Electrical and electronic engineering encompass electronic, computer systems, telecommunications, control and electrical power engineering.
About Electrical Engineers
Electrical and electronic engineering involves generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy; closely involved in the utilisation of electricity in the steel, mining, transportation, chemical, marine and off-shore industries; renewable energy sources (geothermal, wave, solar, tidal and wind power).
Discipline-specific subject areas in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (click on table to enlarge)
Planning your course
The Engineering Associate Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering can be completed in two years of full time study or part-time. The degree comprises 16 subjects. There are two foundation subjects, six core subjects common to all disciplines, and eight discipline-specific subjects (see diagram). Depending on what level of mathematics and physical sciences you have completed you will be directed to different foundation maths and science options. If you have completed TAFE qualifications, or if you have engineering work experience, you may be able to apply for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL).
Your course will look like this:
You will be only be asked to enrol in one or both of the preparation units if you have not completed year 12 maths or physical science subjects (or do not have equivalent knowledge).
A typical Associate Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course
There is considerable flexibility in the choice of discipline specific subjects to cater for your interests.
This is a typical Associate Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course (click to enlarge):
When choosing your subjects please be aware that not all subjects are offered in distance mode. You may be able to choose a blended delivery by attending laboratory or workshops at a nearby TAFE college while enrolled in a University subject, for example.
Details of delivery mode and available dates can be found for each subject by clicking the ‘see more’ field for each subject.
NOTE THAT THE SUBMISSION OF A COURSE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF YOUR CHOICE, OR THE AVAILABILITY OF PARTICULAR SUBJECTS.