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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

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.

Purpose-built facilities

Our newly opened Engineering, Technology and Aviation building is a space for innovation where students come together to enhance their learning potential. With the latest in hands-on technology, the building offers engineering, IT and aviation students the opportunity to learn in spaces designed to reflect the workplace.

Reza Akbarzadeh

Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate

For Reza Akbarzadeh, the sky's the limit when it comes to his career. The 27-year-old Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate is now reaching for the stars in his role as an electrical rotation engineer for major rail freight operator Aurizon. 'I ended up finishing my graduation on Saturday and walking into my first job on the Monday. With the support and education I received from my lecturers at Griffith, I was able to seize the opportunity and get straight into work,' he says.

Reza Akbarzadeh

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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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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

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 you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 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 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 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 14 September — Thursday 17 September

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 you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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