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Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering degrees


Electronic and power engineers play a significant role in practically every human activity - be it a phone conversation, a family dinner or gold mining. At UniSQ electrical engineering and power engineering programs are aimed at the safe, reliable and sustainable generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy.

You will gain hands-on experience with equipment used in telecommunications, instrumentation and control, industrial automation, electricity generation, renewable energy and bio-medical applications. 

Access to state of the art laboratories such as the Metering and Protection Laboratory, the Energy Systems Laboratory and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Laboratory enable you to develop the skills you need to become career ready in a variety of roles and settings.

Explore UniSQ's Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering degrees

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After working as an electrician for 8 years, I realised I wasn’t being sufficiently challenged. I wanted to use math and sciences more, which I had enjoyed at school. Electrical engineering at UniSQ ticked these boxes and was a logical progression for me.
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What is Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering?

Electrical/electronic engineering is a modern engineering focus that is associated with creation and enhancement of products and systems that use electronic technology.

Power engineering is the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy.

What are the pathways to entry?
At UniSQ, we know that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach to university learning. That’s why our Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering courses can be studied online or on-campus, at your own pace. Whether you’ve just completed Year 12, haven’t studied in a while, or have a VET, TAFE or other relevant qualification, if you don’t meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree, you’ll be able to enter through one of our pathway programs.
Why study an Electrical, Electronic and Power engineering degree with UniSQ?

When you study Electrical, Electronic and Power engineering courses at UniSQ, you’ll be exposed to an educational atmosphere that fosters intellectual curiosity in a supportive, diverse and inclusive learning environment. Our staff have years of experience in their fields, leveraging industry-leading equipment and facilities to develop programs that focus on effective learning and professional growth.

Depending on your chosen degree, you’ll also experience the flexibility of choosing your study mode, whether that be part-time or full-time, online or on-campus, or a combination of these.

You will be prepared to take on the challenges of modern electrical engineering and power engineering with practical experience working with transformers, transmission lines and rotating machines. The job skills apply to companies in the mining, coal seam gas and electronic industries as an electrical power engineer in electricity supply, distribution and protection, generation, transportation and solar and renewable industries.

How do I know which degree is right for me?

If you want to be a driving force for positive technological change and evolution in engineering for areas such as telecommunications, automation, electricity, renewable energy, then an electronic and electrical engineering degree might be the perfect fit for you. The best approach is to study a field that you are interested in, so you can lay a solid foundation for a rewarding career.

At UniSQ, we offer a range of specialisations within the power engineering field. Choose the area that interests you most.

  • An Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering degree will provide you with hands-on experience with the equipment used in telecommunications, instrumentation and control, industrial automation, electricity generation, renewable energy and biomedical applications.
  • Undertaking a Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering degree will enable you to master mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronic engineering skills essential to your future professional career.
  • Whether you want to specialise in transport systems, design large structures like bridges, tunnels or buildings, or project manage complex infrastructure projects, a Civil Engineering degree will focus on infrastructure design, planning, development, construction and maintenance.
What can I do with a degree in Electrical, Electronic and Power engineering?

Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering courses at UniSQ provide you with the expertise to find success in a range of fields through the professional development of industry-relevant skills. Your newly-acquired skills can be taken forward in both the public and private sectors.

UniSQ is home to a supportive community that prioritises diverse and efficient learning to ensure all students can grow to become leaders in their field. Studying electrical/electronic engineering or power engineering will prepare you for a wide range of career avenues, including:

  • Circuit Engineer
  • Electrical and electronic engineering officer or technologist
  • Electrical or electronic drafter/designer
  • Electrical maintenance technician/planner
  • Electrical control engineer
  • Instrumentation and electrical (I&E) reliability engineer
  • Senior technical or engineering officer
  • Power systems engineer
  • Telecommunications technician
  • Technical officer
  • Test engineer
  • Engineering support officer
  • Computer engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • And many more!

Studying power engineering at UniSQ will enable you to work with industry-experienced professionals and gain the necessary experience to work in major corporations. Learn practical skills working on projects you’re passionate about, whether developing a smart grid for future electricity distribution or microgrids. After gaining work experience, you can apply for stage 1 Professional Engineer (MIEAust), followed by chartered status as a Professional Engineer (CPEng), and with extensive career experience, the Executive Engineer (ExecEng) accreditation.

At UniSQ, we are dedicated to providing the perfect stepping stone for you to embark on a rewarding electronic and electrical engineering career. Whether you’re looking to undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate electronic and power engineering degree online, on-campus, or a combination of the two, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities, equipment and teaching staff.

What options are available for studying power engineering?

A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Power Engineering) provides you with the flexibility to study while you work. As a graduate of this program, you can apply for a graduate membership with Engineers Australia as a graduate professional engineer.

A Graduate Certificate of Professional Engineering (Power Engineering) is ideal if you have a three-year engineering degree and wish to extend your knowledge in power engineering. You will study the advanced level of power systems, including power generation, distribution and transmission.

If you have completed a three-year Australian engineering degree (or recognised International degree) and have no work experience, the Master of Professional Engineering (Power Engineering) provides a pathway to becoming a professional power engineer.

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