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PLEASE NOTE: This new AQF level 8 Bachelor Honours program commences in 2015.
Telecommunications engineering is one of the frontier enabling technologies of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, which is bringing evolutionary changes in 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.
All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry and also to check your eligibility to receive bonus points, if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics assumed for Computer, Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 or have not completed a science-related subject may be admitted but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program
Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics assumed).
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 a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
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/policy/000990.html for further detailed information.
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.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. 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/students/international/student-support/ 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.
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.
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The Bachleor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications) program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units; in which students complete core courses and electives from a number of areas. The program is available at Callaghan Campus. 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. Note: Not all courses are offered each semester.
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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.
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|Choose 20 units from these courses (Recommend: 10 units in Yr 3; 10 units in Yr 4).|
|COMP3260||Data Security||Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC3250||Power Electronics||Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC3720||Programmable Logic Design||Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)|
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
|ELEC3730||Embedded Systems||Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)|
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
|PHYS3320||Optical Communications||Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|PHYS3345||Optical Fibre Technology||Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC4400||Automatic Control||Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)|
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
|ELEC4700||Advanced Computer Systems||Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)||10 units|