Electrical and Electronic Engineering major (MJD-EELEC)

Electrical and electronic engineering spans from the nanometres-thick scale of advanced electronic devices to the kilometres-long scale of power transmission, and everything in between. Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UWA is designed to produce graduates who are not only capable of finding successful and rewarding lifelong careers as electrical and electronic engineering in existing industries, but who can also apply their skills and knowledge to new and emerging fields such as sustainable energy solutions, technologies to improve individual and community health, innovations in communications and sensor systems, and the design of electronics that transform lives.

In the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major, you will learn to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems concerned with the generation and transmission of information and electric power; design and test electrical and electronic devices, circuits and systems; and consider the context of the broader system application within which all of this falls, including economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability constraints.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply technical, numerical and computing knowledge and skills to the analysis, design, construction, and operation of electrical and electronic components, circuits, and systems; (2) adapt new and existing knowledge and practice to current and emerging areas of electrical and electronic engineering; (3) communicate competently and effectively at a high level through written, oral and visual means; and (4) contribute effectively as a team member in the analysis, design and implementation of electrical and electronic devices and sytems.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and shape your degree in line with your personal aspirations. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are encouraged to take units or a minor from outside of engineering, to satisfy broadening. However, you may also select engineering units that are not listed in the unit sequence of your engineering major. Advice can be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

Overview of unit sequence

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a degree-specific double major comprising:

  • six Level 1 units
  • seven Level 2 units
  • eight Level 3 units
  • eleven Level 1 complementary units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

The list below includes the Bachelor of Engineering foundation units as well as the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major units.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ELEC1303 Digital Systems
Prerequisites:
( Course Enrolment in the BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours]
or
the CB006 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Commerce
or
the CB004 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Science
or
the CB014 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours] )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals and ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems
NS GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
Prerequisites:
( Course Enrolment in the BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours]
or
the CB006 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Commerce
or
the CB004 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Science
or
the CB014 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours] )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2 GENG1010 Introduction to Engineering
Prerequisites:
( Course Enrolment in the BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours]
or
the CB006 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Commerce
or
the CB004 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Science
or
the CB014 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours] )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or
MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or
MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Prerequisites:
( Physics ATAR
or
PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit ) and ( Mathematics Methods ATAR (
or
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods )
Co-requisites:
MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility:
PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
Bridging units
Students can only take up to 12 points of bridging in the BE.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or
equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Prerequisites:
( Mathematics Methods ATAR
or
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods )
or
( Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50]
or
equivalent )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of 50
or
greater]
or
Equivalent
or
higher
S1, S2 PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
Prerequisites:
( Mathematics Methods ATAR
or
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods )
or
( Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or
MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
a scaled score greater than
or
equal to 50 per cent in Physics ATAR
or
equivalent
or
PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
or
PHYS1002 Modern Physics

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Prerequisites:
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Methods
or
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
equivalent
or
Enrolment in ( MJD-AGTDM Agricultural Science and Technology
or
MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences
or
MJD-MARDM Marine Science MJD-AGTEC Agricultural Technology MJD-MARCP Marine and Coastal Processes and SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
N/A ELEC2311 Digital System Design
Prerequisites:
ELEC1303 Digital Systems (ID 7984) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25)
or
CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
or
CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) )
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ELEC4406 Digital System Design
S1, S2 ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
Prerequisites:
( Physics ATAR
or
PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit ) and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites:
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Incompatibility:
ELEC1303 Digital Systems and ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems
S1, S2 ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Prerequisites:
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and (Physics ATAR
or
PHYS1030 Bridging Physics)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ENSC2001 Motion
and
ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
NS GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
Prerequisites:
( Course Enrolment BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours]
or
CB006 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Commerce
or
CB004 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Science
or
CB014 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours] )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 PHYS2003 Physics for Electrical Engineers
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the MJD-EELEC Electrical and Electronic Engineering major and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
PHYS1002 Modern Physics and PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism and PHYS2004 Quantum and Relativity
S1 STAT2063 Probabilistic Methods and their Applications
Prerequisites:
( Enrolment (other than course) in the MJD-EBMEG Biomedical Engineering major
or
the MJD-EELEC Electrical and Electronic Engineering major
or
the MJD-EMECH Mechanical Engineering major
or
the MJD-ESOFT Software Engineering major ) and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
STAT2062 Fundamentals of Probability with Applications

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (42 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A ELEC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices
Prerequisites:
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (ID 6013) and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers (ID 1412) and ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals (ID 7436) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25)
or
CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
or
CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) )
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ENSC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices (ID 344)
S2 ELEC3015 Signals and Systems
Prerequisites:
( Course Enrolment in the BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours]
or
the CB006 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Commerce
or
the CB004 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Science
or
the CB014 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours] ) and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation and ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC3015 Signals and Systems
S2 ELEC3016 Power and Machines
Prerequisites:
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (ID 6013) and ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals (ID 7436) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25)
or
CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
or
CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) )
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ENSC3016 Power and Machines (ID 346)
S2 ELEC3020 Embedded Systems
Prerequisites:
( CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java (ID 296)
or
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation (ID 343) ) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25)
or
CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ELEC4403 Digital and Embedded Systems
S1 ELEC3021 Circuits and Electronics
Prerequisites:
( Course Enrolment in the BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours]
or
the CB006 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Commerce
or
the CB004 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Science
or
the CB014 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours] ) and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC3021 Circuits and Electronics
GENG3000
N/A GENG3402 Control Engineering
Prerequisites:
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus (ID 6012) and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (ID 6013) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25)
or
CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
or
CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4)) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
GENG4402 Control Engineering (ID 2588)
S2 MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications
Prerequisites:
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites:
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
or
equivalent
Incompatibility:
MATH2501 Advanced Mathematical Methods and GENG4407 Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Level 4

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (60 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ELEC4401 Circuits and Electronic Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 ELEC4402 Communications Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1 ELEC4404 Signal Processing
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or
Software Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/A ELEC4407 Engineering Electromagnetics
Prerequisites:
Unit(s) MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications (ID 6149) and PHYS2003 Physics for Electrical Engineers (ID 7947) and ELEC3021 Circuits and Electronics (ID 8033)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 ELEC4505 Power System Analysis
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25)
or
CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
or
CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4)
or
CB014 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (ID 14)
or
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (ID 356) specialisation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
or
62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy (ID 1454)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ELEC5505 Power System Analysis (ID 2585)
S1 ELEC5506 Process Instrumentation and Control
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation
or
Chemical Engineering specialisation
or
Mechanical Engineering specialisation);
for pre-2012 courses: (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2
or
MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics
or
equivalent)
or
ENSC2001 Motion
or
ENSC2002 Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ELEC3320 Process Instrumentation and Control
S2 ELEC5552 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites:
ELEC5551 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 1
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/A GENG4411 Engineering Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
Atleast Level 3 24 Points Unit(s) BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25)
or
CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
or
CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
N/A GENG4412 Engineering Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
GENG4511 Engineering Research Project Part 1 (ID 8024) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25)
or
CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
or
CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) )
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1, S2 GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 60 points towards the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report
S1, S2 GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering
or
the Master of Information Technology
or
the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or
the Master of Data Science
or
the Master of Ocean Leadership
or
the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

Choosing your degree-specific major

General degrees

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Specialised degrees – Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Music

You must satisfy the requirements of the degree-specific major in your degree before you complete your course.

Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This comprehensive degree does not allow you to choose a double major.