Study telecommunications engineering and photonics at the University of Newcastle explores the diverse aspects of communication technology.

Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) / Bachelor of Science (Photonics)

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Telecommunications Engineering and Science Photonics at the University of Newcastle

Engineering (Telecommunications) - Science (Photonics)The Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications)/Bachelor of Science (Photonics) provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in telecommunications engineering and photonics, graduating with two degree in just five years of full-time study.

When you study telecommunications engineering and photonics at the University of Newcastle you will explore the diverse aspects of communication technology. Specifically, you will study how communications technologies transmit, receive, store and process different types of electronic information signals using electronic and electrical, radio, optical and embedded systems.

This combined degree also includes studies emphasising photonics.  Photonics is the area of science and technology that investigates and uses particles of light, called 'photons'. Photonics is a key technology underpinning the Internet and thus is growing rapidly.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications)/ Bachelor of Science (Photonics) combines theoretical studies, practical laboratory sessions, project work and 12 weeks of industry placement to provide a comprehensive skill set that will benefit you throughout your career.

For more information about the course structure, assumed knowledge and work placement requirements, please visit our handbook page.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications)/Bachelor of Science (Photonics) is accredited by Engineers Australia and many other affiliated international organisations. You will be eligible to apply for membership of these organisations upon graduation.

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