Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineers harness one of the core forces of the universe to enable a sustainable future for our world and to effectively combat climate change. They create systems to provide efficient and clean energy solutions for homes and industry, design the hardware that transfers information between computers, and develop the smart, internet-enabled, miniaturised devices we increasingly see around us.
Digital television, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics, medical imaging, and space exploration have all been possible in large part because of electrical and electronic engineering innovation.
Minor in Power Engineering
Efficient and sustainable power generation and transmission is highly important in our modern world. Studying the Power Engineering minor will allow you to investigate electric power generation, distribution, and usage. Systems such as generators, transformers, and motors are widely used across different industries, and therefore need graduates with the expertise to create and improve these.
You can find employment power generation companies, consultancies, transmission companies, contractors, energy retailers, equipment suppliers, and distribution companies. You may also find the knowledge gained through this minor useful in transport industries that deal with the design of electrical railways, aircraft, and electric motors.
- UC hosts Te Hiranga Pūhanga Hiko | Electric Power Engineering Centre, which coordinates a field trip for undergraduate students to visit electricity infrastructure throughout Aotearoa.
- UC is ranked in the top 300 universities in the world for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).
You may also choose to complete a minor alongside Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Power Engineering.
You also need to complete two other 100-level optional courses. Check with a Student Advisor for suggested options.
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.
- Complete the following list of courses
- Complete the following list of courses
Plus six courses chosen from the optional list, or any approved 400-level Engineering courses.
UC Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates are well equipped to join the technological and information revolution, with a wide range of career options. These include an electronics design engineer, biomedical engineer, embedded systems engineer, consulting engineer, entrepreneur, or an educator/researcher in industry, school, or university.
Now, and especially in the future, electrical and electronic engineers have the opportunity to develop innovative systems such as:
- new and sustainable ways of generating power from wind, hydro, and solar
- more precise and smarter medical devices, instruments, and scanners
- more efficient ways of using electric power and intelligent systems, such as autonomous cars or search-and-rescue robots
- new nano-scale devices and materials
- better ways of gathering information through sensor networks to help businesses make accurate decisions
- new ways of controlling the administration of medicines or the motion of rockets
- faster, cheaper, and more reliable ways of sending information through communication networks.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
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