Electrical Systems

The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • When:

Entry requirements & Prerequisites This major is available through more than one course, both of which have their own separate entry requirements. You can read more on the the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended pages.
Available through the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

You can major in this discipline through the Bachelor of Science at Melbourne. You can also complete a sequence in Electrical Systems through the Bachelor of Commerce.

Electrical engineers play a key role in the design, implementation and management of electrical and electronic devices on all scales, from electronic microcomputers capable of processing billions of instructions per second to large networks of power lines, substations, telephones and computers. Electrical engineers also design electrical systems for high technology applications such as spacecraft, satellites and electrical energy.

Not only is electrical engineering the central discipline involved in communications, specifically in the civil aviation and the deep space network, it also plays a significant role in the medical field. Electrical engineering has been instrumental in medical developments such as the bionic ear and eye used to restore pathways from the environment to the brain, heart pacemakers and life support systems. It is an integral discipline for our increasingly connected and wireless world.

The Electrical Systems major introduces the fundamental mathematics of signals, systems and information, and the physical science of electrical phenomena.

This major can lead to the Master of Engineering (Electrical) and the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics), and professional registration as an engineer.


If you complete this major and the Master of Engineering (Electrical) and the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) at Melbourne, you could pursue a career as an electrical engineer.

Electrical engineering graduates can find employment in a variety of capacities, ranging from research and technical engineering work to management and finance in the following areas:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Control systems engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Signal processing engineering
  • Computer engineering.

They are also employed as technical specialists and managers in a broad array of areas, including:

  • The energy industry
  • Telecommunications
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Defence
  • Automation
  • Transport
  • Biomedical technology.

Mechatronics engineers can gain employment with companies that develop and use advanced automation equipment, computer integrated manufacturing systems and ‘smart’ products.