university of newcastle school of electrical engineering and computer science

Electrical and electronic engineering is a fascinating field that offers strong employment prospects and a wide variety of exciting career options. We will nurture you from a student into a professional engineer, helping empower you through practical work and research-informed teaching.

You’ll work on projects designed in collaboration with leading companies and develop the skills and knowledge demanded by industry.

Electrical Engineering focuses on the generation, distribution, storage and conversion of electrical power. It includes:

  • motor technology
  • power generation and distribution
  • renewable energy
  • electric vehicles
  • smart cities
  • automation
  • aerospace

Electronic Engineering focuses on the transmission and processing of data and includes:

  • digital technology
  • wireless communications
  • mobile devices
  • multimedia
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • medical instrumentation
  • implantable electronics

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are professionally accredited and we have developed them through our close links with industry. You’re on the way to becoming a professional engineer, helping to solve major global challenges from day one.

An Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree will equip you with broad ranging knowledge and you’ll even have the option of an extra year of Master’s-level study to extend your knowledge in a variety of specialisms.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Safety Manual

Revised February 2020

This is the online Safety Manual for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Newcastle, Australia. This manual was produced in response to requirements of the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act, relevant Regulations, and the various WHS Policies of The University of Newcastle.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computing:

  • is committed to providing an integrated system of safety incorporating instruction, examination and review to ensure a safe and productive laboratory environment for its staff, students and visitors.
  • recognises the requirements and obligations of the N. S.W. Occupational Health and Safety Act and accompanying Regulations, actively seeks to comply with them, and welcomes feedback and advice on its practices and procedures.
  • will strictly enforce all of the procedures set down for safe working in its laboratories, and will deny access to persons who do not comply with those procedures.
  • views the opportunity of working unsupervised in its laboratories as a privilege, and not as a right.

WHS Goals for 2020:

  • All academic, technical and administrative staff within the School of Electrical Engineering & Computing will complete the Lab Induction.
  • At least 2 inspections of laboratories will be conducted during the calendar year.
  • All forms for WHS 


The University of Newcastle, Australia was founded in 1965 in Newcastle, NSW, and now has campuses in Newcastle (Callaghan), Central Coast NSW (Ourimbah), Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore. It has over 38,000 students from 120 countries studying a full range of disciplines from five faculties Health & Medicine, Business & Law, Engineering & Built Environment, Science and Education & Arts. The university is in the top 10 for research funding in Australia and is the top 250 universities in the Times and QS rankings.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computing offers undergraduate and postgraduate study in Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Cyber Security, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Medical Engineering and Software Engineering. The programs are underpinned by some of the most exciting research in Australia.



Bachelor Programs

Bachelor of Information technology

The Bachelor of IT equips students for careers in the ICT sector, particularly in the development and implementation of commercial applications. There is a core of courses that provide a base of skills including fundamentals of information systems, database design, programming, project management, plus others. There are three majors of which students must complete one and may complete two. One major is focussed on applications development, another focussed on business systems and the final major is about the production and use of digtial media.

Master Programs

Master of Information Technology

The Master of Information Technology will have you study Internet communications, strategic business systems, database management, systems analysis and information systems implementation. As well as providing foundation IT skills for entrants with limited IT experience, the MIT program provides opportunities for experienced IT professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas including business, data analytics, and entrepreneurship. 


Bachelor of Information technology

COMP1010 Computing FundamentalsSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 546EBUS3030 Business IntelligenceSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 509EBUS3050 The Digital EconomySchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 444INFT1040 Databases & Information ManagementSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 494INFT2150 Business AnalysisSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 523

Master of Information Technology

INFO6001 Database Management 1School of Electrical Engineering & Computing 456INFO6009 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the EnterpriseSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 434INFO6030 Systems Analysis and DesignSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 407INFO6050 Process Analysis and Problem SolvingSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 406INFO6304 Project Planning and ManagementSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 410INFT6801 Information Technology Research MethodsSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing 422INT6900 Information technology ProjectSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing