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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours)

Creativity + science + problem solving = electrical engineering.

At the University of Newcastle we train electrical engineers capable of solving the greatest global electronic challenges. As an electrical and electronic engineer you can help develop precision agriculture technology to increase food production efficiency, refine aircraft electrical systems and even build smart grid systems to help manage alternative energy resources. Or, follow in the footsteps of our team of researchers and develop life changing medical technology – like the artificial pancreas currently under development at the university of Newcastle

What is electrical and electronic engineering? Electrical and electronic engineering exposes students to courses in electronics, computer systems, telecommunications, bioengineering, control, robotics and electrical power engineering. When you study a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you will learn to design and build systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life.

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career opportunities
Electrical engineers are employed in utilities, industry, manufacturing, consulting services and electronic design and development. Graduates might focus on electronics engineering. They could specialise in automation and control engineering, or they may work in robotic engineering or power generation and distribution. Average starting salaries for engineers are great – more than $80,000 per annum.

Electrical engineering is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:

  • telecommunications equipment designer
  • electrical design engineer
  • automatic systems designer
  • robotics engineer
  • biomedical instrumentation designer
  • renewable energy systems engineer

Remarkably, engineering is the most commonly held degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs – the CEOs of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers.

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools..

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