MC234 - Master of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering)

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Plan: MC234 - Master of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering)
Campus: City Campus


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: Master of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering)
Award abbreviation: MEng(Telecom&NetEng)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 4 semesters full time, 8 semesters part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 031307
CRICOS code: 079936K

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Purpose of the Program

The program objectives are:

  • To develop your knowledge and skills in telecommunication and network engineering that will enhance your career prospects in the relevant industries including the aerospace, electronics, networks, communications, telecommunications, and defence industries.
  • To facilitate learning of telecommunication and network engineering concepts and applications that are directly linked to industry needs.
  • To provide a pathway for graduates from other engineering and appropriate science degrees to articulate into telecommunication and network engineering.
  • To facilitate research and promote further research as a natural outcome of successfully completing the program. You would choose Research Project (EEET2312), or Research Project Parts 1 and 2 (EEET2313 and EEET2314), if you intend to proceed to a  Research degree on completion of this Masters degree (you should have a good academic performance in year 1 of this degree to take this option). If you intend to seek employment in industry on graduation then taking Professional Advanced Engineering Projects 1 and 2 (EEET2349 and EEET2350) is the best option. Please consult with the Program Director on choosing these options.
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Articulation and pathways

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications majoring in engineering you will be eligible for exemptions as follows:

Qualification levelExemptionsRemaining program duration
Bachelor of Engineering degree in the same discipline (AQF Level 7 or equivalent)Up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study)144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Graduate Certificate in the same disciplineUp to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semesters full time study)144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in the same discipline (AQF Level 8 or equivalent)Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semester full time study)96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)
Graduate Diploma in the same disciplineUp to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)

The program provides a pathway for engineers and scientists, or those with an alternative acceptable qualification and relevant experience in industry, to gain a postgraduate qualification specializing in Telecommunication and Network Engineering.

Opportunities also exist if you decide not to pursue the full Masters qualification. After completing 96 credit points you may choose to exit with the Graduate Diploma.

Opportunities also exist for graduates of this Master’s program with good academic performance to undertake a PhD.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements:

An Australian bachelor degree in science or engineering, in computer, electronic, telecommunications or electrical disciplines, or equivalent; or

be a qualified technologist with relevant industrial experience in electrical, electronic, communication, computer or network engineering industry.

International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

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

Credit Transfer and Recognised Prior Learning

Some applicants may be eligible for credit. Please refer to the Articulation and Pathways section for further information. 


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External accreditation and industry links

Engineers Australia is the national authority representing engineers in Australia. Under the Washington Accord, international recognition is offered by countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and South Africa. Engineers Australia is responsible for the accreditation of undergraduate engineering programs. Accreditation ensures academic institutions consistently meet national and international standards.
The current policy of Engineers Australia is to admit engineering graduates based on their undergraduate program to membership at the relevant career grade, and allow reciprocal privileges by equivalent professional bodies overseas. In general, Engineers Australia does not accredit postgraduate programs (such as this one). However, you can be admitted to membership of Engineers Australia as:
- A graduate from an accredited undergraduate program. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
- A graduate from a non-accredited degree and completing a competency report. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
- An experienced engineering professional. The career grade and discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The School has extensive links with industry, particularly through research projects, consulting, and industry sponsored design projects.  In a number of cases industry has provided direct support by donating laboratory equipment.

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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 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:

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

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;ID=b3mism7rz4jd 

In addition, many academics have their notes printed for distribution to off-shore students.  These notes are also available from the RMIT Bookshop at a very affordable cost for local students.

The school has many laboratories, many with specialised equipment in the area of machines, high voltage and power protection, 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.


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