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Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno

This two-year master qualification provides students with specialised knowledge and professional engineering skills to prepare them for a career in the broad context of electrical engineering. The program builds on ANU’s interdisciplinary engineering focus and research expertise to give students the required skills to address complex multi-disciplinary problems, while at the same time providing advanced technical knowledge in one or more of the fields of power systems, renewable energy, telecommunications systems and mechatronic systems by including specialised courses in these fields. Students also can select computer science technical courses, breadth courses, and elective courses across the University.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from first semester, 2019

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2019

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

1. Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to address complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems related to modern electrical engineering systems.

2. Proficiently apply advanced, integrated technical knowledge in the broad context of electrical engineering and the underpinning sciences and scientific methods.

3. Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the electrical engineering sector.

4. Understand the contextual factors that influence professional engineering practice, and identify the potential societal, ethical, and environmental impact of engineering activities.

5. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other engineering professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication media and tools.

6. Engage in independent investigation, critical reflection and lifelong learning to continue to practice at the forefront of the discipline.

7. Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating autonomy, ethical conduct, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve engineering outcomes at a high standard.


Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Cognate Disciplines

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Power Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Control and Automation Engineering, Energy Engineering, and Optical Engineering.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

For more information see:

Annual indicative fee for international students


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENGN6250 Professional Practice 1
ENGN8260 Professional Practice 2
ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering
ENGN8120 Systems Modelling
ENGN8170 Group Project (12 units)
ENGN6625 Power Systems and Power Electronics
ENGN6223 Control Systems

A minimum of 36 units from completion of courses from the following lists. These 36 units must consist of:

A minimum of 12 units from completion of electrical engineering electives.

A maximum of 18 units from completion of computing electives.

A maximum of 6 units from completion of breadth electives.

A minimum of 24 units from completion of 8000-level electrical engineering or computing electives.

Electrical Engineering Electives:
ENGN6213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors
ENGN6331 Systems Dynamics
ENGN6334 Semiconductors
ENGN6513 Fibre Optics Communication Systems
ENGN6516 Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies
ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies
ENGN6528 Computer Vision
ENGN6536 Wireless Communications
ENGN6537 Digital Signal Processing
ENGN6626 Digital Communications
ENGN6627 Robotics
ENGN6539 Data Communication Networks*
ENGN6628 Network Optimisation and Control**
ENGN8224 Advanced Control Systems
ENGN8534 Information Theory
ENGN8535 Engineering Data Analytics
ENGN8536 Advanced Topics in Mechatronics Systems
ENGN8537 Embedded Systems and Real Time Digital Signal Processing
ENGN8538 Probability and Stochastic Processes in Engineering
ENGN8637 Advanced Topics in Communications and Signal Processing
ENGN8830 Photovoltaic Power Plants
ENGN8831 Integration of Renewable Energy into Power Systems and Microgrids
ENGN8833 Industrial Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation
ENGN8625 Advanced Power Systems

Computing Electives:
COMP6710 Structured Programming OR COMP6730 Programming for Scientists
COMP6310 Systems, Networks and Concurrency
COMP6262 Logic
COMP6320 Artificial Intelligence
COMP6464 High Performance Scientific Computing
COMP6670 Introduction to Machine Learning (New course in 2019/2020)
COMP8300 Parallel Systems
COMP8600 Statistical Machine Learning

Breadth Electives
SOCR8201 Introduction to Social Science Methods and Types of Data
SOCR8202 Using Data to Answer Policy Questions and Evaluate Policy
SOCR8082 Social Research Practice
ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis
ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

A maximum of 12 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

*Note that ENGN6539 will be offered from Semester 2, 2021 onwards.
**Note that ENGN6628 will be offered from Semester 2, 2022 onwards.


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