Electrical Engineering (Honours)

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UAC Code: 
425100
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes
Douglas George

Most universities aim to produce high quality engineers, but I've found that UNSW Engineering is driven to produce graduates who will change the game no matter which field they choose.

Douglas George

Double degrees (Disclaimer: Current students can only apply for this following one year of study via internal transfer)

What's it all about?

■  Electrical Engineering encompasses research, design, development, manufacturing and management of complex systems for many different uses. Think about the infrastructure that allows you to call anywhere in the world on your mobile. Or the electricity wires that connect your house to the power grid. Study Electrical Engineering and you will never be out of a job.

What does it include?

■  The focus of this degree is on design, development, manufacturing and management of complex hardware and software systems, and reliable cost-effective devices. This involves the use of new information and computer intensive technologies. Key subjects include telecommunications, photonics, systems and control, energy systems, microelectronics and signal processing. To get you work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60-days of approved industry training.

Where will you work?

■  This degree opens up a huge range of challenging and rewarding career paths. Potential employers are found in telecommunications, biomedical, electricity authorities and in large private industrial groups such as Thales, Alstom, BHP, Boeing Australia, Honeywell, Dolby Australia, IBM and Google.

Double degrees

■  Double degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our double degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Program outlines

■  Sample program outlines are given in the tables below. If you would like to see a downloadable version of these outlines, please visit our student resources page.

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
ENGG1000Engineering Design and InnovationA team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
ELEC1111Electrical & Telecommunications EngineeringThis course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be achieved.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
COMP1511Introduction to ProgrammingThe objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
COMP1911Computing 1AThis course introduces students to the basics of programming. The objective of the course is for students to develop proficiency in program design and construction using a high-level programming language.
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher Maths 1BStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
COMP1521Computer Systems FundamentalsProgrammer's view on how a computer system executes programs, manipulates data and communicates.
MATH2069Mathematics 2ASeveral Variable Calculus:Vectors, differential calculus of curves in R3 and surfaces, Taylor series for functions of two variables, critical points, local maxima and minima.
PHYS1231Higher Physics 1BThis course covers the same content as PHYS1221, with more challenging assessments. Prerequisite: PHYS1131 or PHYS1141 or a mark of 65 or above in PHYS1121. Students who did not achieve that should consult the Director of Academic Studies for EET.

 

Year 2

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC2134Circuits and SignalsCo-Requisite: elec1111 or elec1112.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
ELEC2141Digital Circuit DesignIntroduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH2099Mathematics 2BPrerequisite: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. Exclusions: MATH2501 and MATH2601.
ELEC2133Analogue ElectronicsPrerequisite: ELEC2134.
DESN2000Engineering Design and Professional PracticeDESN2000 is a new core course for 2020 and replaces a previously required core course. Students should consult the transition arrangements website for futher details. DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your school - see the course handbook page for details.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreLevel 3 or 4 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
ELEC3104Digital Signal ProcessingProcessing and analysis of continuous (analogue) and discrete-time (digital) signals.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

 

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC3115Electromagnetic Engineering 
ELEC3106ElectronicsPre-requisites: ELEC2133 and ELEC2141.
TELE3113Analogue and Digital CommunicationsTelecommunication Fundamentals

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC3114Control SystemsRecognition of what a control system is, and the distinction between simple and complex control systems.
ELEC3105Electrical EnergyPre-requisites: ELEC2134 and ELEC3115.
ELEC3117Electrical Engineering DesignDesign Project Management: Introduction to scheduling, costing, marketing, standards, patents, quality, safety, (electronic) manufacturing methods, engineering innovation, Report Writing and Oral Presentations.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreIndustrial Training or Exchange OpportunityGain international exposure and/or industry experience

 

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC4122Strategic Leadership and EthicsStudents study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice.
ELEC4123Electrical Design ProficiencyThe course involves four competency components: Electronic Circuit Design, Control System Design, Signal Processing Design and Power System Design.
ELEC4951Thesis A 

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC4952Thesis B 
Read moreLevel 3 or 4 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreLevel 3 or 4 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC4953Thesis C 
Read moreLevel 3 or 4 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreLevel 3 or 4 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Year 1

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
COMP1511Introduction to ProgrammingThe objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
COMP1911Computing 1AThis course introduces students to the basics of programming. The objective of the course is for students to develop proficiency in program design and construction using a high-level programming language.

Year 2

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG1000Engineering Design and InnovationA team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher Maths 1BStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
ELEC1111Electrical & Telecommunications EngineeringThis course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be achieved.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreL1 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
COMP1521Computer Systems FundamentalsProgrammer's view on how a computer system executes programs, manipulates data and communicates.
MATH2099Mathematics 2BPrerequisite: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. Exclusions: MATH2501 and MATH2601.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC2134Circuits and SignalsCo-Requisite: elec1111 or elec1112.
MATH2069Mathematics 2ASeveral Variable Calculus:Vectors, differential calculus of curves in R3 and surfaces, Taylor series for functions of two variables, critical points, local maxima and minima.
PHYS1231Higher Physics 1BThis course covers the same content as PHYS1221, with more challenging assessments. Prerequisite: PHYS1131 or PHYS1141 or a mark of 65 or above in PHYS1121. Students who did not achieve that should consult the Director of Academic Studies for EET.

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC2141Digital Circuit DesignIntroduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
ELEC3104Digital Signal ProcessingProcessing and analysis of continuous (analogue) and discrete-time (digital) signals.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC2133Analogue ElectronicsPrerequisite: ELEC2134.
DESN2000Engineering Design and Professional PracticeDESN2000 is a new core course for 2020 and replaces a previously required core course. Students should consult the transition arrangements website for futher details. DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your school - see the course handbook page for details.
ELEC3114Control SystemsRecognition of what a control system is, and the distinction between simple and complex control systems.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreIndustrial Training or Exchange OpportunityGain international exposure and/or industry experience

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC3115Electromagnetic Engineering 
ELEC3106ElectronicsPre-requisites: ELEC2133 and ELEC2141.
TELE3113Analogue and Digital CommunicationsTelecommunication Fundamentals

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreLevel 3 or 4 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
ELEC3105Electrical EnergyPre-requisites: ELEC2134 and ELEC3115.
ELEC3117Electrical Engineering DesignDesign Project Management: Introduction to scheduling, costing, marketing, standards, patents, quality, safety, (electronic) manufacturing methods, engineering innovation, Report Writing and Oral Presentations.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC4951Thesis A 
Read moreL1 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreLevel 3 or 4 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 5

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC4122Strategic Leadership and EthicsStudents study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice.
ELEC4123Electrical Design ProficiencyThe course involves four competency components: Electronic Circuit Design, Control System Design, Signal Processing Design and Power System Design.
ELEC4952Thesis B 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC4953Thesis C 
Read moreLevel 3 or 4 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only and are not an exhaustive list of the possible degree combinations or program structures. 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. All students should read the program rules prior to enrolling.

Last updated 4/9/19