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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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Double your degree, multiply your opportunities.

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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

Classrooms that reflect the workplace

Creating new ways to enhance student learning

Our new Engineering, Technology and Aviation building at Nathan is a space for innovation and collaboration. 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.

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 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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