accredited program, and does not offer industrial training.


The typical program structure comprises sixteen courses, broken down into: four Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Courses, three Research Courses and four Electives.


Required Background

Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 65% average in Electrical Engineering or similar.

Sample Program Outlines*


Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4631 Continuous-Time Control System Design
ELEC4632 Computer Control Systems
ELEC4633 Real-Time Engineering

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Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4601 Digital and Embedded System 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
ELEC4621 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
ELEC4622 Multimedia Signal Processing
PHTN4661 Optical Circuits and Fibres
TELE4642 Network Performance
TELE4651 Wireless Communication Technologies
TELE4652 Mobile and Satellite Communications Systems


Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9731 Robust and Linear Control Systems
ELEC9732 Analysis and Design of Non Linear Control
ELEC9733 Real Time Computing and Control

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Course code Course name Notes
COMP9517 Computer Vision
COMP9814 Extended Artificial Intelligence
ELEC9721 Digital Signal Processing Theory and Applications
GSOE9141 Smart Grids and Distribution Networks

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Course code Course name Notes
Read more Engineering and Technical Management Elective

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Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9771 Project Report A
ELEC9772 Project Report B
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgrad Coursework Research Skills
GSOE9011 Engineering PGCW Research Skills (online)
GSOE9220 Launching a startup GSOE9220 can be taken if student is exempt from completing the masters thesis project.

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Course code Course name Notes
Courses can be chosen from Disciplinary Knowledge course list
Courses can be chosen from Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge course list
Courses can be chosen from Engineering and Technical Management course list
Students can also choose other courses from across the Faculty if they meet the requirements for the course

* 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 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.