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 courses.


This is part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Most courses 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. Work experience aims to expose you to common engineering practices in the industry and help you gain knowledge of engineering procedures, engineering responsibilities, engineering management practices, health and safety practices, and an understanding of practical engineering.

Year 1

Complete the following courses

Year 2

Complete the following courses

Year 3

Complete the following courses

Specialisation project

All students need to complete an industry-based project in their third year, which is completed over two semesters. This supervised project helps you develop new skills which include theoretical/practical design and production techniques. Students work as individuals or as part of a team on projects related to their major. During the project, you critically reflect on the relationship between your academic studies and engineering workplace practice, test theories and identify gaps in your knowledge to enhance your understanding of practical engineering matters.

Elective courses

You also choose 45 points from the elective courses listed below.

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

More details about courses in this programme

Detailed programme structure and Course outlines (Blackboard)

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

  • Control system engineer
  • Lighting and building services engineer
  • Power systems engineer
  • Electrical, lighting, building and power industries
  • Armed Forces
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Key features
  • High demand for electrical engineering skills
  • First-hand software or hardware development experience
  • Access to specialised equipment and facilities
  • Offered at the AUT City Campus
See yourself as
  • Interested in everything from computer circuits to fuel cells
  • Always wanting to know how things work
  • Passionate about physics and maths

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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