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Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering)

This course has been discontinued - this course is closed for new enrolments, the information on this page is provided for continuing students.

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This course will provide you with a professional understanding of the science and engineering principles underlying telecommunication and network engineering. You will develop skills in radio frequency telecommunications specialising in wireless secure communications, advanced-level networking with a strong emphasis on security, digital and analogue electronics, software programming and mathematics. The course also offers electives that prepare you for both Cisco Certified Network Professional and MCITP:SA (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Server Administrator) certification.
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Duration4 Year/s (Term 4 intake is only available to students progressing from Unilink Engineering.)
Campus and intakes  Calendar
Hawthorn - Semester 1, Semester 2, Term 4
Course codeI059
CRICOS code043848G
Fees*A$25,750 (annual for 2013)*
*The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students studying on-campus in Australia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and on campus. Due to government regulations, industry-based learning (IBL) and work placement are not available to onshore international students unless it is a compulsory component of the program. Programs that are taught solely online are not available to onshore international students who hold an international student visa.

On this page: course description, course structure and units of study.

Course description

The Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication and Network Engineering is a broad-based course. It develops in students a mastery of the basic engineering principles underlying electronic and telecommunications engineering. This course emphasises an in-depth understanding of the technology of the internet and the international telecommunications industry. It covers the internet, local and global digital networking, and mobile communication systems for tomorrow's broadband-interactive information highways. The course also offers electives that prepare the student to obtain both Cisco Systems and Microsoft Industry certifications.
 
The degree provides graduates with skills in RF telecommunications, with specialisation in wireless secure communications; advanced level networking, with a strong emphasis in security; digital and analogue electronics; software programming; and mathematics. Detailed theoretical learning is coupled with extensive practical experience in various aspects of networking and signal analysis used in the telecommunications/networking field. A large range of electives is also available to suit individual interests.
(Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and on campus.)
Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and on campus. Due to government regulations, industry-based learning (IBL) and work placement are not available to onshore international students unless it is a compulsory component of the program. Programs that are taught solely online are not available to onshore international students who hold an international student visa.

Course structure

Students complete a total of 32 units (400 credit points) as follows:
24 Engineering Core Studies units (300 credit points)
2 Software Engineering Studies units (25 credit points)
2 Management and Business Studies units (25 credit points):
4 elective units (50 credit points) from either:
  • Technical Studies Group, or
  • Approved minor, or
  • Approved electives
In addition, students must complete three compulsory, non-credit point units (0 credit points)
Note: this program contains two Capstone experiences.
International student visa holders are required to study full-time.
 
Careers in the Curriculum (CIC)
Swinburne undergraduate students complete a compulsory unit of study HIT0004 Careers in the Curriculum. Careers in the Curriculum is an innovative unit designed to assist Swinburne students to enhance their employability and career prospects.
Careers in the Curriculum has been developed by Swinburne Careers and Employment who provide advice and feedback on completing job applications and undergoing interviews, directed at obtaining graduate employment. Careers in the Curriculum is a one semester compulsory unit usually undertaken in second year.
Students will not incur a HECS-HELP or fee debt as the cost will be met by the university as part of an initiative to enhance students' employability skills.

Final Year Experience - Major Projects

As part of the Swinburne Model for Professional Learning, all students will undertake a professionally-focused final-year project as part of their degree. Entry with advanced standing may require alternate study sequences to be undertaken.
Part-time students (domestic students only)
Students studying part-time should refer to the general timetable for unit availability. Please note, not all units will be available in the evening or in every semester.

Units of study

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.
Software Engineering studies (all 12.5 credit points)
HIT2080 Introduction to Programming
HIT3181 Technical Software Development
Elective units (all 12.5 credit points)
4 elective units (50 credit points) to be taken from either:
  • Technical studies group units (may comprise one of the specialisations below)
  • Approved minor, or
  • Approved electives
Telecommunications Electronics specialisation
Students may choose to undertake an optional year of Industry-Based Learning (IBL). Note that this optional Industry-Based Learning program is not available to international students.
* Students who have not completed an approved Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP) must do HET104 and HET424 as prerequisites for HET317.
Recommended study sequence
Note: in addition to the above sequence, the successful completion of Professional Experience in Engineering (HED400)  is required for the award of the degree. HED400 Professional Experience in Engineering is a 0 credit point unit where students undertake 12 weeks of approved work experience. Students who choose to enrol in the IBL program will be exempt from this unit (IBL not available to international students).
(CE) Capstone Project. This program contains two capstone experiences

On this page: aims and objectives, career opportunities and professional recognition.

Aims and objectives

At the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications and Network Engineering) course, graduates will be able to demonstrate the attainment of the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies, required for external professional recognition:
  • Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences
  • Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools
  • Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of Telecommunications and Network Engineering
    within that context
  • Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside Telecommunications and Network Engineering
  • Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice
  • Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context
  • Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications
  • Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems
  • Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design
  • Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects
  • Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences
  • Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice
  • Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information
  • Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism
  • Management of Self: Demonstrates self management processes
  • Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership

Career opportunities

Graduates will find rewarding high-tech careers in the converging telecommunications, multimedia, computing, and internet 'information technology' industries. They may become an internet applications engineer, a telecommunications link designer, an embedded computing systems designer, an embedded software systems designer, a network switching and protocol designer, an analyst/designer/manager of internal corporate multimedia networks, or a network administrator/webmaster.

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. On completion of the degree, students are eligible to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia.
Due to government regulations, industry-based learning (IBL) and work placement are not available to onshore international students unless it is a compulsory component of the program.

On this page: Swinburne Abroad.

Swinburne Abroad

Swinburne 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.

This course has academic and English language requirements, and prerequisites.

Academic requirements

To assess eligibility for entry to Swinburne, visit the Academic Entry Requirements page.

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.

Prerequisites

Advanced Maths plus one of either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Information Technology/Information Systems, or Specialist Maths.  

Note: Advanced Mathematics studies must be equivalent to the Year 12 VCE Advanced Maths subject that includes topics in coordinate geometry, circular (trigonometric) functions, calculus, algebra, statistics and probability; and Specialist Maths studies must be equivalent to the Year 12 VCE Specialist Maths subject that includes topics in coordinate geometry, circular (trigonometric) functions, calculus, algebra, vectors, complex numbers and mechanics.

On this page: how to apply, course fees, scholarships and find out more.

Please note that this course is closed for new enrolments.

Course fees*

A$25,750 (annual for 2013)

*The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students studying on-campus in Australia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Scholarships

A range of scholarships is available to international students, visit our Scholarship Page for details.

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