What will I learn?

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 43 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.

Potential careers

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

CRICOS

100944

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,500.00 (US$ 26,299) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Students are required to complete Secondary School Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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Pathways options

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About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities