The last admissions term for this program is Semester 1, 2016.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications)
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25th Jul 2016 8:43am
Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face
Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 4 years full time.
Relevant University rules and policies
Telecommunications engineering is one of the frontier enabling technologies of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, which is bringing evolutionary changes to our societies, entertainment and human relationships. Telecommunications engineers are required to design and develop applications from mobile phone systems to hi-tech internet based entertainment systems. Many students find employment before completing the program.
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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
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 (Honours) (Telecommunications) 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 Bachleor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications) program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units, of which 260 units are core courses, 40 units are directed courses and 20 units are elective 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.
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. Any questions in relation to transition arrangements should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
Students who may have failed or withdrawn from ELEC4570 Advanced Digital Communications under the Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications)(11217) program (pre-2015), are required to complete ELEC4210 Electronics Design as part of their program.
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|
|ELEC3400||Signal Processing||10 units|
|ELEC3500||Telecommunication Networks||10 units|
|ELEC3540||Analog and Digital Communications||10 units|
|ELEC3550||Wireless Communications||10 units|
|ELEC3850||Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design||10 units|
|GENG3830||Engineering Project Management||10 units|
|ELEC4210||Electronics Design||10 units|
Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.
Choose either ELEC4840; or ELEC4840A and ELEC4840B.
Choose 20 units from these directed courses.
|COMP3260||Data Security||10 units|
|ELEC3251||Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems||10 units|
|ELEC3720||Programmable Logic Design||10 units|
|ELEC3730||Embedded Systems||10 units|
|PHYS3320||Optical Communications||10 units|
|PHYS3345||Optical Fibre Technology||10 units|
|ELEC4400||Automatic Control||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.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications) 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
- 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
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 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.Http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.