ATAR cut-off
84.55
87.85 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40087
CRICOS code: 088928B

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer) / Bachelor of Mathematics (pre 2017)

For addtional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems), and

Program handbook

Description

Computer systems engineers are experts in software development, electronic hardware design and networking. They design, build and test computer hardware and interface hardware to other equipment and networks. They also write the software with which the end user interacts.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) program covers the theoretical and practical knowledge required to create a computing system from inception. It enables students to innovate a computer system as part of an existing engineering system such as a controller of industrial plant or equipment. The degree focusses on underlying principles and techniques so that graduates are able to learn and apply new technologies as they emerge in the future.

Mathematical skills are valuable wherever real world problems must be solved, including the areas of manufacturing and scheduling. The private sector needs statisticians in management and technical roles, finance, bioinformatics, biotechnology, health research, marketing, insurance, engineering and more. In addition, government agencies and research institutions employ statisticians to design, collect, analyse and interpret data.

Computer Systems Engineering and Mathematics interact very closely with each other in some areas of particular importance. These include big data analytics, high performance, mobile and cloud computing. A student doing this double degree will not only gain expertise in the core areas of these disciplines, but also will have an extra advantage in the above areas of close interaction.

 


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Program Learning Outcomes as per those for the single degree programs

Details

Information correct as at28th Jun 2017 3:39pm
Program code40087
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 5 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus84.5587.85

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Engineering
  2. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code088928B

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

International student visa holder applicants are advised that they are able to enrol in this program for commencement in Semester 1 only (there will be no mid-year intakes).

The UAC code for this program is 482620.

Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test

Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

Answer a few questions now to find out what mathematics you should enrol in.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


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, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

Requirements for qualification of this award include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Faculty Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time but several shorter periods not less than 2 weeks duration will be accepted.


Professional recognition

Engineers Australia


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

410 units

Program duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 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

For all combined programs and in accordance with the Combined Degree Principles and Structures Guideline [000992], the core and minimum requirements for each single degree component must be met in each combined program. Consideration is given to overlapping courses and/or content where applicable, but to also ensure that accreditation is not compromised.

In the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems)/Bachelor of Mathematics program, students are required to complete 410 units. No more than 120 units can be at 1000 level; and at least 40 units must be taken at each level from the 2000 level and above for this program. 

  • For the MATH1110/1120 pathway, 330 units are core courses, 50 units are directed courses and 30 units are elective courses.
  • For the MATH1210/1220 pathway, 320 units are core courses, 50 units are directed courses and 40 units are elective courses.

Please be aware of the 120 unit maximum for 1000 level courses in your program when selecting your electives.

Students will undertake the Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major in this program.

The program has a duration of 5 years full time (or part time equivalent).It is possible for a student to 'step out' with a single degree award only and not complete the combined program they are enrolled in. In order to accomplish this, a student would be required to complete the single degree requirements for their preferred degree and may be required to complete any omitted courses. A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree should contact their program convenor or program advisor for further information.

This program can be completed in five years. However, a student's choice of directed courses may lead to timetabling issues that may extend the duration of their program. Students are advised to consult with their program convenor regarding their academic program.

Students enrolling into a combined Engineering/Mathematics program are expected to have a strong mathematics capability and therefore study the higher level first year courses MATH1210 and MATH1220. Students who believe they may be better undertaking the standard level MATH1110/1120 pathway will be required to study an additional 2000 level mathematics course in addition to the listed core courses.  As such, students are advised to speak with their Program Convenor before enrolling to determine the most appropriate pathway. Students concerned with, or unable to pass the Math Placement Test must speak with the program convenor before enrolling in this program.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Data Structures
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2240Operating Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2430Circuits and SignalsNot currently offered10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering PracticeNot currently offered10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2050Web Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2250Computing SecurityNot currently offered10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3240Analog Electronics
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3730Digital and Computer Electronics 2
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3850Electrical Engineering Design and Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG3400Network and Distributed Computing
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4720Programmable Logic DesignNot currently offered10 units
ELEC4840AFinal Year Engineering Project Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4840BFinal Year Engineering Project Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
20 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Math Core

MATH1110 and MATH1120

Students completing the MATH1110 and MATH1120 pathway must complete the following core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210 and MATH1220

Students completing the MATH1210 and MATH1220 pathway must complete the following core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Mathematics Directed Courses

Mathematics Directed Course List 2000 Level

Choose 10 units from the following 2000 level directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2330Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2730Operations Research 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
Mathematics Directed Course List 3000 Level

Choose 40 units from the following 3000 level directed courses, including at least one of either MATH3120, MATH3170, MATH3840 or MATH3850

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3120AlgebraNot currently offered10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3180Topology
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3205Fourier AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
MATH3210Directed Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3400Research Topics in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3700Advanced Differential Equations
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3850Industrial ProjectNot currently offered10 units
STAT3010Statistical Inference
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Time Series Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Total Quality Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3120Applied Bayesian Methods
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3170Surveys and Experiments
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3990Topics in Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 40 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.

40 units

Electives

Complete 30 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.

30 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online