Master of Electrical Engineering
From energy efficient power grids to life-changing medical devices – design and manage the electrical systems powering our lives with the Master of Electrical Engineering at Australia’s top university*. You’ll develop unique skills that will allow you to build and improve our power and telecommunications systems and develop future electronic and autonomous devices.
* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023
Choose your path
Once you’ve started studying, you can specialise in ‘Autonomous Systems’, 'Business', ‘Electronics and Photonics’, ‘Communications and Networks’ or ‘Low-Carbon Power Systems’. You can also continue without specialising.
Learn from world leading academics
Be guided by renowned academics in communications and networks, control and signal processing through to power and energy systems. Our electrical engineers are working on state-of-the-art models and tools for our future energy systems, automated irrigation networks, energy efficient wireless communications and nano-electronics.
Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave. The Parkville campus is situated within a renowned knowledge precinct, which includes eight hospitals, many leading research institutes and a wide range of knowledge-based industries.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
The University of Melbourne runs a twice-annual mentoring programme that brings students together with alumni mentors who guide them through the career decision-making process.
Faculty-specific resources assist students in finding the most relevant careers advice for them. Students are also able to take self-assessment tests to help them determine which occupation is most suited to them.
We run workshops, one-on-one sessions, and student mentoring programs to give you the advice you need, when you need it.
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About Careers and Employability
We provide you with the resources, support, and tools you need to achieve your career goals. Learn about our approach to employability and careers.
When you start university you may already know which career path you’d like to pursue. Or, you might be exploring your unique interests, passions, and opportunities.
No matter which category you’re in, career development starts from your first day at university. Career development doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to develop a greater awareness of who you are and what you want to achieve.
At the University of Melbourne, career development is a journey that involves:
- Understanding and reflecting on your motivations and preferences, current skills and knowledge gaps
- Researching potential opportunities that help you develop meaningful, industry-relevant experiences
- Goal setting and deciding on what career success means to you
- Seeking and applying for roles that align with this vision.
- During this process, your ability to understand and apply your knowledge will be critical in making successful career decisions. We have dedicated career advisers who can guide you through this career development journey.
What are employability skills?
Employability skills are more than just your ability to land a job. They cover your attitude, personal qualities, and transferable skills (e.g. teamwork and communication).
These skills are valued regardless of the role or industry you’re interested in—and understanding their importance can help you succeed in your career and beyond.
Our aim is to help you develop these skills so you can progress professionally in the workforce and community.
How we can help you
We provide online and in-person services: from one-on-one guidance, to learning modules, on campus workshops, and more.
We support you to:
- Understand the possibilities open to you during and after your time at university
- Design your career by understanding where your degree can take you, and guide you on what experiences will help you gain future employment
- Identify your skills and how they apply to actual jobs in the industry you’re interested in
- Find opportunities via our online jobs board and our employability programs
- Connect with employers and professionals through our mentoring programs and industry networks
- Navigate the job application process so your cover letter, resume, and interview style sets you up for success.
- Our services are available to all current undergraduate and graduate University of Melbourne students.
- 2 years PSW
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
?The Master of Electrical Engineering is offered as either a 2-year or 3-year program, depending upon your prior qualifications.
1. Prior qualification: an engineering major from the University of Melbourne
If you hold the following engineering pathway degree from the University of Melbourne, with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, you will be eligible to enter the 2-year program:
- Bachelor of Science with an Electrical Engineering Systems major.
2. Prior qualification: an engineering degree or major
If you hold an engineering degree or major in an equivalent specialisation from another institution, with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent*, you may be eligible to receive credit for up to one year and enter the 2-year program. Exact credit can only be determined on application.
See Credit for prior studies below for more information.
3. Prior qualification: any undergraduate degree
You will be eligible to enter the 3-year program if you hold any undergraduate degree with:
- The equivalent of 25 points (two subjects) of first year mathematics, specifically Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra.
- The equivalent of 25 points of Physics (or equivalent).
With a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent
Don’t have a prerequisite subject?
The University’s Community Access Program allows you to undertake single subject study without being enrolled in a course. You can complete prerequisite subjects that you need to qualify for entry via the Community Access Program and then apply for this course.
- Course Code: 106106J
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 03 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD
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