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Engineering reimagined

Electrical engineers design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, communication systems, entertainment, transport, biomedical and other industrial applications.

In this major, you will have the opportunity to investigate the technology, design and applications of devices and equipment that use electrical energy. You will learn to develop high technology systems that generate, store, distribute and use electrical power and gain technical skills in areas such as communications, power generation and electrical machinery. You will learn to use computer systems, lasers, and other tools to develop and improve the medical equipment used to monitor, diagnose and treat health problems.

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Study electrical and electronic engineering at Griffith

Engineering at Griffith is ranked #1 in South East Queensland for student satisfaction and teaching quality. At Griffith you will be more than just a student, you will be a junior engineer working on real projects from your first year. Your journey in electrical engineering with Griffith will allow you to mix leading-edge education with hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories, interactive large scale modelling and visualisation.

We maintain strong links with the industry ensuring our programs are relevant to industry. These linkages also give you the opportunity to experience our work integrated learning placements, providing you with invaluable real world experience and excellent employment opportunities.

    Minors:
  • biomedical engineering,
  • communications,
  • computer systems,
  • mechatronics,
  • power and machines,
  • signal processing and control.

5-Star Rated

Engineering at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Skills Development, Educational Experience, Teaching Quality and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Jared Gallaty

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduate

Jared has always had a curiosity about electronics and communication systems. As an engineering student he continued to pursue this interest through a major in electrical and electronic engineering. 'My degree has given me knowledge across many fields of electrical engineering including communication systems, electromagnetics, waves and propagation, practical electronics, power engineering and transmission, digital signal processing and microprocessors.' Jared was able to extend his knowledge and gain valuable global experience in his final year through the completion of a thesis and work placement at Helmut Schmidt Universitat in Hamburg, Germany. He now works as a graduate engineer with multidisciplinary, professional services engineering company, SMEC.

Jared Gallaty

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Career outcomes

75% of the fastest growing occupations now require science, technology, engineering or math skills*

With rapid transformation occurring across industries and a greater emphasis on green technologies, electrical engineers are set to play a vital role in building our future society. Electricity and electrical and electronic devices reach into all aspects of our lives in the form of heating and cooling, lighting and power, communications and computing, entertainment and information systems. The electrical engineers who produce and supply the electrical energy and equipment meeting societies every need and thereby providing us with the sophisticated and technological lifestyle to which we are accustomed, play an essential role in our modern world. Electrical engineers can expect to gain employment in industries such as mining, manufacture, entertainment, technology, transport, power utilities, the defence force, sustainable energy infrastructure and research.

* Office of Australia's Chief Scientist, September 2014.

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Monday 18 February — Friday 22 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 25 February — Saturday 8 June

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 27 May to Saturday 8 June.

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Sunday 7 April — Monday 8 April

Adelaide Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Adelaide Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Thursday 2 May — Sunday 5 May

Melbourne VCE and Careers Expo

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Monday 13 May — Thursday 16 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 23 May — Thursday 23 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Tuesday 11 June — Tuesday 11 June

Discover Griffith

Get a taste of university life at our Discover Griffith event. Designed for Year 12 students, their parents and families, this event helps answer questions about what to expect on your journey to university and deciding on the right study path.

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Thursday 13 June — Thursday 13 June

Discover Griffith

Get a taste of university life at our Discover Griffith event. Designed for Year 12 students, their parents and families, this event helps answer questions about what to expect on your journey to university and deciding on the right study path.

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Monday 1 July — Friday 5 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 8 July — Friday 4 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Tuesday 8 October to Saturday 19 October.

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Monday 8 July — Friday 12 July

Q&A Sessions

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Saturday 20 July — Sunday 21 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 23 July — Tuesday 23 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 5 August — Monday 5 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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