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What will I learn?

In this master degree, you will study advanced topics in wireless and mobile communication systems, information theory and coding, and telecommunication networks.

The degree is strongly supported by UniSA’s research environment, a dynamic teaching and research base for students. All have excellent facilities, with world renowned links and associations.

Graduate career-ready by completing the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program and gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through a range of engagement activities such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, networking and events.

If, for any reason you cannot continue your study and you decide to exit this degree having successfully completed the first semester, you may be eligible to receive a graduate certificate qualification. If you have successfully completed the first year, you may be eligible to receive a graduate diploma qualification.

What you'll learn

In your first year of study you’ll study specialist telecommunications areas such as communication systems, network infrastructure and optical communications. You'll also have the option to get industry experience through a work-based project.

In second year you’ll take further specialist telecommunications courses in areas such as telecommunications networks, wireless and mobile communications; and information theory and coding.

Key to this degree is the development and application of research methods and skills. These will be invaluable when you begin work on your minor thesis.

Our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout your degree in real-world settings.

Your career

There are a wide range of career options for highly qualified engineers, with employment opportunities in engineering consulting firms, construction companies, and local, state and federal government.

Careers to consider:

network planning manager: developing and implementing network plans and strategic goals; analysing existing network performance and identifying growth opportunities; leading teams of network engineers
operations management and maintenance: supervising and leading teams of engineers, scientists and technicians who work on projects; overseeing production and quality control; directing operations, testing and maintenance; planning and scheduling, client consulting, budgetary responsibilities
telecommunications research and development: improving the capabilities of current technologies or developing new technological innovations; analysing problems, identifying solutions, using research methods to apply and test solutions, documenting and presenting solutions

Which department am I in?

UniSA STEM

CRICOS

106972M

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,800.00 (21,10,990) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

Mawson Lakes Campus

Mawson Lakes Blvd,

MAWSON LAKES,

South Australia,

5095, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

At a minimum you must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, to the required standard, from a recognized higher institution in Australian or the international equivalent and/or the equivalent professional work experience. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.

For international students

Applicants would normally have completed a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering or other relevant discipline.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.

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

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