Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic) New

Degree Type Honours Bachelor
Duration 4 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334811
CRICOS 082096G

Power our future

Electrical and electronic engineers do so much more than keep the lights on! From smart devices to medical imagery and defence technologies, electrical and electronic engineering contributes to every aspect of modern life.

The University of Adelaide is ranked 36 in the world for electrical and electronic engineering*. We set you up for a range of global career options in a field that’s leading technological change.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) is practical right from the first year. Working with our internationally renowned staff who are active in cutting-edge discoveries, you will:

  • study in state-of-the-art facilities, including a 3D prototyping lab, autonomous vehicles lab, and electric machines lab
  • work on practical and relevant projects with industry partners
  • take core subjects in maths, physics, computing and systems engineering
  • complete an eight-week practical experience.

Majors are available in:

Minors are available in:

Where could it take you?

As an accredited engineer, you could work in artificial intelligence, industrial automation, e-commerce or cybersecurity. You might manage multimillion-dollar energy projects. Perhaps you’ll help design the first purely electric aircrafts.

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334811
    2018 CSP ATAR 83.75
    2018 Guaranteed Entry Score 80
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors (such as bonus points)).
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics, Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3). For students who do not have the prerequisites please see: http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/future-students/alternative-pathways/

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2017). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 334811

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS 082096G
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 80
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 28
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 19
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 5.2
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 82
    ISC & CBSE [India] 75%
    ISBE [India] 85%
    SAT [US] 1270
    Abitur 3.1
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0
    STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 77
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 380
    ANU Foundation Studies 69
    Monash Foundation Year 72.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 75
    UNSW Foundation Year 7.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.9
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 62
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.6
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 77
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics, Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3). For students who do not have the prerequisites please see: http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/future-students/alternative-pathways/
    International Qualifications Mathematics and Physics
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,325

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000

    Scholarships

    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

    Now and into the future, Australia and the world will need electrical and electronic engineers to work in mining and power distribution, infrastructure, e-commerce, and to develop technologies for advanced manufacturing.

    The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for careers across a range of specialist areas including power distribution, computing, medical technology, defence, and communications systems.

    The program is highly regarded by employers. Our graduates have secured roles with leading technology companies worldwide—including Google—and with companies across the defence, energy and electronics sectors.

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

    Industry Placement

    Students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
  • Study Overseas

    A Study Overseas 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 Study Overseas, 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 Study Overseas opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

    Study Overseas Experience

    It is recommended that students in this program study overseas during levels 2 and 3. Both semester and year-long exchange is possible.

    To discuss your options further, please contact the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

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

    The first two years of this program are common across the majors and establish a deeper understanding of mathematics, physics and computer programming. They also cover the basic principles of themes that will be developed throughout the program; digital and embedded systems, electronic circuits and signals, electrical systems, and professional practice and systems engineering. This common foundation means that all graduates have the opportunity to work in many specialist areas, and are prepared with lifelong learning skills so that they are able to change specialisations over the course of their careers.

    At the end of the second year, students have the opportunity to select a major from a wide range of topics. Each major has specified core courses and a pool of relevant elective courses. All students undertake advanced professional practice and systems engineering subjects. The final year includes a capstone research project, relevant to the student’s major, which further develops research, technical and professional skills.

    As being a professional engineer is about more than just technical specialisation, students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) undertake three broadening electives as part of their degree. These can be used to study a language, to learn more about business and economics, to gain a greater understanding of general science or even to develop communication and interpersonal skills, which can strengthen a graduate’s employability

    Students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Majors

    A major is a great way to specialise and pursue topics of interest without narrowing future career options. All graduates of this degree—irrespective of their major—qualify as electrical and electronic engineers, and can pursue careers across computer architecture, computer networks and digital microelectronics.

    Majors are available across the following areas:

    Communication Systems

    Communication systems engineers design and manage complex hardware and software, such as mobile, Internet and broadcast networks. In this major, students develop skills to work in industries including defence, mobile phone networks, satellite communications, and infrastructure systems.

    Computer Engineering

    The Computer Engineering major focuses on the design, development and use of computers to control devices, equipment and processes, including robots, automated infrastructure, and autonomous devices. Graduates can secure jobs in fields such as industrial automation, logistics, and e-commerce.

    Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is a high-growth industry. As more devices and systems are connecting to the Internet—creating the Internet of Things —employers are increasingly seeking graduates who can develop secure and robust systems. In this major, students learn from industry experts and can undertake international study opportunities, such as a cybersecurity tour of Estonia.

    Defence Systems

    South Australia is Australia’s defence state and home to many important defence investments and industries, including shipbuilding and the over-the-horizon radar project. Electrical and electronic engineers are critical to the future of Australia’s defence capabilities, and this major is ideal for launching a career in the field.

    Medical Technologies

    The Medical Technologies major offers a broad choice of study across physiology and the health sciences. It covers the use of electronic sensors and information processing in medical research, diagnosis and treatment. Students learn from experts in the field, work on practical projects, and use technologies such as implantable devices, medical instrumentation, and medical imaging.

    Renewable Energy

    The Renewable Energy major exposes students to a broad range of engineering and regulatory topics, and prepares them for careers in a rapidly changing industry. Students develop the skills and knowledge required to work with current and future energy infrastructure. Courses cover electric power systems and renewable energy technologies.

    Smart Technologies

    The cross-disciplinary Smart Technologies major prepares students for careers in the fascinating field of artificial intelligence, and provides a broader perspective than direct artificial intelligence or electronics majors. Courses cover physical electronic devices and virtual sensor signal analysis, algorithms, and artificial intelligence systems.

    Minors

    Completion of a minor introduces students to an aligned field in which their technical knowledge can be applied, and enables them to explore career opportunities in the area.

    Minors are available in the following:

    Entrepreneurship

    Take the technical knowledge from the degree and create ventures in areas from large corporations, to small businesses, the not-for-profit sector, and community organisations through an Entrepreneurship minor. All technology advances in the past decade were once an idea that is now a reality through entrepreneurs. Students learn the processes, risks, rewards, motivations and societal impacts of innovation and entrepreneurship within regional, national and global perspectives.

    Humanitarian

    Learn how to work in emergency and humanitarian fields while having a positive global impact on developing populations through the Humanitarian Engineering minor. Students conduct design work with a focus on culture, economic background, and political climate, while developing a strong awareness of communities and the people who reside in them. Graduates are equipped to solve problems in complex environments, allowing them to make real-world change.

    Example Study Plan

    Assessment

    Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Dec 2018