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The School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate study in all areas of the professions of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. The School's streams within the undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) program in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering continue to act as models for educating engineers in tomorrow's technology. Options within Electrical Engineering include: Telecommunications, Photonics, Systems and Control, Energy Systems, Microelectronics, and Signal Processing. The BE degree programs in Electrical Engineering are accredited by the Engineers Australia as meeting the requirements for admission to graduate membership.

The undergraduate curricula are being progressively revised to provide flexible training to suit the future needs of students. Individual student needs can be further met by substitution provisions within the programs.
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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 168 UOC.

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Level 1 Prescribed Electives

Level 1 Prescribed Electives description.

Students can take up to a maximum of 12 UOC of the following courses.
- Students choosing the recommended ELEC1111 and COMP1521 Year 1 electives will gain two Level 3/Level 4 Electives later in the program.
- CHEM1031 and CHEM1041 will only be available to students enrolled in a program which has a Chemistry major.

Level 4 Electives

Level 4 Electives description.

Students must take at least 12 UOC of the following courses. Students who have chosen ELEC1111 and COMP1521 as their Year 1 electives may take up to 12 UOC more of the courses below

Recommended Prescribed Elective

When undertaking the specialisation as a part of a single degree program, the program consists of the Electrical Engineering stream plus 12 UOC of General Education plus 12 UOC of foundational or disciplinary Prescribed Electives.

Recommended Level 1 Prescribed Electives for this specialisation are:
- COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals (6 UOC)
- ELEC1111 Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering (6 UOC)

NOTE: When ELEC1111 and COMP1521 are chosen as the L1 electives in Year 1, an additional 12 UOC of Foundational or Disciplinary electives are taken in Year 4.

Industrial Training

Students undertake 60 days of industrial training.

Additional Information

Industrial Experience Requirements

All students are required to undertake mandatory industrial training. Each student is personally responsible for arranging and completing the full 60 days compulsory industrial training prescribed as part of the requirements for the award of the degree. Industrial training should be concurrent with enrolment and is best accumulated in the summer recesses at the end of the second and third years of the program, but it must be completed before graduating. Industrial training should be in the area of engineering design and/or project work, but limited credit may be given for work of a non-engineering nature. It is preferable that all 60 days be completed with one or two organisations. Students should, in general, work with professional engineers and take an active part in their work in the design of equipment, solving of engineering problems, or any other work that is relevant to the profession of Engineering.

Students are required to submit a written report on their industry placements, typically 2000-3000 words, describing the organisation of the Company, summarising the work done and the training received. The report must be accompanied by certification of their industrial placement by a senior company representative.

Industrial Training will be assessed as a compulsory part of the course ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics. Students must complete the industrial training requirement in order to receive a completed assessment for this course, but the industrial training assessment does not affect the mark received for ELEC4122.

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