BH071 - Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)

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Plan: BH071P17 - Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(Telecom Eng)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time or 16 semesters part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 031399
CRICOS code: 093023A

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Purpose of the Program

Telecommunications Engineers design, build and manage systems that transfer, store and manage information via radio frequency transmission, optical fibres or some other form of wave transmission. Telecommunications systems can employ a wide range of technologies, including optical fibre communication systems, radio systems (such as mobile phones and WiFi), cable systems and satellite communications. These systems and technologies can also be applied to a range of civilian and defence applications such as radar, weather monitoring, radio frequency identification, provision of services such as voice, video and streaming services over the internet and sensor networks.

Within the Telecommunications Engineering field, there are Communication (or Radio Frequency) Engineers and Network Engineers. Communication Engineers focus on the specification, design and maintenance of the physical communication links and circuits and components such as antennas, transmitters and receivers, RF and microwave circuits, optical devices and optical fibres. Network Engineers concern themselves with how individual communication systems are combined together to create integrated networks, how to manage the flow of information through such networks and how to deliver internet and data services over these networks.

The purpose of this program is to:

  • provide you with the knowledge and skills essential for a professional career in telecommunications engineering, and give you the opportunity to take a minor in either Communication Engineering or Network Engineering,
  • prepare you for employment in telecommunications engineering and related industries, including aerospace, telecommunications (both carriers and equipment suppliers), semiconductors and nanotechnology, defence, broadcasting, and network engineering.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses EEET2267 Engineering Design 4A and EEET2268 Engineering Design 4B, in which you will conduct an independent research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination).

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the City Campus.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation

Articulation agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

The table below provides you with information about the articulation from the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics Major) to the Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours):

If you have completed the:
  • AD026, Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics Major), or the
  • AD005, Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical/Electronics)

You will be guaranteed entry into the:

BH071P17, Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)
Notes on GPA:You must gain a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 for guaranteed entry
You will get credit for:

15 Courses, 180 credit points

The Courses for which you will get credit are:

  1. Engineering Mathematics A (MATH2160)
  2. Electrical Engineering Practice (EEET2247)
  3. Electrical Engineering Analysis (EEET2248)
  4. Circuit Theory (EEET2249)
  5. Engineering Computing 1 (EEET2246)
  6. Digital Systems Design 1 (EEET2251)
  7. Physics 1 (PHYS2082)
  8. Communication Engineering 1 (EEET2254)
  9. Electronics (EEET2255)
  10. Introduction to Embedded Systems (EEET2256)
  11. Engineering Design 2 (EEET2257)
  12. Network Fundamentals and Applications (EEET2368)
  13. Mathematics for ECE (MATH2161)
  14. University Student Elective
  15. University Student Elective
As part of this articulation agreement this includes the need to enrol in the following courses from second year:
  • Signals and Systems 1 (EEET2369), a second year course

The table below provides you with information about the articulation from the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Computer and Network Major) and the Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours):

If you have completed the:
  • AD026, Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Computer and Network Major)

You will be guaranteed entry into the:

BH071P17, Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)
Notes on GPA:You must gain a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 for guaranteed entry
You will get credit for:

15 Courses, 180 credit points

The Courses for which you will get credit are:

  1. Engineering Mathematics A (MATH2160)
  2. Electrical Engineering Practice (EEET2247)
  3. Electrical Engineering Analysis (EEET2248)
  4. Circuit Theory (EEET2249)
  5. Engineering Computing 1 (EEET2246)
  6. Digital Systems Design 1 (EEET2251)
  7. Physics 1 (PHYS2082)
  8. Communication Engineering 1 (EEET2254)
  9. Electronics (EEET2255)
  10. Network Engineering (EEET2290) (a third year course)
  11. Engineering Design 2 (EEET2257)
  12. Network Fundamentals and Applications (EEET2368)
  13. Mathematics for ECE (MATH2161)
  14. University Student Elective
  15. University Student Elective
As part of this articulation agreement this includes the need to enrol in the following courses from second year:
  • Signals and Systems 1 (EEET2369), a second year course
  • Introduction to Embedded Systems (EEET2256), a second year course

The table below provides you with information about the articulation from the Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering to the Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)

If you have completed the:

C6122, Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering  
(UEE60207, UEE60210 or UEE60211)

You may gain entry into the:BH071P17, Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering) (Honours)
provided you have a GPA of:3.00 out of 4.00 or higher 
and if selected you will get credit for:

144 credits, 12 courses, equivalent to a year and a half.

Note that you will need to complete some courses which are only offered in first semester. Whilst the total number of credits in advanced standing equates to 144 credits points (equivalent to 1.5 years of study), the amount of time required to complete the remaining study may exceed 2.5 years.

The Courses for which you will get credit are:

  1. Electrical Engineering Analysis (EEET2248)
  2. Electrical Engineering Practice (EEET2247)
  3. Circuit Theory (EEET2249)
  4. Digital Systems Design 1 (EEET2251)
  5. Engineering Design 2 (EEET2257)
  6. Communication Engineering 1 (EEET2254)
  7. Electronics (EEET2255)
  8. Introduction to Embedded Systems (EEET2256)
  9. Engineering Mathematics A (MATH2160)
  10. Physics 1 (PHYS2082)
  11. University Student Elective
  12. University Student Elective 

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses and is explained at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/gradingbasis/gpa

Pathways

Graduates will able to proceed to a coursework Masters degree in Telecommunication and Network Engineering or related fields, subject to meeting the general admission criteria.

Outstanding graduates from this program may be able to proceed to a research degree including Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), subject to meeting the general admission criteria.

If you require further details on these programs refer to the Program’s information provided in  RMIT Handbook 

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of al least 20 in mathematical methods (CAS) or specialist mathematics, and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English; or equivalent studies and scores.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

This program will apply for full accreditation by Engineers Australia as soon as possible within the accreditation timelines set down by Engineers Australia. Upon accreditation being granted, graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a Professional Engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.  

Engineers Australia represents Australia as a signatory to the Washington Accord.  Many other countries are signatories to this international agreement for Professional Engineers.  Qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.  See http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm

The School of Engineering has a Program Advisory Committee for the Electrical, Electrical and Electronic, Computer and Network and Telecommunications Engineering programs, which is an important link to industry. Membership includes senior engineers from a number of major national companies and government and non-government organisations. The committee provides comments and advice on the contents of these programs. The school also has extensive links with industry, particularly through research projects, and consulting.  In a number of cases industry has provided direct support by donating laboratory equipment.

You may be able to undertake an industry sponsored capstone project in your final year (as part of Engineering Design 4A and 4B).

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

The School of Engineering has many laboratories, often with specialised equipment, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities, and most of these labs have been upgraded in recent years, to ensure that you have access to modern computers and equipment that you are likely to use in industry.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 
You can find more information at  http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/wellbeing

 

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