Electronic Engineering Major - Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Take a look at the appliances and systems that make our daily lives easier – they were created by electronic engineers. Electronic engineers are also involved in robotics research, which relies heavily on using digital systems.

Study the Electronic Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology and develop an in-depth understanding of electronic engineering circuits, with a focus on microelectronic systems and their applications in commercial, industrial and domestic systems and appliances. The Electronic Engineering major also covers the design, implementation and maintenance of electronic systems.

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.

  • Electronics engineer
  • Embedded system engineer
  • Software engineer

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering Careers

Key features
  • Broad skill base in electronic systems
  • Access to specialised equipment and facilities
  • First-hand software or hardware development experience
  • Offered at the AUT City Campus
See yourself as
  • A problem-solver and creative
  • Adaptable and excellent at communication and organisation
  • Interested in physics and maths
  • Practical and able to do hands-on work

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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