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

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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This program embraces both electrical and electronic engineering and provides graduates with a wide range of fundamental scientific knowledge relevant to electrical and electronic engineering. An emphasis is placed on underlying principles and techniques so that graduates will be able to learn and apply new technologies as they emerge in the future. The first two years of this degree provide a solid foundation in electronics, physics, mathematics and computer programming. This background means that graduates have the opportunity to work in many specialist areas and are prepared with lifelong learning skills so that they are able to change specialisations over the course of their careers.  Students can choose a major in Biomedical  Engineering, Communication Systems, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Mechatronics and Robotics, or Renewable Energy. Students can also choose a minor in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Defence Systems, Entrepreneurship or Humanitarian Engineering. Beginning in the third year of the degree, the focus shifts towards learning more advanced electrical and electronics technologies. In the final year of the program, students can further specialise by studying advanced elective courses and complete a capstone project that further develops research, technical and professional skills.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Contribute to the design of creative, sustainable, economic and safe solutions, which satisfy the objectives of clients and stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrate a broad, theory-based understanding of the mathematical, natural and physical sciences underpinning engineering practice, and evaluate the differences between theoretical and applied system behaviour.
  3. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the computer and information sciences that underpin engineering practice.
  4. Demonstrate a substantial and contemporary body-of-knowledge of engineering methods, tools and processes for a specific discipline, complemented by relevant knowledge from related disciplines.
  5. Professionally and ethically conduct themselves and their work, respecting the communities and cultural norms within which that work is carried out.
  6. Communicate objectively and effectively, in written and oral forms, to lay and expert audiences.
  7. Apply critical and independent thinking to make sound judgements, based on evidence, theory and logical reasoning.
  8. Maintain and develop knowledge of advancements in engineering practice and research in the specific discipline, and apply this knowledge innovatively when devising solutions.
  9. Be an effective, emotionally and culturally intelligent team member, with leadership potential.
  10. Apply a systems approach to managing and developing solutions to complex problems.


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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

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

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

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses with a minimum value of 81 units and Elective courses, with the option of a major in one of the following:
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Communication Systems
    • Computer Engineering
    • Cybersecurity
    • Renewable Energy
    • Mechatronics and Robotics
  2. A minor can be presented in lieu of available electives within the program from the following options:
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Defence Systems
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Humanitarian Engineering
  1. 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.
  2. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering as advised by the Faculty.

Core Courses