Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)
Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
Information correct as at
4th Jul 2015 11:49pm
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face - Flexible Delivery
Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 4 years full time.
Relevant University rules and policies
Electrical engineering is a professional career that utilises mathematics, science, technology and problem solving skills to design, construct and maintain the products and services that underpin modern society. Electrical engineering is the major area of expertise behind control and automation, telecommunications, signal processing, analogue and digital electronics and power generation and distribution. It is also vital in new and emerging fields such as nano-technology, robotics and renewable energy.
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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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.
Compulsory Program Requirements
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) are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.
Academic Requirements for Program Completion
Total Units required
4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
The electrical engineering program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units, in which students complete core courses in mathematics physics and general engineering, together with electrical engineering courses to gain hands-on experience and a theoretical introduction to electrical circuits and digital electronics. In third and fourth years students are able to select from a wide range of directed courses.
Any students wishing to undertake the program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.
Please Note: Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for information
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 "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|ELEC1300||Electrical Engineering 1||10 units|
|ELEC1700||Computer Engineering 1||10 units|
|GENG1003||Introduction to Procedural Programming||10 units|
|GENG1803||Introduction to Engineering Practice||10 units|
|PHYS1210||Advanced Physics I||10 units|
|PHYS1220||Advanced Physics II||10 units|
|ELEC2132||Electric Energy Systems||10 units|
|ELEC2320||Electrical Circuits||10 units|
|ELEC2400||Signals and Systems||10 units|
|ELEC2700||Computer Engineering II||10 units|
|MATH2310||Calculus of Science and Engineering||10 units|
|MATH2420||Engineering Mathematics||10 units|
|PHYS2170||Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics||10 units|
|ELEC3130||Electric Machines and Power Systems||10 units|
|ELEC3850||Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design||10 units|
|GENG3830||Engineering Project Management||10 units|
|PHIL3910||Ethics, Technology and Engineering||10 units|
|ELEC4400||Automatic Control||10 units|
Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.
Choose either ELEC4840; or ELEC4840A and ELEC4840B.
Choose 30 units from the following directed courses
|ELEC3250||Power Electronics||10 units|
|ELEC3400||Signal Processing||10 units|
|ELEC3540||Analog and Digital Communications||10 units|
|ELEC3550||Wireless Communications||10 units|
|ELEC3720||Programmable Logic Design||10 units|
|ELEC3730||Embedded Systems||10 units|
Choose 20 units from these courses. PLUS choose an ADDITIONAL 10 units from EITHER Year 3 or Year 4 directed courses.
|ELEC3500||Telecommunication Networks||10 units|
|PHYS3360||Advanced Electromagnetism||10 units|
|ELEC4100||Electrical Systems||10 units|
|ELEC4160||Advanced Drivers and Power Electronics||10 units|
|ELEC4210||Electronics Design||10 units|
|ELEC4410||Advanced Control System Design||10 units|
|ELEC4700||Advanced Computer Systems||10 units|
Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.
Graduating with Honours The Faculty uses the Weighted Average Mark (WAM) as a measure for determining Honours in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy. Graded Honours is awarded on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program and dissertation. Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted. There are three levels of Honours: *Honours Class 1 - you will require a minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research component. *Honours Class II, Division 1 - you will require a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research component. *Honours Class II, Division 2 - you will require a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research component. To calculate your WAM, visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Faculties/Faculty%20of%20Engineering%20and%20Built%20Environment/PDFs/FEBE_WAMCalculation.pdf
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students
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.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.