ATAR cut-off
84.55
87.85 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
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

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Duration

5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40073
CRICOS code: 093503G

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

Program handbook

Description

Electrical and electronic engineering is a professional career that utilises mathematics, science, technology and problem solving skills to design, construct and maintain the products and services that underpin modern society. Electrical and electronic engineering is the major area of expertise behind control and automation, telecommunications and networking, signal processing, analogue, digital and computer electronics and power generation, distribution and utilization. It is also vital in new and emerging fields such as nano-technology, robotics, renewable energy and the Internet of Things.

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 Computer Systems part of this program covers the theoretical and practical knowledge required to create a computing system from scratch. 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.

This double degree program allows the students to gain expertise in Electrical & Electronic Engineering as Computer Systems, with a special emphasis on the elements where these disciplines interact with each other.

 


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 at25th Sep 2017 8:51pm
Program code40073
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.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus84.5587.85

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 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
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 Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code093503G

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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. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  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 intakes).

The UAC code for this program is 482620.

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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 and click on 'How to Apply 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.


Professional recognition

Engineers Australia


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.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

For all combined programs and in accordance with the Combined Degree Principles and Structures Guideline [000992], 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 Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) program, students are required to complete 400 units, of which 340 units are core courses, 20 units are directed courses, and 40 units are elective courses.

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. 

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 accomplish this, a student would be required to complete the single degree requirements for their preferred degree and may be required to complete any omitted courses. A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree should contact their program convenor or program advisor for further information.

This program can be completed in five years. However, a student's choice of directed courses may lead to timetabling issues that may extend the duration of their program. Students are advised to consult with their program convenor regarding their academic program.

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.

Students with a Band 1 or 2 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. Please contact your program advisor if you wish to discuss this option.    


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.


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
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Data Structures
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2240Operating Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2132Electric Energy Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2430Circuits and SignalsNot currently offered10 units
ENGG2440Modelling and ControlNot currently offered10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering PracticeNot currently offered10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2050Web Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2250Computing SecurityNot currently offered10 units
STAT2110Engineering StatisticsNot currently offered10 units
ELEC3130Electric Machines and Power Systems
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3240Analog Electronics
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3730Digital and Computer Electronics 2
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3850Electrical Engineering Design and Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3440Linear Control and EstimationNot currently offered10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG3400Network and Distributed Computing
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4720Programmable Logic DesignNot currently offered10 units
ELEC4840AFinal Year Engineering Project Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4840BFinal Year Engineering Project Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
20 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHYS2170Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3160Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3251Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS3360Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4160Advanced Drives and Power Electronics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4210Electronics Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4550Wireless CommunicationNot currently offered10 units
ELEC4700Advanced Computer Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4720Programmable Logic DesignNot currently offered10 units
ENGG4440Nonlinear Control and EstimationNot currently offered10 units

Electives

Complete 40 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.

40 units

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.


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.


Special needs

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