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. This work experience exposes you to real engineering practices and management systems and helps you build engineering networks.

Year 1

Complete the following courses

Year 2

Complete the following courses

And choose one of

Year 3

Complete the following courses

And choose 45 points from the elective courses 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 courses

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

More details about courses in this programme

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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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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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