Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours)

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Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours) students must complete a total of 400 credit points comprising of:

  • 12 Core units of study (150 credit points)
  • 16 units of study from one of the following Majors: Electrical and Power Systems, Software or Telecommunications (200 credit points)
  • 4 units of Other studies comprising of an advanced minor, minor or electives
  • Professional Experience in Engineering (Compulsory non-credit unit)
  • Students also have an opportunity to undertake a WIL Professional Placement in lieu of Professional Experience in Engineering

Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level.

A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.

Professional Placements (Optional)

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be required to change courses in order to complete a placement and should consider visa and extended study duration prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12 month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 475 credit points comprising:

  • 12 Core units of study (150 credit points)
  • 16 units of study from one of the following Majors: Electrical and Power, Software or Telecommunications, (200 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)
  • 2 units of Other studies (electives) (25 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6 month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 425 credit points comprising:

  • 12 Core Units of Study (150 credit points)
  • 16 units of study from one of the following Majors: Electrical and Power, Software or Telecommunications, (200 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points)
  • 2 elective units of study (25 credit points).


Honours Merit Calculation

Honours merit calculation will be based on the averaged results of 12 units in the final two years of the course with the following descriptive outcomes:

  • BEng (Electrical and Electronic) (Hons) with High Distinction; for students who achieve ≥ 80
  • BEng (Electrical and Electronic) (Hons) with Distinction; for students who achieve 70 – 79
  • BEng (Electrical and Electronic) (Hons) with Credit; for students who achieve 60 – 69
  • BEng (Electrical and Electronic) (Hons); for students who achieve < 60

Students who transfer with advanced standing are required to undertake at least nine of these units at Swinburne, including all six Engineering Outcome units, to qualify for an honours merit calculation. This honours merit calculation will be based only on units completed at Swinburne. If a student has not completed at least 9 of the specified units, they will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours) as an award title, but will not be eligible for a merit based honours description.

The following units will be used in the Honours merit calculation for Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours):

Electrical and Power Systems Major
EEE30001 Analogue Electronics 2
RME30002 Control and Automation
EEE30002 Electrical Power Systems
TNE30003 Communications Principles
EEE30004 Digital Signal Processing
MME30001 Engineering Management 1
PHY40001 Electromagnetic Waves*
EEE40002 Integrated Circuit Design*
EEE40005 Power Electronics*
EEE40007 Power Systems Analysis and Control*
EEE40011 Final Year Research Project 1*
EEE40012 Final Year Research Project 2*

Software Major
COS30017 Software Development for Mobile Devices
SWE30003 Software Architectures and Design*        
COS30008 Data Structures and Patterns
SWE30004 Software Deployment and Evolution*
SWE40001 Software Engineering Project A*
SWE40002 Software Engineering Project B *
SWE30001 Real-Time Programming
COS30041 Creating Secure and Scalable Software
SWE30009 Software Testing and Reliability
EEE30005 Electrical Integrated Design Project
EEE40011 Final Year Research Project 1*
EEE40012 Final Year Research Project 2*

Telecommunications Major
TNE30019 Unix for Telecommunications
TNE30003 Communications Principles
EEE30004 Digital Signal Processing *
MME30001 Engineering Management 1
PHY40001 Electromagnetic Waves *
TNE30009 Network Security and Resilience
TNE30023 Advanced Switching
TNE30004 Communications Information Theory
TNE40001 Broadband Multimedia Networks*
TNE40003 Wireless Communications*
EEE40011 Final Year Research Project 1*
EEE40012 Final Year Research Project 2*

* Denotes outcome unit