Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries)
Translate defence tech to the world
South Australia’s defence industry is growing—and so is its demand for unique expertise. With many big projects in the pipeline, defence-related organisations are calling for specialists who can communicate defence-tech engineering ideas to everyone from on-the-ground operational personnel to potential commercial partners.
With our new Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries) you’ll be ready to step up.
What will you do?
Taught over three years full-time within a faculty ranked 40 in the world for computer science and engineering*, the degree leverages the University’s strong industry links and world-class research. It features an emphasis on real-world experience, with two internships providing up to 760 hours of work-based training.
In addition to gaining a broad understanding of the foundations of technology, including computing, information, mathematics, and the natural and physical—you’ll develop skills in evaluating and using:
- engineering methods, tools and processes in real-world defence-related contexts
- systems-thinking principles to manage and develop well-structured, maintainable and safe defence technology solutions
- AI and automation technologies (Industry 4.0)
- data analytics and cyber security applications
- mechatronics and electrical principles
- advanced critical thinking and interpersonal communication.
In third-year, you’ll also have the opportunity to build deep knowledge in:
- defence procurement and logistics
- systems engineering, including maritime engineering
- human factors and societal studies.
Where could it take you?
You could support defence-related technology development and management anywhere in the world. From advanced radar equipment R&D to submarine fit-outs; from Landing Helicopter Dock ship upgrades to Joint Strike Fighter through-life support.
For more information about our Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries), please visit the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 354131 2020 CSP ATAR 72.15 2020 CSP IB 26 Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70 Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 25 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students team
2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 63.85 Median ATAR to receive an offer 72.65 Highest ATAR to receive an offer 78.4 Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 72.15 Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 79.35 Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 84.05 Minimum eligibility score 65 Additional criteria considered Selection rank only Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. 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). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. 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). IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods. Higher Education Study 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Vocational Education and Training (VET) study 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), 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 2019). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 354131
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2020 Number of students Percentage of all students (A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/A (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A (C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
N/A N/A (D) Recent secondary education:
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A N/A International students N/A N/A All students 7 100.0%
CRICOS 0100944 Intake February and July
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 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 65 International Baccalaureate (IB) 24 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 16 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 30 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 5 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 60% British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.4 Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 70 ISC & CBSE [India] 60% ISBE [India] 70% SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1040 AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 6 Abitur 4 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.0 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5 STPM or Matrikulasi 2.56 Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 65 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 65 Eynesbury Foundation Program 319 ANU Foundation Studies 55% Monash Foundation Year 60% Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 67 UNSW Foundation Year 6 University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.2 Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) 51 University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0 Non-Go8 Foundation Score 65 SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 80 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
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). IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods. International Qualifications SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent.
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $8,260
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $41,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Bioinformatics, Biostatistician, Communications Technologist, Cyber Intelligence Expert, Data Analyst, Data scientist , Database Coordinator, Defense Industry Scientist, Encryption Specialist, Systems Analyst, Systems Support, Information Analyst, Information Officer, Information Technologist
Degree StructureTo qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries), students must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:
- Level I courses to a maximum of 24 units
- Level Il courses to a maximum of 21 units
- Level III courses to the value of at least 27 units
- Core courses to the value of 57 units
- Elective courses to a maximum of 9 units, including Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units
- Internships comprising 3 units at Level 2 and 12 or 6 units at Level 3
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Nov 2020