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

RMIT University

As an RMIT Physics/Telecommunications Engineering student you'll study the laws governing natural phenomena on earth and the universe and apply them to the creation of products, services and systems. In the physics component of this double degree, you'll be trained in the fundamental applications of physics-including fields and waves, quantum mechanics, radiation physics, thermodynamics, nuclear physics, solid state physics, astrophysics and cosmology. Telecommunications employs a wide range of technologies, including optical fibre communication systems, radio systems (such as mobile phones and WiFi), cable systems and satellite communications. Students will undertake at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience during their study. Experiments are extensively used to consolidate theory while a strong focus on research and design ensures graduates are highly competent professionals. Graduates have careers in research and development at the forefront of technology.

Course Fee:


International: $200,640

Entry Requirements:

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

Structure:

Years 1, 2 and 3 - The first three years of this degree cover the fundamentals of physics, telecommunications engineering and the mathematics that support these disciplines. Years 4 and 5 - The final two years are specialisation years, aiming at making you work-ready. You will develop advanced skills in physics and in electronic and communication 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:

Acoustics, Circuits and electronics, Communication systems, Digital electronics, Digital signal processing, Electronic systems, Electronic technology and instrumentation, Electronics, Engineering, Engineering (communication), Engineering (electronics), Engineering (telecommunications), Fibre optical technology, Materials science, Mathematical sciences, Mechanics, Mobile communications, Network engineering, Nuclear radiation, Optics, Photonics, Physics, Project management, Radio communication, Science, Telecommunications, Telecommunications (systems and networks), Telecommunications (transmission systems), Thermodynamics, Wireless technologies.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include automotive and aerospace manufacturers, communication equipment suppliers, defence suppliers, electronic or communication engineers, electronic system developers, emergency services, government and industry research organisations, government defence agencies, health, radio and television broadcasters, telecommunication companies.

Recognition:

Graduates of this program are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics (and associated overseas bodies). 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. Graduates of this program are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics (and associated overseas bodies). 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 a

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Part time
City No info 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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