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This program will be discontinued at the end of 2014, with a new Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)/Bachelor of Business program commencing from Semester 1, 2015.
Existing students continuing to study with the University of Newcastle in 2015, will automatically be transferred into the new program.
All existing students affected by this change, will be advised prior to enrolment for 2015.
Prospective students looking to commence in 2015, please view the handbook entry for our new program: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)/Bachelor of Business.
This combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in electrical engineering and business and complete two awards. In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time. it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.
This wide-ranging program includes study of diverse aspects of power generation and distribution, telecommunicaitons, signal processing and analogue and digital electronics whilst also providing the skills for work in many areas of business, and the opportunity to progress in a business management career.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit
Please Note: This program is not available to International Students.
Assumed Knowledge for Electrical Engineering:
There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage, Physics is preferred. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed Physics may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.
Assumed Knowledge for Business: Mathematics and any two units of English.
Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent, and two units of English. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage, Physics is preferred.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
The B Engineering component of this combined program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy - 000743). Refer to the relevant Bachelor of Engineering handbook.
A Bachelor (Honours) may also be available for the other combined component of this program, to meritorious students as an extra year of full-time or equivalent part-time study.
For further information on Honours please contact the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
Students have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in their final year of study and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. Further information is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-engineering-and-built-environment/student-resources/industrial-experience
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and many other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)/Bachelor of Business are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.
Not available to international students.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
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The electrical engineering and business combined degree program comprises 400 units. In this program, students have the opportunity to select electives according to their individual areas of interest.
To meet the current requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering component of the degree students must complete program as set out.
To meet the current requirements for the Bachelor of Business component of the degree, students must complete the program as listed including a minimum of 160 units of courses, that include: all Core Courses, and a major sequence prescribed for the degree. There are five major sequences available: eBusiness, International Business, Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management, Management and Marketing. A major sequence of study consists of at least 30 units at 2000 level and 40 units at 3000 level in a prescribed course area. For details of courses, refer to the Bachelor of Business entry.
Note that it may not be possible to complete the combined degree program within five years, if selection of electives involves timetable clashes, or where elective courses are not offered in a particular year. Students enrolled in a combined program are advised to consult the Program Convenor or Student Hub in relation to their academic program.
Please Note: Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for information
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As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.
Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
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|ELEC3250||Power Electronics||Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC3400||Signal Processing||Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)|
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
|ELEC3540||Analog and Digital Communications||Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)|
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
|ELEC3550||Wireless Communications||Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC3720||Programmable Logic Design||Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)|
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
|ELEC3730||Embedded Systems||Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)|
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)