Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts (BE(Hons)(Elec&Elec) BA)

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Special Notes

This program will no longer be open for enrolments to commencing students from Semester 2, 2022.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


Through this combined degree program students can combine the concepts of electrical and electronic engineering with arts. The electrical and electronic program embraces both electrical and electronic engineering and provides graduates with a wide range of fundamental scientific knowledge relevant to electrical and electronic engineering. In the Arts program, students are able to specialise in areas of their choice by taking a ‘major’ (from one of 25 areas) and potentially a ‘minor’ (from a range of areas).
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)/ Bachelor of Arts is an AQF Level 08 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 5 years. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the combined degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)/ Bachelor of Arts, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 120 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 90 units from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic), Core courses to the value of at least 81 units and Elective courses with the option of a major in one of the following:
    • Communication Systems
    • Computer Engineering
    • Cybersecurity
    • Defence Systems
    • Medical Technologies
    • Renewable Energy
    • Smart Technologies
  2. Bachelor of Arts courses to the value of 30 units, including Core courses to the value of 3 units, Elective courses to the value of 27 units and a major from the Bachelor of Arts
  3. A total of 8 weeks of approved engineering work placement is required. Students will need to enrol into the ENG 3100 Engineering Internship UG (0 units) course to complete this requirement.
  4. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering.
  5. Students who have not undertaken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in Mathematics IM, followed by Mathematics IA with Mathematics IB taken in Summer Semester to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level I. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the normal requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts students must complete courses to the value of 120 units.

Electrical and Electronic Core Courses

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming 3
ELEC ENG 1100 Analog Electronics 3
ELEC ENG 1102 Digital Electronics 3
ELEC ENG 2100 Digital Systems 3
ELEC ENG 2101 Electronic Circuits 3
ELEC ENG 2102 Electric Energy Conversion 3
ELEC ENG 2103 Design & Innovation 3
ELEC ENG 2104 Digital Signal Processing 3
ELEC ENG 2106 Vector Calculus & Electromagnetics 3
ELEC ENG 3101 Control 3
ELEC ENG 3103 Engineering Electromagnetics 3
ELEC ENG 4100 Business Management Systems 3
ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENG 1002 Programming (Matlab and C) 3
ENG 3004 Systems Engineering and Industry Practice 3
ENG 3005 Research Methods and Project Management 3
ENG 4001A Research Project Part A 3
ENG 4001B Research Project Part B 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2106 Differential Equations for Engineers II 3
MATHS 2107 Statistics & Numerical Methods II 3
PHYSICS 1510 Physics IE: Mechanics and Thermodynamics 3

Electrical and Electronic Courses - No Major

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ELEC ENG 3104 Electric Drive Systems 3
ELEC ENG 3110 Electric Power Systems 3
ELEC ENG 4105 Real-Time and Embedded Systems 3
ELEC ENG 4106 Radio Frequency Systems 3


Courses to the value of up to 9 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 2103 Algorithm Design & Data Structures 3
COMP SCI 3001 Computer Networks & Applications 3
COMP SCI 3006 Software Engineering & Project 3
ELEC ENG 3088 Computer Architecture 3
ELEC ENG 3108 Telecommunications Principles 3
ELEC ENG 3113 Principles of Medical Imaging 3
ELEC ENG 4058 Power Quality & Condition Monitoring 3
ELEC ENG 4061 Image Processing 3
ELEC ENG 4063 Communications 3
ELEC ENG 4067 Antennas & Propagation 3
ELEC ENG 4069 Radar Principles & Systems UG 3
ELEC ENG 4087 Electricity Market and Power System Operation 3
ELEC ENG 4107 Autonomous Systems 3
ELEC ENG 4109 Digital Microelectronics 3
ELEC ENG 4111 Distributed Generation Technologies 3
ELEC ENG 4112 Signal Processing Applications 3
ELEC ENG 4115 Biomedical Instrumentation 3

Arts Courses

All of the following courses must be completed:

Arts Core Competency (3 units)
Level II Arts Elective (3 units)
A Major from the degree of Bachelor of Arts (24 units)

Arts Core Competency and Electives courses may be chosen from the listed courses in the Program Rules for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Students must complete a major in accordance with the Program Rules for the Bachelor of Arts.