Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)

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

Program Code

10173

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face - Flexible Delivery

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

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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Credit Transfer

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


Professional Recognition

Engineers Australia

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

320 units

Program Duration

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.

Program 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


Transition Arrangements

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.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ELEC1300Electrical Engineering 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1700Computer Engineering 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
GENG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2132Electric Energy Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical Circuits
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2400Signals and Systems
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2700Computer Engineering II
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2420Engineering Mathematics
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2170Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3130Electric Machines and Power Systems
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3240Electronics
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3850Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL3910Ethics, Technology and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4400Automatic Control
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units

MATH CORE

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 and MATH1120

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Mid Summer - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210 and MATH1220

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

PROJECT CORE

Choose either ELEC4840; or ELEC4840A and ELEC4840B.

ELEC4840

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ELEC4840Final Year Engineering Project
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
30 units
ELEC4840A AND ELEC4840B

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ELEC4840AFinal Year Engineering Project Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4840BFinal Year Engineering Project Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

ELEC3250Power Electronics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3550Wireless Communications
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3720Programmable Logic Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3730Embedded Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from these courses. PLUS choose an ADDITIONAL 10 units from EITHER Year 3 or Year 4 directed courses.

ELEC3500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3360Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4100Electrical Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4160Advanced Drivers and Power Electronics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4210Electronics Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4410Advanced Control System Design
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4570Advanced Digital CommunicationsNot currently offered10 units
ELEC4700Advanced Computer Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

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.

20 units

Honours

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


Additional Information

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.


International Students

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.


Special Needs

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.

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