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

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

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.


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.


  • 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

Standard 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).


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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $190,080
International: $200,640
  • ATAR: 71
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time

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