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Electronics are at the core of a wide range of business, telecommunication, entertainment and medical systems. Our Master of Electronic Engineering will equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to play a leading role in the future of these technologies.

With an experienced staff of engineers and researchers, the Department of Engineering can take your career to the next level and strengthen your existing skills. The University’s extensive list of specialty offerings includes biomedical engineering, microelectronics, design, optical engineering and robotic systems design.

At La Trobe, you can undertake projects with some of our renowned industry partners such as the German Aerospace Center or BAE Systems. These opportunities will deepen your learning experience and provide you with an established network on graduation. You can also increase your job prospects by undertaking a research or design project, or completing an internship.

In first year, you will be introduced to a range of study areas such as signal processing, telecommunications and control theory. In second-year, you will cover advanced topics including instrumentation electronics, digital system design, and communication networks. You will gain knowledge in industrial and medical electrical safety. You will become skilled in the latest software tools and programming languages such as Matlab, industry recognised IDEs and Embedded C and C.

If you’re interested in entering the exciting field of engineering research, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a research project under the guidance of one of our staff members (subject to approval). Alternatively, you can elect to undertake an electronic engineering project or telecommunication/network design project to enhance your practical skills.

Study takes place at our Melbourne Campus, where you can choose to study either full-time for two years or part-time for four. Overseas study options are also available with our international exchange partners.

Career opportunities

Whatever your goals, our college and careers team will guide and mentor you into the career you want, and prepare you to become a leader in electronic engineering.

Our Master of Electronic Engineering will prepare you for careers in:

  • electronic design
  • optical engineering
  • microelectronics
  • communications
  • electronic systems
  • biomedical engineering
  • quality control
  • medical and electronic equipment design and manufacturing.

You’ll have a wide range of industries opening their doors, such as:

  • defence
  • automotive
  • telecommunications
  • health

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Master of Electronic Engineering

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount:
$29,600 per 120 credit points.
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
2 year full-time or 4 years part-time
Prerequisites:
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 Graduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module (online)
  • Engineering Practice
  • Instrumentation Electronics and Sensors
  • Communication Systems
  • Signal Processing and Control
  • Embedded Processors

Semester 2

  • Engineering Project B
  • Electronic Design Automation VHDL and FPGAs
  • Skills in Science
  • Proteomics and Genomics
  • Bioinformatics

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Electronic Design (Project)
  • Network Design (Project)
  • Advanced Digital System Design (Elective)
  • Advanced Signal Processing (Elective)

Semester 2

  • Telecommunication Design  (Project)
  • Applied Management for Engineers (Elective)
  • Clinical Engineering (Elective)
  • Robotic Systems Design  (Elective)

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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Choose Master of Electronic Engineering at La Trobe

Electronics are at the core of a wide range of business, telecommunication, entertainment and medical systems. Our Master of Electronic Engineering will equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to play a leading role in the future of these technologies.

With an experienced staff of engineers and researchers, the Department of Engineering can take your career to the next level and strengthen your existing skills. The University’s extensive list of specialty offerings includes biomedical engineering, microelectronics, design, optical engineering and robotic systems design.

At La Trobe, you can undertake projects with some of our renowned industry partners such as the German Aerospace Center or BAE Systems. These opportunities will deepen your learning experience and provide you with an established network on graduation. You can also increase your job prospects by undertaking a research or design project, or completing an internship.

In first year, you will be introduced to a range of study areas such as signal processing, telecommunications and control theory. In second-year, you will cover advanced topics including instrumentation electronics, digital system design, and communication networks. You will gain knowledge in industrial and medical electrical safety. You will become skilled in the latest software tools and programming languages such as Matlab, industry recognised IDEs and Embedded C and C.

If you are interested in entering the exciting field of engineering research, you will have the opportunity to undertake a research project under the guidance of one of our staff members (subject to approval). Alternatively, you can elect to undertake an electronic engineering project or telecommunication/network design project to enhance your practical skills.

Career opportunities

Whatever your goals, our college and careers team will guide and mentor you into the career you want, and prepare you to become a leader in electronic engineering.

Our Master of Electronic Engineering prepares students for successful careers in roles including:

  • electronic design
  • optical engineering
  • microelectronics
  • communications
  • electronic systems
  • biomedical engineering.

Past graduates have gone to work across a range of industries such as:

  • defence
  • automotive
  • telecommunications
  • health

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Course details for international students

Master of Electronic Engineering (076268K)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount ($A):
34 600
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
2 years
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 the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. 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 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 Graduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module (online)
  • Engineering Practice
  • Instrumentation Electronics and Sensors
  • Communication Systems
  • Signal Processing and Control
  • Embedded Processors

Semester 2

  • Engineering Project B
  • Electronic Design Automation VHDL and FPGAs
  • Skills in Science
  • Proteomics and Genomics
  • Bioinformatics

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Electronic Design (Project)
  • Network Design (Project)
  • Advanced Digital System Design (Elective)
  • Advanced Signal Processing (Elective)

Semester 2

  • Telecommunication Design  (Project)
  • Applied Management for Engineers (Elective)
  • Clinical Engineering (Elective)
  • Robotic Systems Design  (Elective)

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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