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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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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

UON program code: 40066

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

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 internet of things.

This program is subject to final University approval.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and/or written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership

Details

Information correct as at30th Jul 2016 8:02am
Program code40066
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.
ATAR (2016)
LocationCut-offMedian

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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 and Trimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Engineering
  2. School of Electrical Eng and Computer Science
  3. 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 from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

 

 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language 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 at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438


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, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ 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.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Program requirements

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) program is a 4 year program comprising of a total of 320 units in which students complete 250 units of core courses, 30 units of directed courses and 40 units of minor courses.

Students wishing to undertake the program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.


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 (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Program structure

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Core Courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical EngineeringNot currently offered10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional EngineeringNot currently offered10 units
GENG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Compressed Summer - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2132Electric Energy Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical Circuits
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2430Circuits and SignalsNot currently offered10 units
ELEC2710Digital and Computer Electronics 1Not currently offered10 units
ENGG2440Modelling and ControlNot currently offered10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering PracticeNot currently offered10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3130Electric Machines and Power Systems
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3240Electronics
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3730Embedded Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3850Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3440Linear Control and EstimationNot currently offered10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering ProjectsNot currently offered10 units
ELEC4840AFinal Year Engineering Project Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4840BFinal Year Engineering Project Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
20 units
ENGG4500Engineering ComplexityNot currently offered10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHYS2170Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3160Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3251Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3360Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4100Electrical Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4160Advanced Drives and Power Electronics
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4210Electronics Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4550Wireless CommunicationNot currently offered10 units
ELEC4700Advanced Computer Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (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

Honours

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) program uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/14443  for further detailed information.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided 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. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.