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Computer Systems Major


Computer systems engineering is the synergistic combination of electronic engineering and computer science.

Computer systems engineers have a wide knowledge of digital and analog electronic systems and a detailed understanding of computer architecture, software design and hardware-software interfacing. They are involved in all aspects of computing, from the development of individual microprocessors, to the design of personal, mainframe or supercomputer systems, as well as digital and mixed signal circuit design, real-time and embedded system implementation and software engineering. Areas covered include the fundamental physical sciences, computer architecture, digital electronics, data communications, interfacing, real-time and embedded systems, robotics and software development.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Professional recognition

Engineers Australia have Accredited this Major.

This professional recognition only applies when you study this Major in one of the following courses:



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2456Digital Electronics15
CSI2312Foundations of Software Engineering15
CSG1102Operating Systems15
ENS2257Microprocessor Systems15
ENS3553Signals and Systems15
ENS3554Data Communications and Computer Networks15
ENS2344Computer Architecture15
ENS3555Communication Systems 115
ENS3551Electrical Networks15
ENS2457Analog Electronics15
ENS5204Real-Time Embedded Systems15
ENS5251Digital Signal Processing15
ENS5442Robotics 115
ENS5240Industrial Control15
Elective Unitx 115

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include the development and design of microcomputer systems, computer networks, complex real-time systems, high performance processors, multimedia systems and control and automation.

Possible future job titles

Computer Systems Engineer, Embedded Systems Engineer, Electronic Engineer

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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