Edith Cowan University ECU

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) Honours

Edith Cowan University ECU

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

This course combines the fundamental engineering disciplines of electronic and communication systems. It provides graduates with skills in all aspects of analog and digital circuit design, as well as communication systems and communications networks development. The course concentrates on the engineering principles required to analyze and solve problems related to the design and implementation of electronic and communication systems. Graduates will be conversant in the fundamental engineering sciences, electronic circuits and systems, digital signal processing, radio communications, fibre optic and microwave communications, computer networking, and cellular and wireless networks. 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 the electronics and communication systems engineering fields are covered 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.


  • 30 Core units
  • 2 Elective units
  • Practicum unit.


  • ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering
  • ENS1115 Materials and Manufacturing 1
  • ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design
  • MAT1250 Mathematics 1
  • ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics
  • ENS1180 Introduction to Energy and Resource Engineering
  • ENS1253 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
  • MAT1251 Mathematics 2
  • ENS2456 Digital Electronics
  • ENS2159 Engineering Innovation and Ethics
  • ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement
  • ENS2120 Engineering Systems
  • ENS3553 Signals and Systems
  • ENS2457 Analog Electronics
  • CSP2151 Programming Fundamentals
  • Elective Unit
  • ENS3551 Electrical Networks
  • ENS3555 Communication Systems 1
  • ENS5253 Control Systems
  • ENS3554 Data Communications and Computer Networks
  • ENS2257 Microprocessor Systems
  • ENS3556 Wireless Communication
  • ENS5191 Electrical Engineering Design
  • ENS5251 Digital Signal Processing
  • ENS5111 Engineering Practicum
  • ENS5447 Propagation and Antennas
  • ENS5542 Communication Systems 2
  • ENS5360 Power Electronics
  • ENS4152 Project Development
  • ENS5145 Engineering Honours Thesis 1
  • ENS5543 Engineering Management
  • ENS5444 Telecommunication Networks
  • ENS4253 Engineering Project
  • ENS5146 Engineering Honours Thesis 2
  • Elective Unit
  • ENS2110 Materials and Manufacturing 2
  • ENS2160 Thermodynamics
  • ENS2344 Computer Architecture
  • ENS3206 Power Systems 1
  • ENS3237 Railway Electrical, Control and Signalling Systems
  • ENS5204 Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • ENS5230 Electrical Machines and Transformers
  • ENS5445 Sustainability and Renewable Energy
  • ENS5442 Robotics 1
  • ENS5240 Industrial Control
  • ENS5209 Process Control
  • MAT3486 Multivariate Calculus

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Diploma or equivalent
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Successfully completed 0.5 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 or
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup International: $155,800
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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