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Undergraduate subject

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Pūhanga Hiko

12 October 2023
Electrical and electronic engineering deals with the application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.


Electrical and Electronic Engineering


This branch of engineering is about using electricity for the benefit of the world — from providing power for homes and industry, to creating the physical parts that transfer information on computers and smart devices.

While similar to both Computer Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering has a stronger focus on making things happen in the physical world.


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

What will my study involve?

  • Combining theory and practice by building and testing systems like solar cars, electric vehicles, and robots.
  • Field trips to electricity infrastructure like power stations.
  • A final year research project, often sponsored by industry.
  • You can add a minor in Power Engineering with courses on electric power and renewable energy.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering


You may also choose to complete a minor alongside Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Power Engineering .

First year

The first year of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is made up of six compulsory courses taken by all Engineering students, plus courses specific to Electrical and Electronic Engineering:

You also need to complete two other 100-level elective courses. Check with a Student Advisor for suggested options.

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2nd–4th years

Once you have completed the first year and successfully applied for entry into Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you will study that discipline within the next three years.

UC's programme provides a solid grounding in the theoretical fundamentals of electrical engineering, as well as valuable practical experience building and testing real systems through projects such as solar cell fabrication, solar-powered cars, electric go-karts, and robot hardware and software.

Second year

Third year

Fourth year

Plus six courses chosen from the electives list, or any approved 400-level Engineering courses.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Career opportunities

By studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you will be able to think of the end user and use your knowledge and skills to come up with practical and efficient solutions to problems.

The field is broad and there are many exciting projects you can contribute to like clean water, communication networks, transportation, search and rescue, and medical devices.

Career pathways could include:

  • electronics design
  • embedded systems
  • consultant
  • research and development.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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