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Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems)

Course code U78

Provides a pathway for students who wish to pursue a career as a technologist in the fields of electronics or computer systems.

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Course overview

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

U78

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,950

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

U78

CRICOS code

052270C

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,450

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

3 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

    It is desirable that all applicants have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can complete a bridging unit during the first year of their studies if students have not passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR.

    All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • AQF Cert IV;
    • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • University Preparation Course;*
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or*
    • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

    For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
    • University Preparation Course;
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment;*
    • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS1154Introduction to Engineering15
MAT1137Introductory Applied Mathematics15
ENS1115Materials and Manufacturing 115
SCP1132Introduction to Physics15

Note: Students who have not passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) must complete the bridging unit MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics before they can enrol in MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics. Students who have passed Year 11 Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) can consider discussing a pre-requisite waiver with the Mathematics coordinator to enable them to enrol into MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics. Note: Students who have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR or Mathematics: Specialist ATAR (or equivalents) should enrol in MAT1250 Mathematics 1 in Year 1 Semester 1 in place of MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics, and enrol in MAT1251 Mathematics 2 in Year 1 Semester 2 in place of MAT1250 Mathematics 1. Note: Students who have passed Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR (or equivalents) should enrol in ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design in Year 1 Semester 1 in place of SCP1132 Introduction to Physics, and enrol in an elective in Year 2 Semester 1 in place of ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS1101Engineering Mechanics15
ENS1180Introduction to Energy and Resource Engineering15
ENS1253Electrical Engineering 1B15
MAT1250Mathematics 115
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2456Digital Electronics15
ENM2104Instrumentation and Measurement15
ENS5170Engineering Systems15
ENM1102Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2457Analog Electronics15
CSP2151Programming Fundamentals15
ENS3553Signals and Systems15
Elective Unit15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS3173Technology Practicum
ENS3554Data Communications and Computer Networks15
ENS3555Communication Systems 115
ENS5360Power Electronics15
ENS2159Engineering Innovation and Ethics15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS3201Technology Project15
ENS2257Microprocessor Systems15
ENS5203Electronic Circuit Design15
ENS5543Engineering Management15

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

  • Students are required to undertake a minimum of 8 weeks practical work experience in an engineering technology industry environment.

    Attendance requirements

    Work experience units will normally be undertaken during a vacation period.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad dicipline knowledge of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and in depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge in the electrical and computer systems technology domain.
  2. Think critically, and apply established engineering methods to broadly define electrical and computer systems problems.
  3. Apply systematic synthesis and design processes to conduct and manage projects in the electrical and computer systems technology domain, with some intellectual independence.
  4. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the mathematical knowledge and skills which underpin the electrical and computer systems technology domain and fluently apply related techniques, tools and resources in a variety of contexts.
  5. Demonstrate clear and coherent oral and written communication in professional and lay domains, using digital technologies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge from multiple sources.
  6. Demonstrate a global outlook and knowledge of contextual factors impacting the aeronautical and aviation domains, including respect for cultural diversity and indigenous cultural competence.
  7. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership to implement electrical and computer systems technology projects according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.
  8. Demonstrate initiative, planning and decision making through reflective practice and identify opportunities for continued development in a professional context.

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Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,950 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,450 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Electronics Technologist, Computer Systems Technologist

Similar courses to consider

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation Control and Automation) Honours
    On successful completion of the first year of this course (including the Introductory Applied Mathematics and Introduction to Physics units), students may apply for a transfer to any of the Bachelor of Engineering courses and can expect to receive advanced standing for all non-bridging units completed.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) Honours
    On successful completion of the first year of this course (including the Introductory Applied Mathematics and Introduction to Physics units), students may apply for a transfer to any of the Bachelor of Engineering courses and can expect to receive advanced standing for all non-bridging units completed.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Honours
    On successful completion of the first year of this course (including the Introductory Applied Mathematics and Introduction to Physics units), students may apply for a transfer to one of the Bachelor of Engineering courses and can expect to receive advanced standing for all non-bridging units completed.

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Quick guide to uni-speak

    • ATAR is the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate university courses in Australia. The ATAR is a percentile score which denotes a student's ranking relative to their state-wide peers upon completion of their secondary education.

    • CRICOS is the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. A CRICOS code is allocated to education institutions (like ECU) who are approved to recruit, enrol and deliver education to overseas students. Courses with a CRICOS code are available to international students who meet the entry requirements.

    • A major, or unit set, is your chosen area of in-depth study in an undergraduate course. It usually involves 8 units of study, or one-third of the units in a 3-year degree. Talk to your Student Information Office if you need help choosing a major subject.

    • Minors include between 4 and 6 study units in a specific discipline. Not all courses require you to complete a minor. Your minor subject doesn't appear on your printed degree (parchment), but is part of your academic transcript.

    • If you're enrolled in 3 or more units in a semester this is considered full-time study. To complete most 3-year degrees studying full-time you'll need to complete 4 units per semester, i.e. 24 units over 3 years.

    • If a course is available to study part-time you can generally expect it to take twice as long to complete as it would in full-time mode. Part-time students are enrolled in 1 or 2 units maximum per semester.

      Note: International students who hold a student visa can only choose the full-time study option for our courses. This is to ensure the course is completed within the duration of the student visa.

    • Most courses start in Semester 1 each year, usually in the last week of February. Some courses can be started in Semester 2 (we call this mid-year). There's a week of Orientation before each semester to help you get used to uni life.

    • A lot of our courses start in Semester 2 each year, usually in the last week of July. We call this mid-year. There's a week of Orientation beforehand to help you get used to uni life.

    • We use a points system to make it easier for you to understand your study progress. Most Bachelors degree study units are allocated 15 credit points. If you're studying a 3-year full-time degree you'll need to successfully complete 360 credit points - that's 24 units x 15 points per unit.

    • These are compulsory units you have to successfully complete as part of your course.

    • An elective is a unit you choose to study that counts towards your course requirements, but isn't compulsory. For some courses we recommend elective units. In some situations, a course coordinator may approve an elective unit as a replacement for a compulsory one.

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