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Swinburne University of Technology

  • 23% international / 77% domestic

Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MA-ESEE, 077674K
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$34,010 per year

About this course

The postgraduate courses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering focus on a broad spectrum of the electrical engineering field and give students the opportunity to enhance their skills in the areas of electrical engineering, where there are significant skill shortages.

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Career pathways

At completion of the program, graduates will be expected to have: Knowledge
  • A body of knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and the acquisition and application of this knowledge in industry and research
  • Knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the electrical engineering discipline


  • Mastery of electrical engineering theory and cognitive skills to critically reflect on professional practice
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex electrical engineering concepts and designs, that relate to different disciplines
  • Skills to valuate complex and abstract electrical engineering concepts and generate creative solutions
  • Technical and communication skills to investigate, describe and implement new electrical engineering developments
  • Skills to function and communicate effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and transfer an understanding of complex knowledge, theoretical concepts and research to others

Application of knowledge and skills

  • An ability to make high level independent analytical judgements and apply entrepreneurial thinking in varied electrical engineering technical and management functions
  • An ability to identify and practice professional and ethical responsibility with a high degree of autonomy, and recognise the need to engage in lifelong learning
  • The capacity to design and generate independently an extended research-based project in the field of electrical engineering

Swinburne specific graduate attributes

  • Are entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace, or community
  • Are capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study area
  • Operate effectively in work and community situations
  • Are adaptable and manage change
  • Are aware of environments in which they will be contributing

Course structure

To qualify for the Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic), students must complete 12 units (200 credit points) as follows:
  • 3 foundation units (37.5 credit points)
  • 4 technical units (50 credit points)
  • 2 elective units (25 credit points), selected from either the Elective, Foundation or Technical unit lists
  • 1 research methods unit (12.5 credit points)
  • 1 research minor project (25 credit points)
  • 1 research major project (50 credit points)

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.