What will I learn?

The Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering provides students with a foundation in electronics. It emphasises digital technology, gate array technologies and the application of microprocessor-controlled circuitry, communications and analogue electronics. Students learn how to provide technical leadership in the workplace and to design, commission, test, evaluate and diagnose faults in advanced electronic systems and associated apparatus.

Career opportunities

Students successfully completing the Advanced Diploma may gain employment in a technician position in procurement, data cabling, equipment installation and servicing, sales, manufacturing, quality control, system diagnostics, or prototype construction, in industries such as mining, telecommunications, transport, entertainment or medical electronics.

In addition, graduates of the Advanced Diploma program may work in a paraprofessional position in the debugging or design fields, as a servicing and maintenance engineer in electronic industries, as a technical officer/manager in public services and defence, as a technical consultant, or as a hardware and software field service engineer.

Aims and objectives

This course is suitable for people seeking to develop a career or undertake further studies in the computer and electronic industries. It focuses on creating a product and developing the skills of the students in the following areas:

Analysis, diagnosis, fault finding and repair of electronic equipment and systems

Primary planning, analysis and design, focused on complex electronic systems related to the hardware, control software and their inter-relationships

Identifying customer and client needs

Supervision and facilitation of the routine performance of these functions

Commissioning of advanced electronic systems and equipment

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$19,760.00 (US$ 13,498) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020


Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,



3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian year 12. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic Module) - Overall 6.0 No individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT - 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20); PTE Academic - 50 (no communicative skill less than 50).

For international students

Australian Year 12: Completion with a ‘satisfactory’ in English or English as an Additional Language (EAL).

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 60%

minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0

TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 65 with no band less than 15

Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36)

any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

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About this uni

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience