Undergraduate degree Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
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UAC codeN/A - Newcastle
LocationNewcastle
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (22 Feb 2021),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 088928B
Program Code40087
Selection Rank
85.00
TBC (Median SR)
Entry requirements

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.

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer) / Bachelor of Mathematics (pre 2017)

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), and Bachelor of Mathematics

Program handbook

Description

Computer systems engineers are experts in software development, electronic hardware design and networking. They design, build and test computer hardware and interface hardware to other equipment and networks. They also write the software with which the end user interacts.

The Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) program covers the theoretical and practical knowledge required to create a computing system from inception. It enables students to innovate a computer system as part of an existing engineering system such as a controller of industrial plant or equipment. The degree focusses on underlying principles and techniques so that graduates are able to learn and apply new technologies as they emerge in the future.

Mathematical skills are valuable wherever real world problems must be solved, including the areas of manufacturing and scheduling. The private sector needs statisticians in management and technical roles, finance, bioinformatics, biotechnology, health research, marketing, insurance, engineering and more. In addition, government agencies and research institutions employ statisticians to design, collect, analyse and interpret data.

Computer Systems Engineering and Mathematics interact very closely with each other in some areas of particular importance. These include big data analytics, high performance, mobile and cloud computing. A student doing this double degree will not only gain expertise in the core areas of these disciplines, but will also have an extra advantage in the above areas of close interaction.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Program Learning Outcomes as per those for the single degree programs

Details

Information correct as at12 Apr 2021 11:04 pm
Program code40087
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 5 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2021, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

Find out more about Selection Ranks

Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code088928B

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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 online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. During the admission process, adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

International student visa holder applicants are advised that they are able to enrol in this program for commencement in Semester 1 only (there will be no mid-year intake).

The UAC code for this program is 482620.

Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test

Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

Answer a few questions now to find out what mathematics you should enrol in.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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 here.


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, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying 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 College Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time, but several shorter periods, of not less than 2 weeks duration, will be accepted. Further information on industrial experience is available here.


Professional recognition

Engineers Australia

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

410 units

Program duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

For all combined programs and in accordance with the Program Management Procedure Manual - Coursework, the core and minimum requirements for each single degree component must be met in each combined program. This has been done economically, exploiting overlaps where possible, so that accreditation of either program is not compromised.

The Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Mathematics is a five year program, students are required to complete 410 units, which is comprised of: 

  • 310 units of core courses; 
  • 60 units of Mathematics directed courses:
    • 20 units are taken at the 2000 level; 
    • 40 units are taken at the 3000 level;
  • 20 units are Computer Systems Engineering directed courses*; and
  • 20 units are elective courses**. 

*Please note:

  • Core course SENG3400 Network and Distributed Computing has been replaced by 10 units of directed courses. If you have already completed SENG3400, then you need not complete an additional 10 units of directed courses. 
  • Core course ELEC3850 Electrical Engineering Design and Practice  has been replaced by 10 units of directed courses. If you have already completed ELEC3850, then you need not complete an additional 10 units of directed courses. 

**Please note:

  • One 10-unit 3000 Level Mathematics directed course has been replaced by 10 units of Elective courses. Please refer to the Transition Arrangements document for further information. 

Students will undertake the Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major in this program.

Elective Pathway 

Elective courses give students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake study overseas. Students should be aware of the 120 unit maximum for 1000 level unit courses when selecting their elective pathway.

Step-out Information

The program has a duration of 5 years full time (or part time equivalent). It is possible for a student to 'step out' with a single degree award only and not complete the combined program they are enrolled in. In order to do this, a student would be required to complete all the single degree requirements for their preferred degree and may be required to complete any omitted courses that are not included in the combined degreeOmitted Courses:

  • Bachelor of Mathematics core course STAT1100 Data Wrangling and Visualisation (10 units) has been omitted from the program in lieu of core courses ENGG1500 Introduction to Professional Engineering (10 units) and ENGG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming (10 units). 
  • Bachelor of Mathematics core course STAT1300 Fundamentals of Statistics (10 units) has been omitted from the program in lieu of core course STAT2110 Engineering Statistics (10 units). 

A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree from this combined program should contact their Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au) for further information. 

Mathematics Pathways

Students who do not meet the enrolment requisite for MATH1110 must take MATH1002 Foundational Studies in Mathematics. For these students MATH1002 will count for 10 units of electives. Students undertaking this pathway will need to be aware of the 1000 level unit restrictions when enrolling in their remaining elective courses.

Additional Information: 

  • Students wishing to undertake this program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au) for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.
  • Please note that if you undertake courses that are not in your approved program, you will be liable for additional fees for those courses. This is in addition to the fees associated with your normal program of study.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


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. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional Documents" section, in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to your Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au. 


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Data Structures
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC2430Circuits and Signals
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2720Introduction to Embedded Computing
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2350Linearity and Continuity 2
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2250System and Network Security
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2020Predictive Analytics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2110Engineering Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
COMP3500Security Attacks: Analysis and Mitigation Strategies
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3240Analog Electronics
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3730Digital and Computer Electronics 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4720Programmable Logic Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4840AFinal Year Engineering Project Part A
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4840BFinal Year Engineering Project Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Mathematics Directed Courses

Mathematics 2000 Level Directed Course List

Choose 20 units from the following 2000 level courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2800Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2300Statistical Inference
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Mathematics 3000 Level Directed Course List

Choose 40 units from the following 3000 level courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3120Algebra
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3205Fourier Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3700Partial Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Forecasting with Linear Time Series Models
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Systems Thinking for an Integrated Workforce
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3800Deterministic and Stochastic Optimisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Computer Systems Engineering Directed Course

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SENG2200Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3260Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3330Machine Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3340Data Mining
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3600Security Standards and Practices in Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4210Electronics Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4740Internet of Things
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Students who do not meet the enrolment requisite for MATH1110 must take MATH1002 Foundational Studies in Mathematics. For these students MATH1002 will count for 10 units of electives. Students undertaking this pathway will need to be aware of the 1000 level unit restrictions when enrolling in their remaining elective courses.

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 Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) component of this combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy for further detailed information.

A Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au). 


Additional information

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

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