Undergraduate Degree Programs
Computer systems engineers plan, design and create systems of software and hardware. Computer systems now make up a major portion of the engineering effort and cost in modern aircraft, automobiles, transport, communication and entertainment systems. They are used for communication networks such as the Internet and for information storage such as databases. Managing the creation and integration of computing into larger systems is an important aspect of a computer systems engineer's role.
Computer systems engineers must have expertise in both computer programming and electronic hardware design. They can design and build computer hardware and interface it to other equipment, and also write the software to run on these systems. Their detailed knowledge of both the hardware and software aspects gives them greater insight into the operation of complex systems.
Electrical and electronic engineers design and create devices, systems and equipment which use electricity either as a form of energy or to carry information. Electrical and electronic engineering encompasses a broad range of fields concerned with leading edge technologies in many applications: from the electric motors used in hybrid vehicles to microelectronic computer chips; from collision avoidance sensors for cars to the complex control systems of unmanned aircraft; from design of nano-scale devices to coding and manipulation of multimedia information; from the design of networking protocols to ultra-high bandwidth communication systems.
This program embraces both electrical and electronic engineering and hence provides graduates with a wide range of fundamental knowledge in core disciplines such as communications, control systems, signal processing, radio frequency design, micro-processors, micro-electronics, power generation and electrical machines. Emphasis is placed on underlying principles and techniques so that graduates will be able to learn and seamlessly adapt to new technologies when they emerge to face future challenges.
A specialisation is available in Avionics – the complex electronic systems found in modern aircraft. These systems are responsible for flight control, radio and satellite navigation, safe landing, collision avoidance, engine management and communications, amongst other functions. This specialisation involves study of a wide range of modern electronic subsystems with a particular focus on those technologies used in avionic systems including computer systems and networks, guidance and control, navigation, and air traffic control.
Sustainable Energy Engineering enables development of long-term solutions to meet the world's rapidly growing energy needs using alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass as well as sustainable energy production from existing sources such as coal and gas.
This program is about the electrical technologies supporting renewable energy systems including solar and wind generation technologies, and the systems that we use to transfer electric energy across large distances. Graduates can expect to work in various industries involved with the development of the next generation of solar and wind turbine systems, integrating renewable energy sources into the power grid and controlling power distribution networks which contain a mixture of conventional and renewable power sources. This program is suitable for students interested in environmentally friendly electrical energy production through developing higher performance and lower cost renewable energy systems.
Telecommunications technologies are shaping the way in which we access news and information relevant to our lives, communicate with family and friends, play computer games and drive the so-called information economy.
Telecommunications engineering is concerned with the technologies that underpin modern voice, multimedia and data communications. Telecommunications engineers are responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and evolution of systems from business data networks to global voice and data communications. Relevant technologies include: transmission systems such as optical fibre, satellites, cellular networks, Internet Protocol networks and digital television; digital representation of audio, video and other multimedia; and the control, design and analysis of massive communications networks.
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) may be taken in conjunction with another Degree program, leading to the award of two degrees:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) with Bachelor of Finance
- Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) may be taken in conjunction with another Degree program, leading to the award of two degrees:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) with Bachelor of Finance
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) may be taken in conjunction with another Degree program, leading to the award of two degrees:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) with Bachelor of Finance
- Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
An Engineering Degree program may be combined with another discipline, leading to the award of one combined degree: