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Bachelor of Engineering
(Electrical and Electronic) (Honours)


Total Fee*



Malaysian students: RM26,120 annual
International students: RM32,240 annual

4 Years

Feb, Aug

*The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each term, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted. 

About the course

Course description

Electrical and Electronic Engineering combines the fields of mathematics, science and technology to design, implement and manufacture electrical and electronic systems and devices. From the global positioning system that can continuously provide the location of a vehicle to the giant electric power generators, electrical and electronics engineers are responsible for a wide range of technologies. This course provides you with technical expertise in power system design, electronics, control systems, signal processing, and embedded systems. You will become capable to apply your skills and understanding in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of electronics and electrical energy infrastructure, or use the course as a pathway into research or further learning.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a broad-based course and develops in students a mastery of the basic engineering principles underlying electrical and electronic engineering with emphasis on electronic and micro-controllers-based design, operation and control of electrical machines, power system generation and distribution, systems modelling, automation and control. The program develops students’ abilities to analyse, identify, formulate and generate specific solutions in the broad field of electrical and electronic engineering.

Course objectives

The following six objectives are the typical skills and abilities that Swinburne graduates will have a few years after graduation as they develop their professional engineer careers.

  1. Manage complex Electrical and Electronic Engineering projects that are motivational, entrepreneurial, research and/or industry linked
  2. Take leadership and mentoring roles during the design and implementation phases of Electrical and Electronic Engineering projects
  3. Work in local and/or international organisations demonstrating an understanding of global engineering issues
  4. Apply Electrical and Electronic Engineering technical expertise to industry-related fields
  5. Work autonomously and in teams within organisations or as a consultant
  6. Apply ethical standards, principles of design for sustainable development, and environmental consideration to conceptualising and implementing industry-related projects

Course outcomes

At the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours) course, graduates should be able to demonstrate the attainment of the following Electrical and Electronic Swinburne Engineering Competencies, required for external professional recognition:

  • K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools in complex engineering activities.
  • K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of Electrical and Electronic Engineering within that context
  • K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Proficiently applies research principles and methods on current or emerging complex problems of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  • K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the societal, environmental and other contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
  • K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
  • S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications and complex engineering problems.
  • S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses current or emerging knowledge and research methods to undertake independent research in solving complex engineering problems and as preparation for research higher degrees.
  • S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in designing solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing project work including finance.
  • A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences including in complex engineering activities.
  • A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
  • A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
  • A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism and life-long learning.
  • A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
  • A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.

Course structure

To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours), students must complete a total of 400 credit points (32 credit bearing units and a non-credit point unit), as follows:

  • 7 x Foundation Studies units (87.5 credit points)
  • 13 x Technical Studies units (162.5 credit points)
  • 6 x Advanced Engineering units (must be completed at Swinburne) (75 credit points)
  • 2 x Business and Management units (25 credit points)
  • 4 x Elective units (50 credit points), either from Specialist Studies electives or an Approved Minor

In addition students must complete a compulsory, non-credit point unit (0 credit point).

Note: This course contains two Final Year Research project units (capstone experiences) which help meet professional accreditation requirements.

Unit of study

Foundation Studies

Technical Studies

Advanced Engineering units

Business and Management studies units

Compulsory non-credit point unit

In addition to the above units the successful completion of EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (12 weeks of approved relevant industrial practical experience) before the last semester of study is required for the award of the above degree.

Students have the option to undertake Industry-Based Learning (IBL) which is full-time paid placement in industry for 6 months (EAT20010) or 12 months (EAT20010 and EAT20011) in an area relevant to engineering studies after Semester 5 or Semester 6. An administrative fee may apply for this option. The successful completion of IBL can be used to fulfil the requirements of EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering.

Employment Outcomes

Career opportunities

Graduates can take up careers in a wide spectrum of industries, including automotive, robotics, aerospace, power industry, electronic appliances, manufacturing, and industrial research. Contributions can be made to these industries in a variety of roles including design engineer, project planner, product designer and project manager.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to register as Graduate Engineers with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia (EA).

How to apply

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.

English Language Requirement

Academic Requirement

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