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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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