|UAC code||Pattern of attendance||2013 cut-off||Start date||Major offer round|
|Newcastle – Callaghan||CSP||480400||4F/EqP||70.35||3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
|16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014
Note: Also read information in shaded box in the Engineering section below.
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 or have not completed a science-related subject may be admitted but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.
Recommended studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or higher and any two units of science.
Major studies: Electrical engineering, electronics engineering. Minor studies: Analog, digital and switching electronics; computer hardware; control and automation; electromagnetics; engineering management; microprocessor applications; power systems; signal processing, telecommunications.
Career opportunities: Examples include employment in industries such as power generation, power distribution, mining, manufacturing, defence, computing and telecommunications; and in areas such as renewable energy, electronics, robotics, industrial automation, control, electrical drives, power and energy systems, telecommunications and biomedical instrumentation. Electrical engineers are currently in demand nationally and internationally within these industries.
Additional information: The Electrical Engineering degree provides a solid foundation in electrical engineering theory with the option to specialise in key areas of study. Courses are complemented with practical exercises performed in modern laboratory facilities.
Electrical engineers design, build and maintain all types of electrical and electronic equipment and systems. As an electrical engineer you might be involved in the generation and supply of electrical energy from conventional or alternative sources, for developing the infrastructure for lighting, heating, cooking, manufacturing and transport systems, or for electronics used in communications, measurement and biomedical applications.
For all engineering programs
Industrial experience: You will complete a minimum of 12 weeks' industrial experience during the program and have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in your final year of study.
Honours: Awarded on the basis of superior performance in the program.
Professional recognition: Engineering degree programs offered by the University of Newcastle are accredited by Engineers Australia, and through the Washington Accord by reciprocating bodies in the United Kingdom, USA and other countries. Software, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering programs are also accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Scholarships: For the latest information on the range of scholarships and cadetships available, call the University on (02) 4921 6539 or fax (02) 4960 5759. Several scholarships are available, including the University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS), which provides financial support of between $25,000 and $75,000 for the duration of an undergraduate degree, combined with industry experience while you study. For details, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/uniss or read 'Scholarships'.
Employment: The employment rates of graduates from these degree programs are currently above national averages. The accreditation of these degrees ensures portability of qualifications.
Recognition of prior learning: There are extensive credit transfer arrangements for students who have completed a TAFE certificate, Associate diploma or Diploma, or other university/formal study in related and associated fields. Read 'Academic credit'.
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