University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Electrical and electronic engineering is a professional career that utilises mathematics, science, technology and problem solving skills to design, construct and maintain the products and services that underpin modern society. Electrical and electronic engineering is the major area of expertise behind control and automation, telecommunications and networking, signal processing, analogue, digital and computer electronics and power generation, distribution and utilization. It is also vital in new and emerging fields such as nano-technology, robotics, renewable energy and the Internet of Things. Mathematical skills are valuable wherever real world problems must be solved, including the areas of manufacturing and scheduling. The private sector needs statisticians in management and technical roles, finance, bioinformatics, biotechnology, health research, marketing, insurance, engineering and more. In addition, government agencies and research institutions employ statisticians to design, collect, analyse and interpret data. Electrical and electronic engineering and mathematics interact very closely with each other in many areas like control theory, signal processing, telecommunications. A student doing this combined degree will not only gain expertise in the core areas of these disciplines, but also will have an extra advantage in the above areas of close interaction.


The Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics is a 5 year program comprising 400 units, of which up to 290 units are core courses, 80 units are directed courses, and up to 40 units are elective courses. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an industry related project in their final year and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. A graded honours classification in engineering is awarded on the basis of superior performance throughout the program. The Bachelor of Mathematics component of this combined program may be awarded with Distinction on the basis of superior performance throughout the program.


  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • electric machines and power systems
  • analog and digital communications
  • electrical engineering design
  • electric energy systems
  • procedural programmingsignals and systems

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative entry pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Students who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


This degree program is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.

Study pathways

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation. A Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $201,186
  • ATAR: 85

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Further information

It may not always be possible to complete this combined Engineering degree within 5 years. This combined Engineering degree is not available for midyear admission by International Students.

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