Bachelor of Engineering - Computer and Network Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science

RMIT University

Computer and network engineering and computer science are taught together in this flagship double degree. You'll learn the hardware, architecture and organisation of computer systems and communication networks, and the software used to control them. You'll develop knowledge, skills and capabilities to design, implement and maintain complex hardware and software systems, and excellent programming skills. In the years to come, the demand for graduates with both engineering and computer science expertise is expected to be very high. You'll be prepared for the workplace via hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories. You'll also gain real world experience through engineering work experience. RMIT graduates work in industries including defence, health and science, business, communication and security. They design and build computer-based systems and communication networks, and work with both the hardware and structure of computer systems and the software controlling them.

Course Fee:

Australian: $190,080
International: $200,640

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 20 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


Year 1 - You'll study programming basics, circuit theory and and web concepts, principles and tools. You'll also study engineering methods and analysis, mathematics and physics - studies that are essential for engineers. Year 2 - Moving into more technical areas, you'll look at electronics, engineering design, embedded systems and software engineering, network fundamentals, user-centred design principles and database concept systems. Year 3 - You will undertake compulsory and elective studies, providing you with solid foundation to specialise in various areas of computer and network engineering and computer science. Year 4 and 5 You'll conduct project work on both a team and individual basis, which will help you develop teamwork, management and communication skills. You'll also apply engineering and research methods to a complex engineering problem and challenge, making you industry ready. Your study will closely resemble the work of practising engineers.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer and network security; Computer animation; Computer architecture; Computer networks; Computer programming; Digital and analogue electronics; Distributed systems; Embedded systems; Engineering-computer software; Engineering-computer system; Engineering-multimedia-audio; Engineering-multimedia-image; Engineering-multimedia-speech; Engineering-multimedia-video signal processing; Engineering-network; Engineering-software systems; Information technology; Internet telecommunications; Microprocessor control systems; Microprocessors; Mobile and cloud networks and computing; Mobile networking and cloud computing; Network infrastructure design and performance; Network management; Signal and systems; Software testing; Telecommunications; Telecommunications (systems and networks); Web technology; Wireless technologies


This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. The computer science component of this double degree program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society which accredits information and communication technology-related programs in Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 70.95 No Part time
City 70.95 No Full time 5 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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