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Master of Engineering (Signal and Information Processing)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM130

CRICOS 071208G

No new admissions into this program for 2017.

This program is under review and may be subject to change.

This degree offers students the chance to specialise in cutting edge technologies aligned to their career pathways. It is suitable for engineering graduates who wish to pursue further studies, as well as engineers with relevant work experience.

The program provides an advanced level of education in signal processing techniques and their application to sensor systems, including imaging systems, sonar and radar. Students may choose to take courses that will develop advanced levels of understanding of related topics in mathematics, project management and system engineering.

The Master of Engineering comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. The foundation year consists of a set of courses designed to ensure that students acquire a level of expertise in the relevant specialisation. The program gives students the opportunity to study technical courses at an advanced level and the opportunity to engage in a research project.

An exit path will be available for students completing only the foundation year, after they satisfy a set requirement in the relevant discipline. In this case a graduate diploma will be awarded.

To remain in this program, students must maintain a high grade point average (GPA) throughout their candidature.

  • Entry Requirements

    No new admissions into this program for 2017.

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM130
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM130

    International applicants

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    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

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    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Technical engineering fields in chosen specialisation.

    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

    Potential careers

    Communications Engineer, Defence Engineer, Information Processing Engineer, Signal Processing Engineer, Systems Engineer, Telecommunications 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.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    The Master of Engineering is a 48-unit program comprising 9 units of core courses, 12 units of foundation courses, 15 units of advanced technical coursework and a project to the value of 12 units, which introduces candidates to research. Normally, students will complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering in two years of full-time study.

    Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is equivalent to an AQF level 8 honours program will be eligible to be considered for credit allowing them to complete the master's program in less than two years, with a minimum of one year of full-time study.

    International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course as part of the program.

    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff, facilities and sufficient enrolments.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    S1 ELEC ENG 7080 Principles of Communication Systems (3 units) ELEC ENG 7057 Engineering Communication & Critical Thinking (3 units) ELEC ENG 7082 Principles of Control Systems (3 units) ELEC ENG 7079 Principles of Signal Processing (3 units)
    S2 Elective Course (3 units)  Elective Course (3 units)  Elective Course (3 units) Choose 6 units from the following:

    APP MTH 7054 Modelling & Simulation of Stochastic Systems or COMP SCI 7077 Solving Engineering Models (3 units)

    STATS 7053 Statistics in Engineering (3 units)

    TECHCOMM 5021 Applied Project Management 1 (3 units)
    S1 ELEC ENG 7076A Masters Project (SIP) Part A (6 units) ELEC ENG 7033 Principles of RF Engineering (3 units)
    S2 ELEC ENG 7076B Masters Project (SIP) Part B (6 units) Elective Course (3 units) Elective Course (3 units)
    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 7017 Beamforming & Array Processing (3 units)^ ELEC ENG 7051 Microelectronic Systems (3 units) ELEC ENG 7071 Detection & Estimation Classification^ (3 units) ELEC ENG 7085 Multisensor Data Fusion (3 units)
    ELEC ENG 7002 Kalman Filtering & Tracking (3 units) ELEC ENG 7060 Image Sensors & Processing (3 units) ELEC ENG 7068 Power Systems Monitoring & Protection^ (3 units) ELEC ENG 7055 Antennas & Propagation (3 units)
    ^ course not available in 2015
    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    Download a print copy of the study plan Master of Engineering (Signal and Information Processing) PDF


    Assessment includes course and project work. All students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of practical experience outside normal class time. Practical experience can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.

    Students who have already completed equivalent practical experience that is deemed acceptable by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences may be given a partial or total exemption from this requirement.
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Last updated: Thursday, 17 Sep 2015


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