BP261 - Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

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Plan: BP261 - Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Objectives 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 (Electrical Engineering)
Award abbreviation: BEng(ElecEng)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time or 16 semesters
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Electrical & Computer Engineering (125H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/eleceng
ASCED code: 031301
CRICOS code: 068357J

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Objectives of the program

The purpose of this program is to:

  • provide learning experiences that provide you, as a graduate of this program, with the knowledge and skills essential for a professional career in electrical engineering.
  • prepare you, on graduation from this program, to be ready to take up employment in electrical engineering, power generation and distribution and related industries.  The related industries include the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, electronics, computing, resource, defence, and primary industries.
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Articulation and pathways

Articulation into BP261

If you have successfully completed an Australian nationally accredited Advanced Diploma you are eligible for entry to this program. All applications for Commonwealth Supported Places will be assessed on relative merit and offered subject to the citizenship/residency requirements.

If you have completed an RMIT Advanced Diploma in a relevant discipline and you are successful in gaining a place in BP261 you may be eligible for exemptions equivalent to between one-and-a-half and two years, leaving an additional two to two-and-a-half years to complete this degree. The relevant Advanced Diplomas and credit points granted are listed in the table below.

If you have completed the RMIT Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical/Electronics) you will be eligible for exemptions equivalent to two years, leaving an additional two years to complete the degree as given in the following table.

Program CodePlan CodePlan DescriptionOwning SchoolGrade Point AverageCredit Points GrantedAgreement Expires*
 C6085 C6085Adv Dip Electrical-TechnologyEngineering (TAFE)

2.9 or less

3.0 or greater



Dec 2011
 C6083 C6083Adv Dip Electronics & Comms EngEngineering (TAFE)  144Dec 2011
 C6084 C6084Adv Dip Computer Systems EngEngineering (TAFE)  144Dec 2011
 AD005 AD005AssDeg EngTech (Electrical/El)Engineering (TAFE)  192Dec 2011

*New agreements are being developed for 2012.

If you are successful in gaining a place in BP261 after completing another advanced diploma you may be eligible for exemptions equivalent to one-and-a-half years, leaving an additional two-and-a-half years to complete the degree.

If you have completed an approved overseas articulation program you will be granted advanced standing as defined in the articulation agreement.

If you have completed the first two years of the B Eng (Electrical and Electronic Eng), B Eng (Electronic and Communication Eng), or B Eng (Computer and Network Eng) at RMIT, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 you can apply to transfer into BP261 with advanced standing.

For articulation from other awards you will be individually assessed to determine what, if any, advanced standing is possible.


Graduates will able to proceed to a coursework Masters degree in Electrical 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.

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Entrance requirements

VCE Units 3 & 4 English (any) and mathematical methods (either). 
Studies in specialist mathematics and physics or chemistry will earn selection credit.

English Language Requirements:
One of the following:

  • IELTS – 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL – Paper based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL – Computer based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • REW – English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1&2

    Successful completion of Year 12/Foundation studies program or equivalent.
    Mathematics (equivalent to VCE mathematics).

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Corporate membership may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.

The Washington Accord is an agreement amongst engineering professional bodies of Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK and US. Based on the Accord, the qualifications of graduates of RMIT Engineering programs that are fully accredited by Engineers Australia are also recognised by the other countries as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.

The school 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 design 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 Electrical and Computer 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/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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