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BE(Hons) Electrical Engineering-Extended Major (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
8 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
38432 AUD
National
9050 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

Electrical engineering is concerned with electrical and electronic devices and systems. Electrical engineers work with equipment ranging from heavy power generators to tiny computer chips. Their work contributes to almost every sector of society: for example, home theatre entertainment systems, mobile phones, digital cameras and television to enhance our lifestyle, medical imaging systems for improved health care, electrical appliances for homes, scientific instruments for laboratories, lasers for reliable high speed communication, handheld multimedia devices to provide information on the move, and satellite systems for remote sensing of the environment and reliable mobile and fixed energy systems to power all of these. 

Electrical engineers usually work in one of six speciality areas:

  • power generation and transmission
  • electronics
  • computers
  • communication systems
  • instrumentation and measurement
  • automatic controls.

Career opportunities are found in the telecommunications industry, mining and transport sector, computer industry, or in power generation and transmission industries. They are also employed by electronics companies, both large and small. Many of the graduates are forming their own companies quite early in their careers.This major prepares students to design cutting-edge products for the information and communication industries. Strong emphasis is given to practical hands-on experience with high technology equipment.

Employment opportunities:

Electrical engineers usually work in one or more of the following areas: -

  • communication systems
  • electronics
  • computer and digital hardware
  • automatic control systems
  • power and heavy current applications

Electrical engineers are employed in a wide range of organisations. They can work in the telecommunications industry, computer industry, the mining and transport sector, or in power generation and transmission industries. 

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • OP/Entry rank:6/89
  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.

 For International students:

  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, equivalent qualifications of Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

      Course Code  Course Title 

      Part A - Compulsory:

      Year 1:

  • ENGG1100 Engineering Design
  • ENGG1200 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
  • ENGG1211 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving [1]
  • CSSE1001 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • ENGG1300 Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • [MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]     (or)
  • [MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
  • [MATH1052 Calculus and Differential Equations    (or)
  • [MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

      Year 1 or Year 2, Semester 1:

  • PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics

      Year 2, Semester 1:

  • CSSE2010 Introduction to Computer Systems
  • ELEC2003 Electromechanics & Electronics
  • MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II

      Year 2, Semester 2:

  • CSSE2310 Computer Systems Principles and Programming
  • ELEC2004 Circuits, Signals & Systems
  • ENGG2800 Team Project I
  • MATH2010 Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • STAT2202 Probability Models for Engineering & Science

      Year 3, Semester 1:

  • CSSE3010 Embedded Systems Design & Interfacing
  • ELEC3004 Signals, Systems & Control
  • ELEC3400 Electronic Circuits

      Year 3, Semester 2:

  • ENGG3800 Team Project II
  • ELEC3100 Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
  • ELEC3300 Electrical Energy Conversion & Utilisation

      Year 4:

  • [ENGG4801 Thesis Project [1]    (or)
  • [ENGG4802 Thesis Project [1]     (or)
  • [ENGG4805 Thesis Project [3]

      Year 4, Semester 2:

  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment

      Part B Advanced Electives:

  • COMS4103 Photonics
  • COMS4104 Microwave Engineering
  • COMS4105 Communication Systems
  • CSSE4010 Digital System Design
  • ELEC4300 Power Systems Analysis
  • ELEC4400 Advanced Electronic & Power Electronics Design
  • ELEC4620 Digital Signal Processing
  • ELEC4630 Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • METR4201 Control Engineering 1
  • METR4202 Robotics & Automation

       Part C Coverage Electives:

  • COMP4702 Machine Learning
  • COMS3200 Computer Networks I
  • COMS4200 Computer Networks II
  • CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
  • CSSE4011 Advanced Embedded Systems
  • ELEC4000 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering 4A [4]
  • ELEC4001 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering 4B [4]
  • ELEC4302 Power System Protection
  • ELEC4320 Modern Asset Management and Condition Monitoring in Power System
  • ELEC4403 Medical & Industrial Instrumentation
  • ELEC4601 Medical Imaging
  • ENGG1400 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
  • ENGG4000 Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • ENGG4800 Project Management

      End notes:

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.
  • [2] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [3] Code for students completing the course in one semester.
  • [4] Course offered on an occasional basis.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

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