Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

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30th May 2016 2:03pm

Program Code

12295

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

ATAR (2016)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus80.0085.50

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

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Electrical 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 engineering is the major area of expertise behind control and automation, telecommunications, signal processing, analogue and digital electronics and power generation and distribution. It is also vital in new and emerging fields such as nano-technology, robotics and renewable energy.


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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

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).

Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program.

Applicants who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


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. Further information on industrial experience is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-engineering-and-built-environment/student-resources/industrial-experience


Professional Recognition

Engineers Australia

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and by virtue of the Washington Accord, is recognized internationally, facilitating opportunity for an international career. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) are eligible to apply for registration to Engineers Australia.


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.

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

Program Requirements

The electrical engineering program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units, of which 240 units are course courses, 60 units are directed courses, and 20 units are elective courses.

Any 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

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ELEC1300Electrical Engineering 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1700Computer Engineering 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
GENG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
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
ELEC2400Signals and Systems
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2700Computer Engineering II
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2420Engineering Mathematics
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2170Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
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
ELEC3850Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL3910Ethics, Technology and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4400Automatic Control
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units

MATH CORE

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 and MATH1120

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

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
MATH1210 and MATH1220

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Project Core

Choose either ELEC4840; or ELEC4840A and ELEC4840B.

ELEC4840A and ELEC4840B

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

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
ELEC4840

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

ELEC4840Final Year Engineering Project
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
30 units

Directed Courses A

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

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
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3550Wireless Communications
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3720Programmable Logic Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3730Embedded Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units

Directed Courses B

Choose 20 units from these courses PLUS an additional 10 units from Directed A or Directed B courses.

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
ELEC4410Advanced Control System Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Distance)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4570Advanced Digital CommunicationsNot currently offered10 units
ELEC4700Advanced Computer Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

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 Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) 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. 


Program Learning Outcomes

  • 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

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.

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.

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