Master of Engineering (Electronic)

Stand out in your industry

Electronic engineers possess highly sought-after skills and the knowledge needed to deliver innovative solutions. They design and construct products and services we use each and every day—from smart devices to medical imagery, information systems to security and defence technologies.

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 (Electronic) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. You will:

  • study the principles of control and communication systems
  • build communication and project management skills
  • gain advanced understandings in mathematics and systems engineering
  • pursue specialist topics—from telecommunications and microelectronics to image sensors and processing
  • undertake a significant research project.

Where could it take you?

You could drive research and development into autonomous vehicles, or energy-efficient transport. You might work on state-of-the-art avionics as an electronic engineer with the air force. Perhaps you’ll build digital hardware for computers or artificial intelligence.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM128
Intake February and July
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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a related discipline.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM128

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $36,000

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Career Readiness

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 Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
  1. Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Engineering (Electronic) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia

Potential careers

Engineer, Computer Hardware Engineer, Electrical / Electronic Engineer, Radio Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer

Degree Structure

The 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.

 

Areas of Specialisation

 

Example Study Plan

Assessment

Assessment 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.

Testimonial

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Last updated: Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021