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.
Availability & Campus
This Major has been Accredited by: Engineers Australia.
This professional recognition only applies when you study this Major in one of the following courses:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|CSI2312||Foundations of Software Engineering||15|
|ENS3553||Signals and Systems||15|
|ENS3554||Data Communications and Computer Networks||15|
|ENS3555||Communication Systems 1||15|
|ENS5204||Real-Time Embedded Systems||15|
|ENS5251||Digital Signal Processing||15|
|Elective Unit||x 1||15|
For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.Student handbook
- Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes to conduct and manage computer systems engineering projects, with some intellectual independence.
- Demonstrate a global outlook and knowledge of contextual factors impacting the computer systems engineering discipline, including respect for cultural diversity and indigenous cultural competence.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and in depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the computer systems engineering discipline.
- Demonstrate clear and coherent oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
- Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the computer systems engineering discipline and fluently apply engineering techniques, tools and resources.
- Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership (EA 3.6) to implement engineering projects according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.
- Demonstrate responsibility for own learning, professional judgement and an understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice.
- Think critically, and apply established engineering methods and research skills to complex computer systems engineering problem solving.
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