Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a stream in Electrical Engineering

Macquarie University

This major focuses on preparing graduates to be able to design, evaluate, build, and mange 21st-century distributed energy systems. This stream will provide students with the unique combination of skills they'll need to design and operate future electrical energy systems within the context of existing electric power systems. Students will learn about the fundamentals of energy systems, power electronics and electrical machines, and develop the skills required to design and build the systems that generate and use electrical energy. They will also learn how to predict the real-world performance of electrical systems and understand how electrical engineering can help tackle global environmental challenges. Students will have opportunities to take advantage of Macquarie's strong industry partnerships with major companies such as BAE Systems, Cochlear, Optus and Honeywell.

Course Fee:

International: $150,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Required: Mathematics (band 4). Recommended: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2, plus Physics.


96 credit points; minimum 60 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 30 credit points at 300 level or above; minimum 87 credit points designated as engineering.

Subjects you can Study:

Introduction to Computer Programming; Introduction to Engineering; Electrical and Mechanical Principles; Mathematics IA (Advanced); Electric and Magnetic Interactions; plus more

Further information:

Career opportunities include existing electricity distribution and supply companies, industries providing small- to medium-scale electricity supply and management systems, and the emerging transport electrification industry.


Our Bachelor of Engineering (honours) programs are regularly reviewed by Engineers Australia for accreditation. Graduates can expect that accredited engineering major qualifications will be recognised internationally.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 78.25 No Full time 4 years
North Ryde 78.25 No Part time

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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