Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)/Bachelor of Mathematics
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This combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in electrical engineering and mathematics and complete two awards. In general, a combined degree program 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.
This wide-ranging program includes study of diverse aspects of power generated and distribution, telecommunications, signal processing, and analogue and digital electronics whilst also providing extensive mathematics skills.
Electrical engineering theory draws heavily on many areas of higher mathematics. This combined degree program equips students with a strong foundation in both areas of knowledge. Graduates will have the necessary academic and professional skills suitable for a career in electrical engineering. The additional mathematics gives the graduate access to a broader problem solving toolset and will be of particular interest to those looking for a career in the areas of research, product development or complex process control.
Graduates have excellent prospects with employment opportunities in: drive systems; industrial automation; measurement and sensing systems; communication and consulting activities as well as in a broad range of fields where mathematics is invaluable. Skills in mathematics are of value wherever real world problems must be solved in areas such as manufacturing or scheduling.
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.
Electrical Engineering: There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 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 complete Physics may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.
Mathematics: HSC Mathematics Extension 1(Band 4) or equivalent (or HSC Mathematics (Band 5) for the alternative program).
Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 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 (Electrical) component of this combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours, and 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 Mathematics (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, and many other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)/Bachelor of Mathematics 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 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) / Bachelor of Mathematics combined degree program comprises courses with a total value of 400 units. To meet the current requirements of this combined degree program, students must complete the program of study as set out. Within this program, students have the opportunity to select courses according to their individual areas of interest.
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 year. Students enrolled in a combined degree program are advised to consult the relevant Faculty Program Convenor or Student Hub regarding their academic program.
STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE:
10 units of electives are required to be undertaken with this program, in addition to the courses listed in the Course Information section.
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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10 units of electives are required to be undertaken with this program, in addition to the courses listed below.
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|Choose 40 units from these MATH/STAT directed courses (Minimum of 30 units at 3000 level, not including directed courses selected in Year 3)..|
|MATH2330||Analysis||Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|MATH2730||Operations Research 1||Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|STAT2000||Applied Statistics and Research Methods||Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)|
Semester 1 - 2013 (Central Coast)
|MATH3820||Numerical Methods||Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|