Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications)
480560 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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Telecommunications engineering is one of the frontier enabling technologies of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, which is bringing evolutionary changes in our societies, entertainment and human relationships. Telecommunications engineers are required to design and develop applications from mobile phone systems to hi-tech internet based entertainment systems. Many students find employment before completing the degree.
You will complete core courses and electives from a number of areas. Core courses are in the areas of mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, communication systems and networks, and wireless systems. Throughout the program, theoretical studies are complemented by practical laboratory and project work. 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 throughout the program.
Telecommunications engineering graduates have excellent employment prospects and may be employed in computer networking/internet development, mobile/wireless communications, telecommunications services, broadcasting and ICT systems, computer engineering and systems, information technology, electronic engineering and technical analysis.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. 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
Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics assumed for Computer, Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 or have not completed a science-related subject may be admitted but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program
Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics assumed).
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 (Telecommunications) 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.
Requirements for qualification for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering 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 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 (Telecommunications) are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. 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/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services 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 telecommunications program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units; in which students complete core courses and electives from a number of areas.
The program is available at Callaghan Campus. 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.
Note: Not all courses are offered each semester.
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 30 units from these directed courses. Recommend: 20 units in Year 3 and 10 units in Year 4.|
|COMP3260||Data Security||Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC3240||Electronics||Trimester 1 - 2013 (Singapore)|
Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2013 (Singapore)
|ELEC3250||Power Electronics||Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|ELEC3720||Programmable Logic Design||Trimester 1 - 2013 (Singapore)|
Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)
|ELEC3730||Embedded Systems||Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)|
Trimester 3 - 2013 (Singapore)
|PHYS3320||Optical Communications||Semester 2 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|
|PHYS3345||Optical Fibre Technology||Semester 1 - 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)
|ELEC4700||Advanced Computer Systems||Semester 1 - 2013 (Callaghan)||10 units|