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Undergraduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major (BEng Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major (BEng Hons) - BEng(Hons)(Curtin) - MJRU-ELELE Science and Engineering

Course overview

Students taking this Major can specialise in either Electrical Power Engineering or Electronic and Communication Engineering. There is hardly any aspect of modern civilisation that is not dependent upon electrical energy. We use this for heating, cooling, lighting, transportation, manufacturing and production, minerals processing, to name just a few areas of application.

Electrical power engineering considers these applications of electrical energy, together with its generation, transmission and distribution, as well as the harnessing of sources of renewable and sustainable energy. As for the electronics and communication fields, they represent two of the fastest growing technology areas internationally and job opportunities in these fields abound. With the rapid progress of the information society, the role of electronic communications is becoming even more crucial to increased industry efficiency and competitiveness. The reason lies in the decentralisation of computing power in both the office and factory environment and the ability of specialised communication networks to link all geographically and spatially separated elements. In this stream, students will learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of modern electronic and communication systems.

In the first year, all engineering students will complete the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering and was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice. After completing this common year, students can select to major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a focus on Electrical Power Engineering or Electronic and Communication Engineering. In the final year of study, students will undertake a major research or design project. Students will need to complete at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience to graduate.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Professional recognition

Accreditation by Engineers Australia and the Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia will be sought.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Try our CRL search to find out what credit you might be eligible for.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

How this course will make you industry ready

 The development of the course is guided by an Industry Advisory Committee whose members are drawn from senior members of industry and academia. The course has an emphasis on fundamental knowledge and the development of practical, problem-solving, design and generic skills.