Electrical and electronics engineering

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Overview

Study design, construction, protection and project management of power generation, distribution, transmission, scheduling and usage, automation and control. You'll learn about renewable electrical power generation, smart distribution and power usage in different locations and the role of energy production and efficiency in climate change. This cross-range of study will enable you to take on a number of diverse roles.

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.

Study electrical and electronics engineering

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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.

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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.

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.

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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