The application of energy

Explore the science of controlling electric energy for a unique perspective of technology.

Why study Electronics?

Electronics is the highly complex area of theory underpinning many of the products and services that society rely on.

Generating power, transport, manufacturing and telecommunications all require the specific application of a knowledge of the behaviour and movement of electrons, circuits, signals, sensors, processors, calculus, linear algebra and more.

Electronics theory is also integral to areas of entertainment production, creating and testing consumer appliances, environmental science and medicine.

Where can Electronics take me?

An in-depth understanding of electronics can form the basis of a career in telecommunications, manufacturing or transport or entertainment.

These studies may forge a foundation for further study into electrical or electronic engineering or software engineering.

In addition to electronics, we teach you broad skills including project design, data collection, data analysis and the preparation of reports. Your undergraduate science degree will teach you problem solving, creative thinking, report writing and many other transferable skills that will make you employable in a number of professions.

Why La Trobe?

  • You will undertake a third year electronics project that will allow you to specialise in an area of your choice and gain practical experience for your future career.
  • You can choose to complete part of your degree overseas, at one of over 100 study exchange partners, giving you an international edge.

Further study options

Majoring in electronics could lead you to one of our postgraduate programs including a Masters in Electronic Engineering.

Get to know our staff

View all the staff in the Department of Engineering, including Dr Robert Ross.

How to apply

Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're a current Year 12 student or if you're applying to more than one institution. If you're not in Year 12 and applying only to La Trobe, you can apply direct.

Key dates

Direct applications normally close in February for entry in semester 1, and July for entry in semester 2. For more details visit our apply direct page.


VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in Maths (any).

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