Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications)

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Program Code

12306

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

ATAR (2015)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus78.8087.40

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage

Recommended Studies

Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics assumed).

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

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.


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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 from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

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 at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage

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


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

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

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

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 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.

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.


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. 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.


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
ELEC3240Electronics
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3550Wireless Communications
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3850Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4210Electronics Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

MATH CORE

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 and MATH1120

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

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 courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

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.

ELEC4840A and ELEC4840B

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

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
ELEC4840

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

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

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from these directed courses.

PHYS2260Electromagnetism
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3360Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from these directed courses.

PHIL3910Ethics, Technology and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHIL3930Human Values and Commercial Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from these directed courses.

COMP3260Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3250Power Electronics
  • 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
PHYS3320Optical Communications
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3345Optical Fibre Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4400Automatic Control
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 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

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

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 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.

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