Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Engineering degrees offered by UNSW Canberra aim to provide an outstanding engineering education to future leaders in the Australian Defence Force and to non-defence students to pursue excellence through contributions to research, the profession, industry and the community. The program is of four years duration and the degree may be awarded at Honours Class I, Honours Class II, Division I or Honours Class II, Division II. These Honours levels will be displayed on the final testamur. Candidates who do not achieve Honours Class 1 or 2 will receive a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering with no honours level displayed. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering program at UNSW Canberra has been granted full accreditation by Engineers Australia and has been recognised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering is built on a foundation of mathematics, computing science and physical science. A small component of electrical engineering is introduced in the first year, with progressively larger components in second and third year. The final year is devoted exclusively to electrical engineering courses. Each year of the program comprises many discipline-based courses and courses taught by other discipline areas. Most courses in the first three years of the program are common for all electrical engineering students. In the fourth year, students have the option to select specialty topics in areas such as communications, surveillance and radar, computer engineering and guided weapons electronics.
Before completing their academic studies, Engineering students must complete 60 working days of approved practical experience, which must be done in periods of 20 or more working days at a time.
Standard entry requirements
Australian Year 12 studies or equivalent tertiary or overseas qualifications. Assumed subject knowledge is Advanced Mathematics and Physics. Available to Trainee Officers for the Australian Defence Force, non-military students sponsored under the Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS) or non-defence students in a Commonwealth Supported place (CSP). Trainee Officers must be selected by the Australian Defence Force and meet the academic requirements to study at UNSW Canberra. DCUS students must be selected by the Department of Defence and meet the academic requirements to study at UNSW Canberra.
Engineers Australia; Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineers; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
In addition to lodging a UAC application, Trainee Officers must complete a Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) process. Applicants must apply to DFR via defencejobs.gov.au or by telephone 13 19 01. In addition to lodging a UAC application, DCUS students must complete a DCUS application process. Applicants must apply to DCUS via http://www.defence.gov.au/dmo/careers/studentsandgraduates/undergraduatesponsorship/ In addition to lodging a UAC application, non-defence students must submit an application for entry to UNSW Canberra via www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/apply.