Electrical engineering

Electrical engineering

Electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. The demand for renewable energy generation and storage, and the use of sophisticated information technology for monitoring and management, has never been greater.

Macquarie's electrical engineering program will provide you with the unique combination of skills you’ll need to design and operate future electrical energy systems within the context of existing electric power systems.

Careers in Engineering

Engineering is not just about the ‘hard hats and boots’ variety such as building bridges and commercial buildings (civil, mechanical), engineering provides a variety of specialisations and is a creative profession with design at its core. Engineering offers an internationally portable qualification enabling you to work in different countries, a high employment rate, a broad degree with flexible career paths, and a high starting salary.

Graduates of our Bachelor of Engineering with Honours with a major in Electrical Engineering can find work in existing electricity distribution and supply companies, industries providing small- to medium-scale electricity supply and management systems, and the emerging transport electrification industry

More specifically, career possibilities include:

  • Electrical and mechanical engineer
  • control and instrumentation engineer
  • design engineer
  • signals and systems manager
  • programmer
  • network engineer
  1. We offer a wide range of study options with a focus on practical applications that reflect the combination of knowledge and skills your future employers require.
  2. Our partnerships with global companies mean valuable internships, work placements and scholarships – you will work on a 12-week minimum industry-based final-year project to help ensure that you graduate as a work-ready, connected engineering professional.
  3. We offer a strong, practical and supportive mentoring network to all students – fellow students and recent graduates are on hand to guide and assist you through your studies.

Find out more about studying Engineering at Macquarie.

Industry partners get access to high-performing engineering students and graduates and engage in the program by providing:

  • scholarships
  • work experience
  • industry placements
  • prizes for academic achievement
  • sponsorships
  • guest lectures.

Industry partners also contribute strategic advice on the development of our engineering program. A unique feature of our engineering program is the possibility of final year engineering projects to be conducted as full academic-session full-time industry-based projects with industry partners.

In January each year, industry partners will be requested to provide topics for work-based projects to be offered to our students. With the involvement of industry partners, our students will then be matched to suitable projects.

Our industry partners include Altium, BAE Systems, BCS Innovations, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CISRO, Cochlear, Datacom, EMC, Google, Honeywell, Huawei, MA-COM Technology Solutions, National Instruments, Rockwell Automation and Optus.

For more information about the Engineering Industry Partnership Program, and how to get involved, please contact EIPP Manager Mr Daniel McGill or EIPP Coordinator (Academic) Professor Eryk Dutkiewicz.

Find out more about studying Engineering at Macquarie and our exciting Engineering Industry Partnership Program.

  • avionics specialist
  • control systems engineer
  • factory automation adviser
  • manufacturing engineer
  • production engineer
  • robotics developer.

Possible employers

  • BAE Systems
  • Cochlear
  • Honeywell
  • Medtronics
  • ResMed
  • Rockwell Automation
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