ATAR cut-off
79.75
83.08 (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

482630
Newcastle

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

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40059
CRICOS code: 092848A

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

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 for end user interaction.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) program covers the theoretical and practical knowledge required to create a computing system from initiation to completion. 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. 

 


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and/or written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership

Details

Information correct as at24th Aug 2017 12:14am
Program code40059
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus79.7583.08

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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 Code092848A

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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.

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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.

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Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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. Further information on industrial experience 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


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 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) is a four year program comprising 320 units: 280 units of core courses and 40 units of elective pathway courses. 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. 

An elective pathway gives students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake study overseas. Please be aware of the 120 unit maximum for 1000 level courses in your program when selecting your Elective Pathway.

Please note that if you undertake courses that are not in your approved program you will be liable for additional fees for those courses. This is in addition to the HECS fees associated with your normal program of study.

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.

Students with a Band 1 or 2 in the NSW HSC course Extension 1 Mathematics OR who have completed NSW HSC Extension 2 Mathematics (or their interstate/international equivalents) are able to complete the higher level MATH1210/MATH1220 Mathematical Discovery 1/Mathematical Discovery 2 course in lieu of MATH1110/MATH1120. Please contact your program advisor if you wish to discuss this option.


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.

Elective pathways

These pathways have been created to provide guidance for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) students wishing to specialise in a study area with their elective courses.

  • Science 633.1 KB Aquatic Environments, Chemistry, Earth Science, Biology and Sustainability.
  • Mathematics 552.5 KB Discrete Modelling, Signal Processing, Differential Equations and Operations Research.
  • Humanities 614.5 KB History, Language, Philiosophy, Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Engineering and Built Environment 241.9 KB Introductory and advanced topics in multiple engineering and built environment disciplines.
  • Creative Industries 520.3 KB Industrial Design, Communication and Media.
  • Business and Legal Studies 623.1 KB Pathways in Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Marketing.

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

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

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)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
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
SENG2050Web Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2250Computing SecurityNot currently offered10 units
STAT2110Engineering StatisticsNot currently offered10 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

Electives

Choose 40 units of courses from a recommended Elective Pathway. An Elective Pathway gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge in your own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake overseas study.

40 units

Honours

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) program uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/14443  for further detailed information.


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