Bachelor of Engineering (Computer)/Bachelor of Computer Science
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This combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study and complete two awards. In general, it offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.
Students have the opportunity to select electives according to their individual areas of interest and will also have the opportunity to undertake an industry related project in their final year of study in the engineering degree and must complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program.
The emphasis is on giving students a well-rounded mix of hardware and software topics combined with more theoretical studies in computer science. Core courses are from the areas of computer engineering, digital systems, software engineering, signal processing, electronics, and computer science. You will have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in your final year of study and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience through the program.
Graduates of this combined degree enjoy excellent career prospects gaining skills relevant to work in engineering of digital and computer systems, digital signal processing, tracking and surveillance, measurement and sensing, data processing systems, software engineering, electronic systems, and manufacturing industry. Also, additional skills of programming, helps to find jobs in systems analysis and design, banking and financial sectors and management of ICT resources.
Careers are found in many facets of engineering, science and other technology based disciplines or as software programmers in industry, commerce or government departments. Many more on to become systems managers responsible and operation of large ICT infrastructures used by business and government organizations. Computer science graduates also find employment in specialized technical sales and management in various organizations.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit
Please Note: This program is not available to International Students.
Assumed Knowledge for Computer Science:
There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed a science related subject may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.
Assumed Knowledge for Computer Engineering:
There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage, Physics is preferred. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed Physics may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.
Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage, Physics is preferred.
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 a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
The B Engineering (Computer) component of this combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours, which shall grade on the WAM equivalent to the following grades (in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy - 000743):
A minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class 1; a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 1; a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 2;
Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted by 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
A Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) is available as an additional year to meritorious students. Please contact the Program Convenor or Student Hub for further information.
Students have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in their final year of study and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. Further information is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/engineering/for-students/industrial-experience/
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, the Australian Computer Society, and many other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer)/Bachelor of Computer Science are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.
Not available to international students.
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.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/.
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.
The computer engineering and computer science degree program is a 5 year program, available at Callaghan Campus. The degree comprises a total of 400 units, which is made of 340 units of core courses and 60 units of directed courses.
Note that it may not be possible to complete the combined degree program within five years, if selection of electives involves timetable clashes, or where elective courses are not offered in a particular semester. Students enrolled in a combined degree program are advised to consult the Program Convenor or Students Hub for further information in relation to their academic program.
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 "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
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|Choose 20 units from these B. Engineering (Computer) directed courses. Recommend: 10 units in Yr 4 and 10 units in Yr 5.|
|ELEC3130||Electric Machines and Power Systems||Trimester 2 - 2013 (Singapore)|
Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)
|ELEC3240||Electronics||Trimester 1 - 2013 (Singapore)|
Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2013 (Singapore)
|ELEC3250||Power Electronics||Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC3400||Signal Processing||Trimester 1 - 2013 (Singapore)|
Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)
|ELEC3500||Telecommunications Networks||Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC3540||Analog and Digital Communications||Trimester 1 - 2013 (Singapore)|
Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)
|ELEC3550||Wireless Communications||Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC4210||Electronics Design||Trimester 1 - 2013 (Singapore)|
Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)
|ELEC4400||Automatic Control||Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)|
Trimester 2 - 2013 (Singapore)
|ELEC4410||Control System Design and Management||Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC4570||Advanced Digital Communications||Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|