Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering)
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|Duration||5 Year/s (Term 4 intake is only available to students progressing from Unilink Engineering.)|
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|Fees*||A$25,750 (annual for 2013)*|
Course in detail
14 x Software Engineering Studies units (175 credit points)
2 x Management and Business Studies units (25 credit points):
- HES3380, and
3 x Compulsory, non-credit point units (0 credit points):
- HED400 (or IBL), and
- HES0000, and
In addition to the above, all Engineering students must complete a minimum of 12 weeks of relevant industry experience. Where students complete Industry-Based Learning, an exemption will be granted for HED400. Please note that due to government regulation international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake IBL.
Engineering students have the option of undertaking a six or 12 month, full-time, paid professional placement to link theory to practice, develop leadership potential and enhance graduate employability. Placements are subject to availability and student eligibility, and unit fees apply. Please note that due to government regulation international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake IBL.
Please refer to the Course Experience tab for more information.
Careers in the Curriculum (HES0000) (0 credit points)
In addition to the above, all Swinburne undergraduate students must complete a compulsory unit of study, Careers in the Curriculum. Careers in the Curriculum is an innovative unit designed to assist Swinburne students to enhance their employability and career prospects.
Units of study
Aims and objectives
The following seven objectives are the typical skills and abilities that Swinburne graduates will have a few years after graduation, as they develop their professional engineer careers.
- Manage complex Electronics and Computer Systems engineering projects that are motivational, entrepreneurial, research and/or industry linked
- Take leadership and mentoring roles during the design and implementation phases of Electronics and Computer Systems engineering projects
- Work in local and/or international organisations demonstrating an understanding of global engineering issues
- Apply Electronics and Computer Systems engineering technical expertise to industry-related fields
- Work autonomously and in teams within organisations or as a consultant
- Apply ethical standards, principles of design for sustainable development, and environmental consideration to conceptualising and implementing industry-related projects
- Develop software engineering skills to manage medium- and large- scale projects, using object-oriented approach
At the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems)/Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering) course, graduates should be able to demonstrate the attainment of the following Electronic and Computer Systems Swinburne Engineering Competencies, required for external professional recognition:
- K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences
- K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools
- K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of of Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering within that context
- K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside of Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering
- K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice
- K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context
- S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications
- S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems
- S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design
- S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects
- A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability
- A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences
- A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice
- A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information
- A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism
- A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self management processes
- A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership
- Power Industry
- Electronic Appliances
- Manufacturing and Chip Design
- Industrial Research
H2: Greater than or equal to 75% and less than 80%
H2B: Greater than or equal to 70% and less than 75%
H3: Greater than or equal to 65% and less than 70%
Swinburne AbroadSwinburne offers International Exchange Programs as well as other Education Abroad Programs to help internationalise your degree. International Exchange is an academic program allowing you to study at a Swinburne Partner Institution for one or two semesters during your degree. Swinburne's Partner Institutions offer many relevant subjects as well as a secure base to explore a different culture. Your studies while on exchange can be credited towards your Swinburne degree, provided they are relevant and approved by Swinburne. For further information visit the Swinburne Abroad website.
English language requirements
Swinburne College English for Academic Purposes Certificate: EAP 5 Advanced: 70%; OR, obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18.
Refer to the English Language Requirements website for further information.
How to apply
Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process on our How to Apply page.