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Secondary or tertiary qualification
A secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), OR approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.
Develop specialised technical knowledge in electrical engineering, and learn about designing and building systems that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy.
To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:
an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification, or
an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent, and five years relevant professional work experience, or
the relevant University of Sydney Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Engineering with a credit average (65 percent).
1.5 years full-time
Domestic Tuition Fees
Master of Electrical Engineering overview
Master of Engineering degrees give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge, either in general knowledge of electrical systems, or by gaining the specialised skills you need for a more niche career path in the field of electrical engineering.
Potential elective fields of study in which you can specialise include entrepreneurship and innovation, power engineering, electrical traction networks, and business.
Coursework masters of electrical engineering usually offer elective subjects of interest, but the set syllabus of core subjects make these programs ideal for those who want an overview of electrical and electronic engineering. Many coursework master’s programs are available from a range of tertiary institutions, all with the aim of giving a broad range of skills to help your professional development and technical prowess.
Given the importance of innovation in this field, research master’s in electrical engineering is of vital importance. Such a degree allows you to develop your knowledge via a research project, as well as contribute to your field. Click here to see what kind of research opportunities are available to you.
Those who wish for a career in electrical engineering can get the specialised knowledge they need from masters programs that bachelor’s degrees in engineering may not cover in the necessary depth.
Scholarships and funding
Bursaries and scholarships are available for both coursework and research masters of electrical engineering. Have a look at our scholarship search tool to see if your preferred course is on the list.
Australian citizens can also apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy, depending on their age. Read more about financial assistance for your masters degree here.
Prerequisites and selection process
You will need to have completed a four year Bachelor of Engineering before applying to master’s programs in electrical engineering. Some universities will require a particular GPA, and may test for English proficiency as well.