Bachelor of Engineering - Telecommunications Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science

RMIT University

In this double degree you'll combine studies in telecommunications engineering with computer science to gain a unique skill set. As an RMIT telecommunications engineering student, you'll develop knowledge and skills to design, build and manage systems that transfer, store and manage information via wireless, cable, optical fibre, and satellite communications. Through your computer science studies you'll gain extensive knowledge of computer systems infrastructure, software methods and technologies. You'll also gain advanced knowledge and skills in developing network-based real-life computing applications. By combining the knowledge of telecommunications engineering with skills in computer science, you are ideally suited to undertake a leading role in system and network applications development and management, particularly within the area of network engineering.

Course Fee:

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 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


Years 1, 2 and 3 - In the first three years, you will learn the fundamentals of computer science and telecommunications engineering, plus the mathematics and physics that support these disciplines. Years 4 and 5 - Your final two years are specialisation years, aiming at making you work-ready. You will develop advanced skills in computer science and telecommunication technologies. Your final-year (capstone) project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need - as defined by Engineers Australia - to commence your professional engineering career. You will develop professional skills in research, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, project management and communication. You'll also complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in Year 2, 3 or 4.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer and network security, Computer animation, Computer architecture, Computer hardware, Computer networks, Computer programming, Computer science, Computing, Computing (networks), Control systems, Data communications, Data networks, Database systems, Databases (advanced programming), Electronics, Engineering, Engineering (communication), Engineering (electronics), Engineering (telecommunications), Network management, Satellite communication, Wireless & Mobile communications.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include design and manufacture telecommunications products, telecommunications service providers, education research, development organisations, government organisations, transport, defence, security, meteorology and emergency services, consulting or commercial business.


This program will apply for full accreditation by Engineers Australia as soon as possible within the accreditation timelines set down by Engineers Australia. Upon accreditation being granted, graduates of the program will be 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. Upon full accreditation of this program graduates from this degree will have their qualification 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:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 5 years
City No info No Part time 10 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.

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Admission and selection

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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. 

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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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