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    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
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Overview

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) - Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) program from the University of Newcastle trains engineers capable of solving the greatest global challenges. 

As an electrical and electronic engineer you can help develop precision agriculture technology to increase food production efficiency, refine aircraft electrical systems and even build smart grid systems to help manage alternative energy resources. 

Or, like our team of researchers, you could develop medical technology such as the artificial pancreas.

What is electrical and electronic engineering? 

What is electrical and electronic engineering? Electrical and electronic engineering involves fields such as electronics, computer systems, telecommunications, bioengineering, control, robotics and electrical power engineering. 

Electrical and electronic engineers design and build systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life.

Your skills in computer systems engineering will help you to combine creativity with technology to develop both hardware and software for electronic and microprocessor-based systems.

Why study with us?

  • Real-world insights: connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
  • Hands-on practical experience: build vital professional networks and hands-on industry experience with 12 weeks of professional practice throughout your degree.
  • Travel the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia. You can even start while you’re studying with international exchanges and scholarships available.

Career opportunities

Electrical engineers are employed in utilities, industry, manufacturing, consulting services and electronic design and development. 

Graduates might focus on electronics engineering. They could specialise in automation and control engineering, or they may work in robotic engineering or power generation and distribution.

    Electrical engineering is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:

  • telecommunications equipment designer
  • electrical design engineer
  • automatic systems designer
  • robotics engineer
  • biomedical instrumentation designer
  • renewable energy systems engineer

Remarkably, engineering is the most commonly held degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs – the CEOs of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 144 months
    • Duration description
      • Part-time is for domestic students only.
  • Credits
    400 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Digital and Computer Electronics 
  • Procedural Programming
  • Professional Engineering
  • Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 
  • Advanced Physics 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 093503G

  • Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38415 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38415 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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