Master of Electronic Engineering

Choose Electronic Engineering at La Trobe

Consolidate on your undergraduate degree and specialise in the rapidly developing area of electronics.

  • Work with cutting-edge technology and techniques.
  • Choose elements that suit your specialisation.
  • Decide whether you want to do an electronic engineering project or a telecommunication/network design project.
  • There is an opportunity to do a research project under the supervision of a staff member.

Career outcomes

Completing a Master of Electronic Engineering will prepare you for careers in:

  • electronic design
  • optical engineering
  • microelectronics
  • communications
  • electronic systems
  • biomedical engineering
  • the automotive industry
  • defence organisations
  • quality control
  • medical and electronic equipment design and manufacturing.

What you'll learn

How to:

  • design and build complex digital systems
  • work with the most cutting-edge technology
  • use different tools and approaches to automate electronic designs
  • research and present your own design ideas.

Course structure

This two-year Master's degree comprises 240 credit points of subjects. First-year subjects include foundation areas like biomedical engineering, signal processing, communications, and control theory, while second-year moves into more advanced areas including instrumentation electronics, digital system design and communication networks. You also have the option of choosing between an electronic engineering project or telecommunication/network design project.

An example of the course structure is as follows:

First Year

  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Engineering Practice
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Digital Control Theory
  • Engineering Project B
  • Electronic Design Automation - Tools and Techniques

Second Year

  • Digital System Design
  • Electronic Design Exercise
  • Instrumentation Electronics
  • Communication Networks
  • Personal Mobile Communications
  • Electronic Engineering Major Project A or Telecommunication Design Exercise

For full details, see the handbook. Once you've chosen your subjects, you can see your provisional timetable.

For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.

How to apply


Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.


Find out about how to apply as an international student.


Featured staff

Dr David B Tay

Dr Tay, who lectures in electronic engineering, received his doctorate at Cambridge University after gaining degrees in engineering and mathematics in Australia. He taught at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University before joining La Trobe's Department of Electronic Engineering in 1999. Dr Tay is a member of DSP Technical Committee in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and is the associate editor for the International Journal of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing. His research is focused on wavelets and filter banks, although he is also interested in biomedical engineering and machine learning. His recent articles on wavelets have been published in the journal Signal Processing.

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