The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Selection Rank
84.75
96.83 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

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.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

UON program code: 40199

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (pre 2019)

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic (Honours)/Bachelor of Science combined degree is for those who are interested in understanding the world around us and how it works. Electrical and electronic engineers design and build systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life. This degree is for those who are inspired to build new knowledge and discover new things. You will learn from leading researchers who will guide you through a tailored program, specifically designed to give you the skills that employers are seeking. You’ll will be able to follow your passions, and our guidance and mentoring give you the confidence to know you’ are heading where you want to go with your career. You’ll will begin the important process of establishing critical professional networks, and you’ll have authentic opportunities to work with industry and in research whilst you study. This combined program gives you the practical skills to make a difference in the world and contribute new solutions to the many challenges we face.

The Physics major is the only Bachelor of Science major available in this program.


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 at14 Oct 2019 3:17 AM
Program code40199
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.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus84.7596.83

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics preferred).
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Engineering
  2. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  3. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  4. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies

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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. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

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 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 here.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

400 units

Program duration

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

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. Consideration is given to overlapping courses and/or content where applicable, but to also ensure that accreditation is not compromised.

In the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science program, students are required to complete 400 units, which is comprised of:

  • 290 units of core courses
  • 70 units of courses for the major, including:
    • 60 units of compulsory courses
    • 10 units of directed courses
  • 20 units of Electrical and Electronic Engineering directed courses; and
  • 20 units of elective courses.

The Physics major is the only Bachelor of Science major available in this combined program.

 

 

'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 degree.

A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree from this combined program should contact their program convenor or program advisor for further information.

STAT2110 Engineering Statistics 

Students undertaking the combined Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science [40199] program are required to complete STAT2110 Engineering Statistics in lieu of the Bachelor of Science [40165] core course STAT1070 Statistics for the Sciences. Students wishing to 'step out' from the combined degree into the single Bachelor of Science [40165] program who have already completed STAT2110 in the combined program will be able to count STAT2110 in place of STAT1070. Students wishing to 'step out' from the combined degree into the single Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) [40066] program who have already completed STAT2110 will be able to count STAT2110 as a core course in the single Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) [40066] program. 

Mathematics Pathways

Students with a Band 3 or 4 in the NSW HSC course Extension 1 Mathematics OR who have completed NSW HSC Extension 2 Mathematics (or their interstate/international equivalents) are able to complete the higher level MATH1210/MATH1220 Mathematical Discovery 1/Mathematical Discovery 2 course in lieu of MATH1110/MATH1120.

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 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.


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 Information" section in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Program Advisor (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 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
ELEC2132Electric Energy Systems
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC2430Circuits and Signals
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2720Introduction to Embedded Computing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG2440Modelling and Control
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2110Engineering Statistics
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3130Electric Machines and Power Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3240Analog Electronics
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3850Electrical Engineering Design and Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3440Linear Control and Estimation
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4840AFinal Year Engineering Project Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4840BFinal Year Engineering Project Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Mathematics Core Courses

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 and MATH1120

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210 and MATH1220

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electrical and Electronic Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC3160Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3251Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4100Electrical Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4160Advanced Drives and Power Electronics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4210Electronics Design
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4550Wireless Communication
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4720Programmable Logic Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4740Internet of Things
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG4440Nonlinear Control and Estimation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Physics Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHYS2111Classical Physics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2112Classical Physics 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2211Modern Physics 1
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3111BiophysicsNot currently offered10 units
PHYS3112PhotonicsNot currently offered10 units
PHYS3211Quantum Information ScienceNot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (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.

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 Electrical and Electronic 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 Science (Honours) is also available to meritorious students, as an extra year of full-time or equivalent part-time study.  Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au). 


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.


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.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.