About the Department

Head of Department’s Welcome

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was established in 1947 as part of the Melbourne School of Engineering, which has been offering degrees at The University of Melbourne since 1889. Today the Department is a vibrant community of excellent faculty staff and research fellows attracting high quality postgraduate and undergraduate students. The Department is also widely recognised for its excellence in research and teaching, and for being well connected with key industry partners.

The Department offers both PhD and Masters level research higher degrees as well as postgraduate coursework degrees — Master in Telecommunications Engineering (MTE), Master of Nanoelectronic Engineering. The Department's flagship program is a 5 year Professional development program — Professional Master of Engineering (Electrical)  and its Bachelor pathways with an Electrical Systems Major.


The Professional Master of Engineering (Electrical) enjoys provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia under the Washington Accord, as well as European Accreditation. The Department is in the completing stage of its transition from the 4 year Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) to a 5 year Professional Development program with an accredited Master of Engineering course.

The Department has exciting research programs funded by partnerships with Federal and State Governments as well as industry partners targeting significant problems faced in the society — development of bionic implants, energy efficient telecommunications, sensor networks for irrigation and water resource management, and ultra-broadband wireless and optical communications. The Department is home to four research labs in its key discipline strengths: Control and Signal Processing, Communications and Networks, NeuroEngineering and Photonics and Electronics Lab.

The Department’s research staff and students are major contributors to:

Professor Robin J Evans
Head of Department

Departmental Vision

To become one of the Top Ten Electrical and Electronic Engineering Departments in the world by 2015 and to maintain No 1 status nationally.

Mission of the Department

  • To provide excellent and innovative electrical and electronic engineering education programs.
  • To conduct world class research within selected areas of focus with EEE’s four Research Labs.
  • To be highly valued by government, industry, the community, and the engineering profession through meaningful interaction.
  • To contribute to the national agenda.