Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
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.
- 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.
Standard 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.
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
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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.