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.
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5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.
Computer systems engineers combine creativity with technology to develop solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. They are essential in a wide range of industries like computer design, defence applications, communication networks and internet development. With a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), you might find yourself developing advanced computing equipment for industrial or business systems. Or, you could develop or maintain banking data centre to run internet banking services.
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 (Honours) 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.
Why combine engineering with science? Complete these two bachelor degrees in just five years – deepen your technical skills with comprehensive physics courses which are available in the Bachelor of Science. Physics is fundamental to engineering and a deeper knowledge of this science can help you solve more complex engineering problems. This advanced theoretical background will also open up opportunities in research and development.
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.
Develop your physics skills in:
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.
Computer 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 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!
The combined degree advantage: Your advanced physics skills will help you enter specialist roles in research and development. Employers will value the depth and diversity of your skills and you’ll be well placed to take up leadership roles in engineering.
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.