Master of Engineering (Electrical)
A competitive edge in your field
Electrical engineers are designers and problem-solvers. They tackle large-scale electrical challenges, develop innovative technologies and improve the quality of modern life.
This intensive degree is suited to high-achieving engineering graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience. It is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.
What will you do?
Our Master of Engineering (Electrical) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. You will:
- practise modelling, analysing and operating electric energy systems
- build communication and project management skills
- gain advanced understandings in mathematics and systems engineering
- pursue specialist topics—from power quality and fault diagnostics to distributed generation technologies
- undertake a significant research project.
To stay in the program, you’ll need to maintain a high grade point average. An exit path will be available if you’re only completing the foundation year. In this case you’ll receive a graduate diploma.
Where could it take you?
You might become a project engineer for a national energy company. You could create and maintain sensor systems for smart cities. Perhaps you’ll help developing communities build electrical grids or telecommunication systems from scratch.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM127 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a related discipline.SATAC Code: 3CM127
CRICOS 071203A Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field of Electrical, Electronic, Computer, Computer Systems, Communications or Telecommunications Engineering.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $35,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $42,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates have broad and adaptable skill sets and work in diverse roles across a wide variety of industries. Employment opportunities are available in many growing fields such as industrial automation, renewable energy development, power systems, biomedical devices and systems development, mining, defence technologies, radar and remote sensing information security and telecommunications.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The Master of Engineering (Electrical) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.
Engineer, Power Generation Engineer, Electrical / Electronic Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Sustainable Energy Engineer
Degree StructureThe Master of Engineering is a 48-unit program comprising 12 units of core courses, 12 units of foundation courses, 12 units of advanced technical coursework and a project to the value of 12 units, which introduces candidates to research. Normally, students will complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering in two years of full-time study.
Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is equivalent to an AQF level 8 honours program, and accredited under the Washington Accord will be eligible to be considered for credit allowing them to complete the master's program in less than two years, with a minimum of one year of full-time study.
International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course as part of the program.
The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff, facilities and sufficient enrolments.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
AssessmentAssessment includes course and project work. All students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of practical experience outside normal class time. Practical experience can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.
Students who have already completed equivalent practical experience that is deemed acceptable by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences may be given a partial or total exemption from this requirement.
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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019