NUBots robot soccer team
Each year our NUBots team program soccer playing robots to compete in RoboCup, a global competition aimed at advancing artificial intelligence and robotics.
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.
Face to Face
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
AUD36,400 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
4 years full-time.
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At the University of Newcastle we train computer systems engineers capable of solving the world’s greatest challenges. As a computer systems engineer you may develop a precision agriculture system to optimise food production and minimise the use of chemicals in farming. You might develop breakthrough data transfer technology for remote access to medical services. Or, you could design a computer system that creates greater efficiency in wind turbine energy production.
What is computer systems engineering? Computer systems engineers use digital and computing technologies to solve problems in industrial systems. As part of a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering you will study courses in areas such as information processing, data transfer, communications, commerce and travel. Students will learn to combine creativity with technology to develop both hardware and software for electronic and ICT systems.
Build critical technical engineering skills by studying courses in:
Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world engineering problems. Gain invaluable practical experience in computer systems engineering through your industry placement.
Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle ‘wicked problems’ and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.
Diversify your skills with an elective pathway, a cluster of courses which can be used to:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
These pathways have been created to provide guidance for Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) students wishing to specialise in a study area with their elective courses.
Computer systems engineers are an essential part of wide range of industries. They may find employment in computer design and development, instrumentation and control, ICT infrastructure, defence applications, healthcare systems and communication networks/internet development. Average starting salaries for engineers are great – more than $80,000 per annum.
Computer systems engineering is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:
It’s also common for engineers to take on senior leadership roles in innovative businesses. The CEOs of Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers. In fact, engineering is the most common degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs!
This degree is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
All University of Newcastle engineering students must complete 12 weeks of industrial experience during their degree. This can be completed in one block or as shorter placements of no less than two weeks. Through your work placement you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.
One of only three Australian member institutions of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program.