Electrical and electronics engineering


Delve into a wide range of electrical engineering concepts, including electrical transmission networks and renewable energy technologies. Specialising in electrical and electronics engineering at Deakin will give you the practical skills and experience to help address modern day challenges.

Explore your study options

With some of the best engineering facilities in Australia, project-oriented design-based learning, and workplace learning in the industry, you’ll graduate job-ready with the skills and expertise you need to succeed as an electrical engineer.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

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


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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


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.

Choose an engineering degree that will get you work ready

With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in high demand in Australia and abroad. Thanks to our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact, you'll enter the field at the top of the pack.

Project-oriented design-based learning

A key feature of our engineering degrees, project-oriented design-based learning is a teaching method that weaves practical learning experiences throughout your degree. You’ll undertake team-based projects and develop solutions to current industry needs, so you can hit the ground running when you graduate.

Inspiring facilities

Our electrical engineering labs are designed to be versatile and support students, researchers and staff in conducting a range of tests and research projects. You’ll gain practical knowledge across a wide range of topics, including fundamental properties of electrical protection systems, electrical transmission networks, AC and DC motors and generators, and renewable energy technologies.

Professional recognition

Deakin's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and online. Though not currently accredited at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, we're working towards accreditation as we prepare our graduates for transition to employment. Accreditation provides recognition against international benchmarks, allowing graduates to practice as professional engineers around the world.

Top professional roles in electrical and electronics engineering

Employers seek out Deakin graduates for their forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities. In fact, recent surveys found that over 93% of our recent graduates secured full-time employment within four months of completing their course.^

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

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

Study with the best

Engineering at Deakin is ranked in the top 1% globally.* This rating highlights our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

It's a great learning experience that most of my units have a practical and hands-on aspect to them. There is always someone to answer a question you may have.

Byron Goodship

Engineering student

Leading the way in engineering research

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

Mechanical Engineering received a ranking of 4 (classed above world standard), showcasing our 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.

Guaranteed paid work placement

We aim to ensure our graduates are as job-ready as possible when they enter employment. To make this a reality, we've designed our Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours) to incorporate a guaranteed year-long work placement. This means you'll not only graduate with a competitive edge but also be compensated for your efforts.

Flexible study options

From 2024, you can study at our state-of-the-art engineering precinct at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, our new purpose-built facilities at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, or online. You can also set your own pace and switch between part-and full-time study to suit your work, lifestyle and other commitments.

Want to explore more?

Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Deakin

With some of the best engineering facilities in Australia, project-oriented design-based learning and industry workplace experience, learn how to graduate ready to solve one of the biggest world challenges.

Industry partnerships

Discover more about Deakin’s invaluable industry partnerships, and how they ensure engineering students graduate job ready.

Engineering precinct

Explore our state-of-the-art engineering facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, housing some of the most advanced systems, equipment and technologies in Australia.


*2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject and 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
^QILT 2022 Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Contact us

Got a question about our engineering courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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