Course Description

Play a part in finding better ways to power the modern world by learning the processes behind the production and distribution of electricity.

Electrical engineering at RMIT is about more than just learning the theories behind the discipline, it’s about being able to put those theories into practice in order to solve problems. You’ll learn the skills necessary to make useful products and provide quality services by spending time on experiments in laboratory classes, and designing projects.

Throughout the program you’ll learn to design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical systems. You’ll also work on systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation, and control of electric power and electronic systems used for a variety of domestic and industrial applications.

You’ll develop high-level technical and design skills and focus on a specialist area such as energy conversion, power systems or high-voltage equipment.

You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.

To ensure you graduate job-ready, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.

Why study electrical engineering at RMIT?

RMIT University is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering (electrical and electronic). Studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) at RMIT offers the following benefits:

  1. Prepare yourself for employment
    With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you’ll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.

    Tuition Fees

    Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $26,264 total course cost
    International Students: $36,480 per year full-time


    4 years full time, 8 years part time

    Starting dates

    February, July

    Graduate Rating

    Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

    Teaching quality: 57.6% (national average 48.3%)
    Improved skills: 83.2% (national average 83.1%)
    Overall satisfaction: 77.2% (national average 74.4%)

    The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

    Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

    Employed full time: 70.5% (national average 76.8%)
    Studying full time: 22.9% (national average 13.7%)
    Median full time salary: $60,000 (national average $63,000)

    You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

    Course codes

    CRICOS Code: 079598A
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH075

    Entry Requirements

    The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

    Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit ba