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What will I learn?

This course combines the fundamental engineering disciplines of electronic and communication systems.

It provides graduates with skills in all aspects of analog and digital circuit design, as well as communication systems and communications networks development. The course concentrates on the engineering principles required to analyse and solve problems related to the design and implementation of electronic and communication systems. Graduates will be conversant in the fundamental engineering sciences, electronic circuits and systems, digital signal processing, radio communications, fibre optic and microwave communications, computer networking, and cellular and wireless networks.

The program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, team work and project development. As a result, as well as having multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, graduates will gain strong analytical skills, and have the ability to lead complex projects.

The course provides a sound basis in mathematics, and in the fundamentals of electronics and engineering design principles in the first two years of study, along with relevant computer technology and programming principles. In the final two years of study, advanced topics from the electronics and communication systems engineering fields are covered to prepare students to enter their chosen profession with relevant knowledge and skills.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 30 Core units, 2 Elective units and a Practicum unit.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes to conduct and manage electronics and communications engineering projects, with some intellectual independence.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook and knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline, including respect for cultural diversity and indigenous cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and in depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the electronics and communications engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrate clear and coherent oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the electronics and communications engineering discipline and fluently apply engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership to implement engineering projects according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for own learning, professional judgement and an understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice.
  • Think critically, and apply established engineering methods and research skills to complex electronics and communications engineering problem solving.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in most sectors of industry, including communication and telecommunication, product development, fabrication, public utilities, mining and resource, defense, aerospace, and consulting.

Possible future job titles

Electronics Engineer, Communications Engineer.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

CRICOS

083185K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,900.00 (18,98,803) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,900; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022, 1 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma plus SAT Standard Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1500 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1090 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math; Higher Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1875 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1330 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math. Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]: Pre-2015: A score between 52 - 57 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169; or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 including TWE of 5.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

AQF Diploma or equivalent;
Successfully completed 0.5 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
University Preparation Course;
Indigenous University Orientation Course; or
Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5 percent of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE 2021)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
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