ATAR cut-off
84.55
87.85 (Median ATAR)
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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 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40088
CRICOS code: 088927C

Study computer engineering and computer science at UON

At UON we train engineers capable of solving the world’s greatest challenges. As a computer 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 engineering? Computer engineers use digital and computing technologies to solve problems in industrial systems and in areas such as information processing, data transfer, communications, commerce and travel. They combine creativity with technology to develop both hardware and software for electronic and microprocessor-based systems.

Why combine engineering with computer science? Complete these two bachelor degrees in just five years and develop complimentary hardware and software skills. Open up opportunities in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, digital forensics, bioinformatics, web development and data security. You’ll be the ultimate well-rounded computing professional.

Why study with us?

  • Real-world insights: Connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
  • Be workplace ready: Graduates rated us no.1 in NSW for workplace ready skills. In 2016, 93% of graduates were employed within 4 months.
  • Flexible programs: Choose up to 4 courses from areas such as business, product/industrial design, or entrepreneurship. Use these to diversify your studies!
  • Travel the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia. You can even start while you’re studying with international exchanges and scholarships available.
  • We’re No.1 in Australia for overall quality of the educational experience.

What you will study

Build critical technical and engineering skills through courses in:

  • advanced computer systems
  • advanced physics
  • calculus of science and engineering
  • computer engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • embedded systems
  • engineering mathematics
  • procedural programming
  • programmable logic design
  • quantum mechanics and semiconductor physics
  • signals and systems

Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems. Gain invaluable practical experience 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 computer science skills in:

  • compiler design
  • formal languages and automata
  • internet communication
  • introduction to algorithmics
  • machine intelligence
  • operating systems

Related undergraduate degrees

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what 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.

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93% Employed ? within four months of graduation
World top 200 ? for engineering and technology
32 in the world ? for energy science and engineering
$80,000 ? average starting salary for engineering graduates
No. 1 in Australia ? for quality of educational experience and skills scale

Career opportunities

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:

  • information and communications technologist
  • computer systems specialist
  • web developer
  • information technology manager
  • computer systems analyst
  • network engineer

It’s also common for engineers to take on senior leadership roles in innovative businesses. The CEOs of Google, Mircosoft, 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 skills in computer science will broaden your career opportunities in complex software systems; advanced computational techniques for graphics, animations and games; defence, security and database systems; and bioinformatics, computational intelligence and robotics.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

Engineers Australia (logo)

Professional recognition through Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord qualifies you as a professional engineer. You can work in places such as:

  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

This degree is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Practical work experience

Practical work experience

All UON 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.

Group of Eight Australia, Engineering Associate.

Our position as one of the most highly ranked engineering faculties in Australia is recognised through our associate membership of the Group of Eight.

Global Engineering Education Exchange

One of only three Australian member institutions of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program.