School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The BE(Hons)/ME in Electrical Engineering builds on the first three years of the BE or BE(Hons) in Electrical Engineering and allows students to study advanced courses in topics including

  • communications and electromagnetics
  • power systems
  • biomedical engineering
Core courses in years 4 and 5

All students will undertake

  • ENGG4810 - Team Project II
  • ENGG4900 - Professional Practice and the Business Environment
  • ENGG7701 - Engineering Grand Challenges

and either

  • a semester-long placement in industry or a research centre (ENGG7830, #8), or
  • a year-long thesis project (ENGG7820, #6) along with one of
    • Introduction to Systems Engineering (ENGG4000), or
    • Project Management (ENGG4800), or
    • Research Methods (ENGG7811).
Elective courses

Year 4 electives are as per the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) list. Available year 5 elective courses include

  • COMS7305 - Advanced Microwave Circuit Design
  • COMS7307 - Advanced Photonics [1]
  • COMS7308 - Antenna Design [1]
  • COMS7309 - Computational Techniques in Electromagnetics [1]
  • ELEC7309 - Power System Planning and Reliability
  • ELEC7310 - Electricity Market Operation and Security
  • ELEC7313 - Renewable Energy Integration: Technologies to Technical Challenges [1]
  • ELEC7901 - Advanced Medical Device Engineering
  • ELEC7902 - Clinical Biomedical Signal Processing
  • ENGG7302 - Advanced Computational Techniques in Engineering
  • METR7203 - Advanced Topics in Control Engineering [1]

A complete list can be found on the UQ courses and programs website.

Sample study plans

Below is a sample study plan for students undertaking the internship optionMany choices are possible for each elective. "Advanced Elective" means a course from the BE(Hons)(Electrical) Part B Advanced elective list; "Masters Elective" means a course from the BE(Hons)/ME (Electrical) part N1 elective list; "Coverage Elective" means a course from the BE(Hons)(Electrical) list (part B or C) or from the BE(Hons)/ME (Electrical) list (part N1 or N2).

Yr 4 Sem 1 ENGG4810 Advanced Elective Advanced Elective Masters Elective
Yr 4 Sem 2 ENGG4900 Advanced Elective Coverage Elective Coverage Elective
Yr 5 Sem 1 ENGG7830 - Engineering Placement Project
Yr 5 Sem 2 ENGG7701 Masters Elective Coverage Elective Coverage Elective

Below is a sample study plan for students undertaking the thesis option

Yr 4 Sem 1 ENGG4810 Advanced Elective Advanced Elective Coverage Elective
Yr 4 Sem 2 ENGG4900 Advanced Elective Masters Elective Coverage Elective
Yr 5 Sem 1 ENGG7820 - Engineering Thesis Project 
+ one of
ENGG4000 or ENGG4800 or ENGG7811
Masters Elective Coverage Elective
Yr 5 Sem 2 ENGG7701 Coverage Elective
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Notes
  1. Offered alternate years
  2. Offered on an occasional basis