Electrical Engineer

Be involved in the design and manage the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical systems

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Roles and responsibilities

To qualify as an electrical engineer:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} with a major in Engineering Science as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete the postgraduate Master of Profesional  Engineering to qualify as an electrical engineer.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


Electrical engineers:

  • plan and design power stations and equipment for generators
  • supervise construction plans and specifications and draw up contracts
  • supervise operating and maintenance staff
  • design and produce drawings of electrical systems using Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • decide on the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and equipment, based on calculations; make or improve products such as electric motors, parts, equipment and appliances
  • prepare and interpret specifications, drawings and regulations for the use of electric power equipment
  • work out delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
  • organise and manage staff and materials in the making of electrical parts, machines, appliances and equipment
  • make sure that completed works meet specifications and safety standards
  • design and install control and signalling devices for road, rail and air traffic
  • design telecommunications equipment and networks
  • contribute and adhere to safety requirements.

As an electrical engineer, you could work for state, territory and federal government departments, electricity suppliers, consulting engineers, and for firms in the minerals, defence, telecommunications, information technology, steel, manufacturing and service industries. The telecommunications industry is expanding due to factors such as the rapid increase in technology, the increased use of mobile phones by the Australian public and new telecommunications companies entering the market.

Source: myFuture

To qualify as an electrical engineer:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} with a major in Engineering Science as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete the postgraduate Master of Profesional  Engineering to qualify as an electrical engineer.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


Electrical engineers:

  • plan and design power stations and equipment for generators
  • supervise construction plans and specifications and draw up contracts
  • supervise operating and maintenance staff
  • design and produce drawings of electrical systems using Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • decide on the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and equipment, based on calculations; make or improve products such as electric motors, parts, equipment and appliances
  • prepare and interpret specifications, drawings and regulations for the use of electric power equipment
  • work out delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
  • organise and manage staff and materials in the making of electrical parts, machines, appliances and equipment
  • make sure that completed works meet specifications and safety standards
  • design and install control and signalling devices for road, rail and air traffic
  • design telecommunications equipment and networks
  • contribute and adhere to safety requirements.

As an electrical engineer, you could work for state, territory and federal government departments, electricity suppliers, consulting engineers, and for firms in the minerals, defence, telecommunications, information technology, steel, manufacturing and service industries. The telecommunications industry is expanding due to factors such as the rapid increase in technology, the increased use of mobile phones by the Australian public and new telecommunications companies entering the market.

Source: myFuture

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Get a $25,000 head start with a UWA engineering scholarship

If you are a 2017 WA school leaver, have completed WACE, achieved a minimum ATAR of 96.00 and have UWA listed as your first preference in TISC, you may be eligible for a $25,000 engineering scholarship
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Electrical Engineer

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