Why study electrical engineering at UoN?
Electrical engineering is a rapidly expanding and diverse field and the major area of expertise behind control and automation, telecommunications, signal processing, analogue and digital electronics, and power generation and distribution. The Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) will equip you for a career in these areas, along with the exciting and challenging fields of nano-technology, robotics and renewable energy.
At the University of Newcastle you will utilise modern laboratory facilities and have the opportunity to put theory into practice with an industry-related project in your final year of study. You will also benefit from teachers who are recognised internationally for outstanding research and for being leaders in the field.
Electrical engineers investigate, plan, design, develop, construct, test, market and maintain a wide range of products and systems. The profession is crucial to the smooth running of any developed nation and is becoming increasingly vital in countries that are working to improve their capacity in the new and emerging technologies.
The University of Newcastle has been ranked in the world’s top 120 universities for engineering and technology (QS rankings 2010).
Where do we find electrical engineers?
Electrical engineers are employed across the board in utilities, industry, manufacturing, consulting services and electronic design and development.
Graduate opportunities exist both nationally and internationally in industrial and power electronics, automation systems, robotics, health care, water and energy industries.
Many electrical engineers work in large public and private telecommunications, manufacturing and electrical power companies, while others work for defence and intelligence organisations.