Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Systems (Honours)

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Computer systems engineering requires in-depth knowledge of digital and analogue electronic systems along with a detailed understanding of computer architecture, software design and hardware-software interfacing. Graduates of this course will be conversant with all aspects of computing from the development and application of individual microprocessors, to the design of personal, mainframe or supercomputer systems, as well as real-time and embedded systems implementation, robotics, and software engineering. The program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, team work and project development. As a result, as well as having multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, graduates will gain strong analytical skills, and have the ability to lead complex projects. The course provides a sound basis in mathematics, and in the fundamentals of electronics and engineering design principles in the first two years of study, along with relevant computer technology and programming principles. In the final two years of study, advanced topics from both the electronics and computer systems engineering fields are covered including software engineering, data networks and communication systems, digital signal processing, real-time embedded systems, industrial control, and robotics to prepare students to enter their chosen profession with relevant knowledge and skills. The first year of this course includes a set of eight units that are common across all engineering honours courses. This allows students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the various engineering disciplines on offer and the flexibility, if desired, to switch to another engineering discipline/course without penalty after the first year of study. Applicants from South West WA will be able to study only the first year (up to eight foundation units) of this degree at ECU's Bunbury Campus, which may include attending a short set of lab sessions at Joondalup Campus by the end of each semester. After completing these eight units, Bunbury students will need to attend ECU's Joondalup Campus to complete the rest of their course. This option is only available for domestic students living in the South West region of WA.

Structure

  • 33 units
  • 480 credit points
  • work experience placement

Subjects

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Materials and Manufacturing 1
  • Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Engineering Innovation and Ethics

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.

Recognition

This course has been Accredited by Engineers Australia.

Study pathways

Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems): Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements for this Engineering course should consider applying for a Bachelor of Technology course as a pathway. Bachelor of Technology students who successfully complete their first year of study can expect to gain entry into the Bachelor of Engineering courses with advanced standing for all non-bridging units completed. Bachelor of Technology (Engineering): Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements for this Engineering course should consider applying for a Bachelor of Technology course as a pathway. Bachelor of Technology students who successfully complete their first year of study can expect to gain entry into the Bachelor of Engineering courses with advanced standing for all non-bridging units completed.?Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) : Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements for this Engineering course should consider applying for a Bachelor of Technology course as a pathway. Bachelor of Technology students who successfully complete their first year of study can expect to gain entry into the Bachelor of Engineering courses with advanced standing for all non-bridging units completed.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Joondalup International: $120,800 No information available Yes No information available
South West International: $120,800 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Careers Computer Systems Engineer, Electronic Engineer, Embedded Systems Engineer Cross-Campus Attendance: Applicants from South West WA will be able to study only the first year (up to eight foundation units) of this degree at ECU's Bunbury Campus, which may include attending a short set of lab sessions at Joondalup Campus by the end of each semester. After completing these eight units, Bunbury students will need to attend ECU's Joondalup Campus to complete the rest of their course. This option is only available for domestic students living in the South West region of WA.

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