Electrical Engineering Major - Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Interested in the electrical, control and power industry? Study the Electrical Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Electrical engineers keep the power running for businesses and our communities. Electrical engineering skills are needed in a wide range of industries and you could find yourself working in a lab, on a building project, at a power station or in a workshop.

The Electrical Engineering major equips you with the skills to design, implement, and maintain power and utility systems. You also learn about electrical power engineering circuits, process control systems and programmable logic displays. In your final year you specialise in building services, power or control papers.

This is part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. If you're a full-time student, you normally complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree).

You also need to complete a minimum of 600 hours of planned supervised work placement to graduate. This work experience exposes you to real engineering practices and management systems and helps you build engineering networks.

Year 1

Complete the following papers

Year 2

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

Year 3

Complete the following papers

And choose 45 points from the elective papers listed below.

Workplace experience

All students complete an industry-based project this year. This is your chance to apply what you’ve learnt in a research or industry environment.

Elective papers

Level 5 papers

Level 6 papers

Level 7 papers

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • Control system engineer
  • Lighting and building services engineer
  • Power systems engineer
  • Electrical, lighting, building and power industries
  • Armed Forces

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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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