Master of Sciences (Defence Signal Information Processing) Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.

This program is not currently offered to commencing students.

The Master of Sciences (Defence Signal Information Processing) is designed to serve the needs of professional engineers or scientists working in the defence industry who wish to upgrade their qualifications by undertaking advanced studies in signal and information processing technologies related to the defence industry. The master's degree includes a substantial research project.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry Completed Honours degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Physics or Electrical & Electronic Engineering; or, a completed Bachelors degree or equivalent majoring in Mathematics or Physics, plus 18 months employment experience in the Defence industry.
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    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $36,000

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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

    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

    Defence Engineer, Information Processing Engineer, Signal Processing Engineer, Communications Engineer, Systems Engineer, Telecommunications Analyst, Telecommunications Engineer, Network Engineer, Remote Sensing and GIS, Satellite Engineer, Satellite Project Scientist, Science Communicators, Diplomatic corps

  • Degree Structure

    The Master of Sciences (Defence Signal Information Processing) is a 36-unit program comprising 6 units of prescribed core courses, 18 units of elective courses and a 12 unit research project, normally completed in the last semester of study.

    Students who have been enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Sciences (Defence Signal Information Processing) or Graduate Diploma in Sciences (Defence Signal Information Processing), but have not been awarded those qualifications, may transfer the courses completed into the Master of Sciences (Defence Signal Information Processing).

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Master of Sciences (Defence Signal Information Processing)
    Year 1  EEET 5004 Engineering Research Practice (3 units) - UniSA Course

    EEET 5107 Systems Engineering for Complex Problem Solving (3 units)^ - UniSA Course

    Group B Elective Course (12 units)

    Group B or C Elective Course (6 units)
    Year 2 DEFSCI 7016A Master of Sciences (Defence) Research Project Part A (6 units)

    DEFSCI 7016B Master of Sciences (Defence) Research Project Part B (6 units)
    Group B
    ELEC ENG 7015 Adaptive Signal Processing (3 units)

    ELEC ENG 7085 Multisensor Data Fusion (3 units)

    ELEC ENG 7002 Kalman Filtering & Tracking (3 units)

    ELEC ENG 7070 Electromagnetic Simulations: Practical Aspects (3 units)^

    ELEC ENG 7071 Detection, Estimation & Classification (3 units)

    ELEC ENG 7060 Image Sensors & Processing (3 units)

    ELEC ENG 7059 Radar Principles & Systems - An Introduction (3 units)^

    ELEC ENG 7055 Antennas & Propagation (3 units)
    Group C
    ELEC ENG 7086 Mobile Communications (3 units)^

    COMP SCI 7022 Computer Vision (3 units)
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.


    Assessment includes coursework and a research project.

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Friday, 5 Apr 2019