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.
- Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
- Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Face to Face
4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) (pre 2017)
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
|Information correct as at||30th Jul 2016 8:02am|
Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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|Assumed knowledge||HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).|
|Recommended studies||HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).|
|Term type||Semesters and Trimesters|
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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
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
4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
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.
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.
Courses that are currently unavailable are hidden by default. You can show them by adjusting the advanced course filters below, or clicking the 'show all' links below each section.
Advanced course filters
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|ELEC1310||Introduction to Electrical Engineering||Not currently offered||10 units|
|ENGG1500||Introduction to Professional Engineering||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GENG1003||Introduction to Procedural Programming||10 units|
|MATH1110||Mathematics 1||10 units|
|MATH1120||Mathematics 2||10 units|
|PHYS1210||Advanced Physics I||10 units|
|PHYS1220||Advanced Physics II||10 units|
|ELEC2132||Electric Energy Systems||10 units|
|ELEC2320||Electrical Circuits||10 units|
|ELEC2430||Circuits and Signals||Not currently offered||10 units|
|ELEC2710||Digital and Computer Electronics 1||Not currently offered||10 units|
|ENGG2440||Modelling and Control||Not currently offered||10 units|
|ENGG2500||Sustainable Engineering Practice||Not currently offered||10 units|
|MATH2310||Calculus of Science and Engineering||10 units|
|ELEC3130||Electric Machines and Power Systems||10 units|
|ELEC3540||Analog and Digital Communications||10 units|
|ELEC3730||Embedded Systems||10 units|
|ELEC3850||Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design||10 units|
|ENGG3440||Linear Control and Estimation||Not currently offered||10 units|
|ENGG3500||Managing Engineering Projects||Not currently offered||10 units|
|ELEC4840A||Final Year Engineering Project Part A||10 units|
|ELEC4840B||Final Year Engineering Project Part B||20 units|
|ENGG4500||Engineering Complexity||Not currently offered||10 units|
Choose 30 units from the following courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|PHYS2170||Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics||10 units|
|ELEC3160||Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems||10 units|
|ELEC3251||Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems||10 units|
|ELEC3400||Signal Processing||10 units|
|ELEC3500||Telecommunication Networks||10 units|
|PHYS3360||Advanced Electromagnetism||10 units|
|ELEC4100||Electrical Systems||10 units|
|ELEC4160||Advanced Drives and Power Electronics||10 units|
|ELEC4210||Electronics Design||10 units|
|ELEC4550||Wireless Communication||Not currently offered||10 units|
|ELEC4700||Advanced Computer Systems||10 units|
|ELEC4720||Programmable Logic Design||Not currently offered||10 units|
|ENGG4440||Nonlinear Control and Estimation||Not currently offered||10 units|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.