Master of Telecommunications

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2 years
Luke Godden, Master of Engineering Science (Telecommunications)

The quality of teaching at UNSW is very high, and access to cutting-edge research happening right on campus keeps the study interesting.

Luke Godden, Graduate (Telecommunications)

For those working in the booming Telecommunications industry, or those who can see its potential, there’s no better way to gain a leading edge than through postgraduate study in this degree. Our programs provide advanced Telecommunications training in the latest in industry theory and application.

The two-year Master of Engineering degree is for students who want to develop their technical knowledge and skills, and enter their profession with a degree accredited with Engineers Australia.


The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications has a collection of facilities and labs that support faculty research, and enhance the learning experience of students. These include:

■ High voltage

■ Power electronics and drives

■ Renewable energy systems

■ Signal processing

■ Mobile communication

■ Communication networks

■ Semiconductor nanofabrication facility (SNF)

■ CAD facilities

■ Silica optical fibre fabrication facility

 ■ Polymer optical fibre fabrication facility

■ Optical waveguide fabrication facility

■ Photonics facility

■ FBG fabrication facility

■ Industrial and process control

■ Systems neuroscience & Biomedical Engineering

■ Vision and control laboratory


The Master of Engineering takes two years to complete and industrial training is a component of the program. A typical program structure includes: six Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, two Engineering and Technical Knowledge Courses, one Design course and two Research Project Courses.


The Master of Engineering is designed for those students who do not have an accredited engineering degree, but do have either a non-accredited engineering degree, or have completed the equivalent of the first three years of an accredited engineering degree.


Required Background

Students need a four year equivalent Engineering degree with a minimum 75% average in Electrical Engineering or similar.

Sample Program Outlines*

Choose 6 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC4621Advanced Digital Signal Processing
GMAT4900Principles of GPS Positioning
PHTN4661Optical Circuits and Fibres
PHTN4662Photonic Networks
TELE4642Network Performance
TELE4651Wireless Communication Technologies
TELE4652Mobile and Satellite Communications Systems
TELE4653Digital Modulation and Coding

Choose 5 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC9725Satellite Navigation: Systems, Signals & Receivers
GMAT9200Principles of GPS Positioning
GMAT9210GeoIT and Infomobility Applications
GSOE9758Network Systems Architecture
TELE9751Switching Systems Architecture
TELE9752Network Operations and Control
TELE9753Advanced Wireless Communications
TELE9754Coding and Information Theory
TELE9755Microwave Circuits, Theory and Techniques
TELE9756Advanced Networking
TELE9757Quantum Communications

Choose 2 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
GSOE9420Project Management in Engineering and Research
GSOE9445Entrepreneurial Engineering
GSOE9510Ethics and Leadership in Engineering
GSOE9820Engineering Project Management

Choose 2 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC9120ME Project A
ELEC9121ME Project B

Choose 1 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC9123Design Proficiency

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

† Minimum 75% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 75% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.