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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Telecommunications) with Bachelor of Finance

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 5 years full-time or part-time equiv.


CRICOS 082127F

No new admissions into this program for 2017.

This double degree program combines the disciplines of telecommunications engineering and finance, allowing students to study towards two degrees simultaneously.

In this program, students study the concepts of telecommunications engineering with broad coverage of the global and institutional aspects of financial systems. Telecommunications engineering focuses on the technologies that underpin modern voice, multimedia and data communications.

With designated courses from both disciplines counted towards the degree, the program can typically be completed in five years (full-time), compared with seven years if undertaken separately. At the end of the double degree, students will graduate with two separate parchments; one for each degree.

Combining two areas of study offers graduates not only a more diverse experience at university, but also greater scope of career prospects and a competitive edge in the job market.

For further information about the telecommunications engineering component of the degree, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications). For further information about the finance component of the degree, see Bachelor of Finance.
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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of this degree will have the skills and knowledge to pursue careers relevant to telecommunications engineering, and as trained professionals within the finance arena.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    As part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications) qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Finance degree are entitled to recognition from several professional bodies. Refer to the Bachelor of Finance professional accreditation section for details.

    Potential careers

    Accountant, Actuary, Auditor, Banker, Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Services Officer, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst, Foreign Affairs, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst, Statistician, Stockbroker, Manager / Business Management, Network Engineer, Radio Engineer, Satellite Engineer, ...

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

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  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    S1 MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)# PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA (3 units) ELEC ENG 1009 Electrical & Electronic Engineering IA (3 units) COMP SCI 1201 Introduction to Programming for Engineers (3 units)
    S2 MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)# PHYSICS 1200 Physics IB (3 units) COMP SCI 1102 Object-Oriented Programming (3 units) ECON 1004 Principles of Microeconomics I (3 units)
    S1 MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units) ELEC ENG 1010 Electrical & Electronic Engineering IB (3 units) ELEC ENG 2011 Circuit Analysis (3 units) ECON 1009 International Financial Institutions & Markets I (3 units)
    S2 MATHS 2202 Engineering Mathematics IIB (3 units) ELEC ENG 2009 Engineering Electromagnetics (3 units) ELEC ENG 2007 Signals & Systems (3 units) ECON 1000 Principles of Macroeconomics I (3 units)
    S1 ELEC ENG 3033 Signal Processing (3 units) ELEC ENG 2008 Electronics (3 units) COMP SCI 2103 Algorithm Design & Data Structures for Engineers (3 units) ECON 2504 Intermediate Econometrics II (3 units)
    S2 ELEC ENG 3028 Digital Systems (3 units) COMP SCI 2000 Computer Systems (3 units) CORPFIN 2500 Business Finance II (3 units) ACCTING 1002 Accounting for Decision Makers I (3 units)
    S1 COMP SCI 3001 Computer Networks & Applications (3 units) ELEC ENG 3018 RF Engineering (3 units) ECON 2508 Financial Economics II or CORPFIN 2502 Business Valuation II(3 units) CORPFIN 2501 Financial Institutions Management II (3 units)
    S2 ELEC ENG 3024 Project Management for Electrical Engineering (3 units) ELEC ENG 3034 Telecommunications Principles (3 units) MATHS 3012 Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques III or
    CORPFIN 3502 Options, Futures & Risk Management III (3 units)**
    Level III Finance Course (3 units)
    S1 ELEC ENG 4068A Honours Project Part 1 (6 units) ELEC ENG 4063 Communications (3 units) CORPFIN 3501 Portfolio Theory & Management III (3 units)
    S2 ELEC ENG 4068B Honours Project Part 2 (3 units) ELEC ENG 4054 Telecommunications Systems (3 units) APP MTH 3016 Random Processes III (3 units) Level III Finance Courses (3 units)
    **Either one of these courses can also be taken in lieu of a Level III Finance elective.

    Students who have not taken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester 1, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2 with MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in Summer School to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level 1. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

    Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take Engineering Communication. At the commencement of study, the Faculty will advise which course is to be replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.

    This study plan should be used to guide enrolment for the current academic year. Some students may need to modify their enrolment based on previous study (e.g. students granted advanced standing/credit, students repeating previously failed courses).
    ELEC ENG 4057 RF Systems (3 units)
    ELEC ENG 4056 Real-Time & Embedded Systems (3 units) ELEC ENG 4061 Image Processing (3 units) COMP SCI 3004 Operating Systems (3 units) COMP SCI 3006 Software Engineering & Project (3 units)
    ELEC ENG 4067 Antennas & Propagation (3 units) PURE MTH 3018 Coding & Cryptology (3 units)
    ^ course not available in 2015
    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

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