Bachelor of Engineering - Computer and Network Systems (Honours)

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Computer and network systems engineering is a blend of computer science and electronic engineering. Computer and network systems engineers build the computer based systems required to meet the future needs of a world in which technology is constantly evolving. Specifically, computer and network systems engineers are interested in the integration of computer hardware and computer software. As a result, computer systems engineers have a good understanding of software, network and operating system design and electronics. They focus on developing the specialised skills involved in designing and analysing hardware systems and algorithms for products such as PDAs, mobile phones, games machines through to aircraft flight control systems, unmanned vehicles, super computers and global telecommunication systems. In the Flinders Engineering (Computer and Network Systems) (Honours) degree there is a strong and balanced emphasis on the development of theoretical concepts, practical engineering skills and teamwork.


The first year contains study in fundamental science and engineering topics including design, engineering physics, materials and mechanics, computer programming, mathematics and mechatronics. The second year then builds on this base with topics dealing with a variety of areas including microprocessors, programming, electronic circuits, design and automation, computer networks, signals and systems, and sensors and actuators. The third year then provides further computer systems material and incorporates the university's nationally recognised industry placement program. The final year provides further computer systems material, such as computer architecture and scope to take electives in computer science and engineering. It also includes a major research project allowing high-performing students to progress to a higher degree by research.


  • Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Materials and Mechanics, Programming, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Networks, Signals and Systems, Sensors, Electronic Circuits.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program
  • Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods
  • Assumed knowledge: Stage 2 Physics.


This degree is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status. This course is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the professional level. Courses accredited by the Australian Computer Society are recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $138,000 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

The Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Systems) (Honours) may also be studied in a combined degree program with another Bachelor degree in the College of Science and Engineering where the combination meets the requirements of the credit transfer policy.

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