discipline

Electrical and electronics engineering

Study renewable electrical power generation, smart distribution and power usage, and the role of energy production in climate change. With such a cross-range of knowledge you’ll be a highly employable graduate capable of taking on a number of diverse roles.

Get access: to some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in the southern hemisphere

Practical experience: industry-linked projects from your first year

Career opportunities

Our graduates get jobs. With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand both here in Australia and further abroad. Employers seek out Deakin graduates for their forward thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities. 

 As an electrical and electronics engineering graduate, you can gain employment in:

  • power generation and distribution
  • electronic design
  • factory control
  • local government
  • public works
  • consulting.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

We don’t use classrooms, we use super smart labs where creativity, design and problem solving is at the heart of the curriculum, and students design, build and learn at the same time.

Professor Jane Den Hollander

Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University

Project-oriented design based learning

Project-oriented design based learning is a key feature of our engineering degrees. This teaching method weaves practical learning experiences through each degree. Students do team-based projects and develop solutions to industry needs.

Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET)

You’ll get hands-on learning from year one in our state-of-the-art CADET facilities. Students explore endless possibilities in digital manufacturing, computer modelling, virtual reality environments, a high-voltage tesla lab, 3D printing and rapid prototyping capabilities.

Research with us

Engineering at Deakin is research led rather than research informed. Develop an original idea with us, and we may end up teaching it to future Deakin students! We’re associated with strategic research centres including the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation and the Institute for Frontier Materials.

learn more about researching with us

Accreditation

Deakin's Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia. This accreditation gives our degrees international recognition, allowing graduates to practice as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Leading the way in engineering

Deakin engineering is ranked highly by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), a national research evaluation framework. ERA awarded Deakin the highest ranking possible of 5 in the categories of Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. 

Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering were awarded a ranking of 4 (classed above world standard), highlighting Deakin’s strength in engineering related research. 

Our research excellence helps to inform our teaching curriculum to ensure undergraduate students are aware of the developments that will shape the engineering industries of the future.

What do our students and staff say?

Engineering at Deakin – a staff perspective

Find out from our staff why studying engineering with us is different from at other universities. We have a focus on creativity, design and innovation, all taught within recently refurbished and industry-leading facilities.

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