Electronic engineering

Why study Electronic engineering?

Our coursework program offers graduates the opportunity to advance their skills in specialist areas including microelectronics, biomedical engineering, electronic systems engineering, optical engineering and communications engineering.

Graduates from other disciplines may combine their studies with a MBA qualification.

See the Research tab for information about Masters by research, or PhD. 

Career opportunities

Electronic engineering graduates may find work in research and development, communications, microelectronics, hospitals and medical equipment, automotive industry, defence organisations, quality control, and electronic equipment design and manufacturing.

Graduates combining their studies with a MBA may use their business and management skills and understanding of electronic engineering in organisations specialising in the design and development of electronic devices.

Microelectronic graduates are prepared for careers across the broad field of electronic engineering as well as computer and information technology, consumer electronics, wireless systems, home entertainment, telecommunications, defence, security, and the design and manufacture of automotive, biotechnology and biomedical equipment.

Our courses are recognised by Engineers Australia.

Courses

Local students

2014

Master of Electronic Engineering

Duration :
2 year full-time or 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
If you're looking to develop your skills and specialise in the rapidly developing high-technology area of electronics, this course is designed for you. We offer specialty teaching in the areas of biomedical engineering, communication and electronic systems, microelectronics, design and optical engineering. You can choose components that best suit your chosen specialisation.
Professional recognition
The compulsory subjects in this course satisfy the requirements for membership of the College of Biomedical Engineering of Engineers Australia.
Prerequisite
A four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or an Honours degree
in science in an appropriate field, or an international equivalent.
If you do not strictly meet this requirement, you may be considered
for admission following successful completion of the Postgraduate
Diploma in Electronic Engineering.
Fee amount
Indicative course fee for students commencing in 2014: $22,680 per 120 credit points.

How to apply
Apply online to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Electronic Engineering (Master)Melbourne

Master of Electronic Systems and Network Engineering

Duration :
2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course provides specialised training in the high demand areas of computer networks, biomedical engineering, communications engineering, distributed computing, electronic systems engineering, microelectronics design, mobile communications, optical engineering, and wireless networks.
Prerequisite
Four-year engineering degree or Honours degree in science in an appropriate field (or equivalent degree, which provides a background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second-year level and programming skills in C or C++). Candidates who do not meet these requirements may be considered, after successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering.
Fee amount
Indicative (2012): $20,580 (per 120 credit points)

How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045. Please ensure you also provide all supplementary information required.
Full course details
Electronic Systems and Network Engineering (Master)Melbourne

Master of Engineering Management

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This degree is for graduates from an electronics, telecommunications or computer engineering background. The course is designed to develop sound business/management foundations and perspectives, with a particular
emphasis on management in the Engineering sector.
Prerequisite
A four-year Australian Bachelor's degree in electronics, telecommunications, or
computer engineering, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field,
or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic,
computer architecture, mathematics at second year level and basic programming skills in C or C++.
Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
Fee amount
Indicative (2013): $25,100 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course commences in Summer (October), Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (July). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2014.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Engineering ManagementMelbourne

Master of Microelectronic Engineering

Duration :
2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course addresses the many challenges brought about by rapid advances in computers, multimedia and telecommunication,from high-level specification of microelectronic systems to the realisation of integrated circuits. It aims to produce skilled engineers with practical experience to suit the microelectronics industry, featuring the opportunity for students to design their own integrated circuits.
Prerequisite
Four-year Bachelor of Engineering in electronic, computer, or communication/telecommunications engineering, or four-year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in an appropriate field, or equivalent. Applicants with a three-year Bachelor of Science (in appropriate field) or Bachelor of Engineering in another field may also be considered, conditional upon enrolment in additional (preliminary) subjects.
Fee amount
Indicative (2012): $20,580 per 120 credit points.

How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Microelectronic Engineering (Master)Melbourne

Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering

Duration :
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to update your skills or to specialise in biomedical, communication, electronic systems or optical engineering.

It also offers you the opportunity to prepare for further study in the Master of Electronic Engineering, or the Master of Engineering (by research).

If you have a four-year degree in engineering or science (with an electronics major), this course is a means to expand your knowledge and keep up-to-date with developments in these specialist areas.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia.
Prerequisite
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant area: computer science,
electrical/civil/mechanical engineering, or a degree in physical
sciences with advanced maths and physics in the curriculum.
Fee amount
Indicative (2012): $20,580 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Electronic Engineering (Postgraduate Diploma)Melbourne

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2014

Master of Electronic Engineering (020934K)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
If you're looking to develop your skills and specialise in the rapidly developing high-technology area of electronics, this course is designed for you. We offer specialty teaching in the areas of biomedical engineering, communication and electronic systems, microelectronics, design and optical engineering. You can choose components that best suit your chosen specialisation.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A four-year Australian Bachelors degree in engineering or an Honours degree in an appropriate field of science, or an approved international equivalent. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be considered for admission following successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering.
Full course details
Electronic Engineering (Master)Melbourne

Master of Engineering Management (080775A)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 100
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This degree is for graduates from an electronics, telecommunications or computer engineering background. The course is designed to develop sound business/management foundations and perspectives, with a particular
emphasis on management in the Engineering sector.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A four-year Australian Bachelor's degree in electronics, telecommunications, or
computer engineering, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field,
or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic,
computer architecture, mathematics at second year level and basic
programming skills in C or C++.
Additional information
This course commences in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July) and Summer (October). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
Full course details
Engineering ManagementMelbourne

Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering (019480A)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to update your skills or to specialise in biomedical, communication, electronic systems or optical engineering.

It also offers you the opportunity to prepare for further study in the Master of Electronic Engineering, or the Master of Engineering (by research).

If you have a four-year degree in engineering or science (with an electronics major), this course is a means to expand your knowledge and keep up-to-date with developments in these specialist areas.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent, in a relevant area.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Full course details
Electronic Engineering (Postgraduate Diploma)Melbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

 

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Electronic engineering placements

Our industry cadetship program gives students studying science, computing and engineering the opportunity to use their theoretical and technical skills in an industry setting. Gain an understanding of industry career paths and the specialisations available. Cadetships usually take place during the summer and winter study breaks, but some longer placements are available for one or two semesters. See cadetship program.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

Student and graduate profiles

Students from our Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. You can view staff in Electronic engineering or search all staff in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.

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