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Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Gain practical, market-ready skills when you study Deakin's Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours).

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
S461, 079997G
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months

About this course

Gain practical, market-ready skills when you study Deakin's Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours). Explore renewables, alternative energy generation and the role of energy production in climate change, and get the hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge to tackle energy production challenges in a changing world.

You'll have access to the very latest electrical and electronics engineering tools in world-class, multi-million dollar facilities.

From high-voltage labs capable of reaching up to 500kV, to Deakin's new 8MW Microgrid facility and Visualisation and Control Centre, you'll have everything you need to design, create and test your big ideas. You'll practise with the same tools professionals use and work alongside experienced engineers through industry placement opportunities that enable you to develop your professional networks before you graduate.

Want to change the future of renewable energy and have a tangible impact on climate change?

Covering the broad areas of electrical and electronics engineering disciplines, this course gives you in-demand skills to pursue a range of careers. You'll use industry standard tools in world-class facilities and learn from teachers who are active in the industry, so you always have the latest techniques and knowledge at your fingertips.

Study interesting areas including:

  • renewable power generation
  • smart distribution and transmission
  • urban, industrial and regional power usage
  • energy production and efficiency in climate change
  • design of novel electronics devices and control systems.

The design-based approach in this course means you'll be able to apply the theory you learn to practical, research-based projects. You'll graduate with the technical ability to create solutions, and the project management and communication skills to execute them successfully.

You'll also build on your theoretical studies with a minimum of 60 days' work experience, where you'll apply what you've learned and benefit from the support of industry experts on the job.

Back on campus, access to our $55 million world-class engineering precinct will help to show you how your ideas work in practice. Bring them to life in state-of-the-art labs including:

  • 8MW Microgrid facility and Visualisation and Control Centre
  • 3D printers: one of the two largest 3D printing labs in the southern hemisphere

design and realisation studios

  • Deakin AusNet Services electrical engineering lab
  • a digital manufacturing lab
  • a materials science corrosion and polymer lab
  • a network sensing control lab
  • a mechatronics and electronics lab
  • a high-voltage lab capable of reaching voltages up to 500kV
  • concrete and structural testing facilities
  • CNC machining centres.

Our project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL) in collaboration with industry, offers you the chance to apply scientific and engineering principles to solve situational challenges faced by businesses and communities. This real-world application gives you competitive insight into the social, cultural, global, ethical and environmental responsibilities of today's engineer.

Study locations

Cloud (Online)

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Burwood (Melbourne)


Career pathways

With an international skills shortage in engineering, Deakin's Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) graduates find themselves with value to contribute across a range of roles, including:

  • power engineer
  • electrical design engineer
  • telecommunications engineer
  • industrial engineer
  • PLC programmer
  • electronic test engineer
  • research engineer
  • design engineer
  • special effects technician
  • robotics engineers and technician
  • solar cell technician
  • clear car engineer
  • automotive electrician
  • multimedia systems specialist
  • renewable energy consultant

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 or 2 credit points, sometimes abbreviated as cps. Most students choose to study units amounting to 4 credit points (or cps) per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 23 core units (31 credit points -including SEP499 Professional Engineering Practice)
  • 1 elective unit (1 credit point)
  • completion of SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • completion of STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Cloud Campus enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding Intensive Week in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programmes, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50% of the course at Deakin University.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Graduate outcomes

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