The Electrical Engineering Education Collection is one of the key components of the University of Melbourne's collections of scientific instruments. The items held in the collection represent over 90 years of teaching in the discipline of electrical and electronic engineering from the inception of the course in the Faculty of Engineering in 1911, through to the establishment of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1947, to the present day. The collection includes photographs, certificates and historical literature, as well as electrical, electronic, telegraphic and radio equipment dating from the late 19th century to the present. The instruments in the collection reflect the rapidly changing technologies of the field, from the early measuring instruments such as standard voltage cells and galvanometers, to the rapidly changing communication technologies represented by an early radio receiver and a Morse key, through to microprocessors and computers.
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For further information on the collection contact Jenny Smith, E: jsmit@ unimelb.edu.au, T: (03) 8344 4968.