Telecommunications

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425100
GE
92
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Sem 2 entry: 
Yes
Adeline Yeung

So far I've found the design-focused subjects the most fun. There's nothing more satisfying than going through all the trials and tribulations, and then ending up with a working product.

Adeline Yeung

What's it all about?

■  Telecommunications explores how information is transferred from one point to another, whether that's high resolution images of a distant planet, or massive bandwidth video-on-demand flying across the next-generation Internet. Telecommunications engineers design, develop and maintain all aspects of voice and data communications systems.

What does it include?

■  This is an area of specialisation within the field of Electrical Engineering. It's concerned with all aspects of theory and applications for a broad range of systems such as telephone and data networks, radio and TV, satellites and deep space applications. To get you work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60-days of approved industry training.

Where will you work?

■  This field is developing rapidly and the demand for graduates is evolving as the technology advances and broadens its scope of applications. You could work for telecommunications service providers such as iiNet or Skype, major equipment and device manufacturers such as Cisco, Apple or Huawei; or a wide range of start-up companies such as Airhop Communications, Cloudscaling, Devicescape or UNSW's own Zedelef. Demand has been boosted by huge infrastructure projects like the NBN.

Dual degrees

■  Dual 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 dual 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*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to programming Recommended to all students with some programming experience
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1131 Maths 1A
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. You will need to get a mark of 65 or above to enrol in PHYS1231 in semester 2.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A It is highly recommended students take this course rather than PHYS1121.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This is the second of the two introductory courses in Physics. It is a calculus based course. Electrical Engineering students must take this physics course.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals Courses COMP1917 and COM1921 is a prerequisite for this course
ELEC1111 Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering An introduction to the art and science of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
ELEC2134 Circuits and Signals Introduction to second-order transient analysis, frequency-domain interpretation of circuits, transform methods and linear systems theory.
MATH2069 Mathematics 2A
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC2133 Analogue Electronics
ELEC2142 Embedded Systems Design
MATH2099 Mathematics 2B
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC3104 Digital Signal Processing
ELEC3115 Electromagnetic Engineering
ELEC3106 Electronics
TELE3118 Network Technologies This course provides an in depth analysis of network architectures in terms of topology, role and layered specification.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
TELE3113 Analogue & Digital Communications This course introduces students to the fundamentals of telecommunications.
ELEC3114 Control Systems
TELE3117 Telecommunications Engineering Design Student participate in a telecommunications design project, which incorporates both technical and economic analysis.
TELE3119 Trusted Networks Students learn about cryptography of telecommunications networks.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
TELE4120 Thesis A The thesis topic is chosen by the student. An academic staff member will act as the project supervisor.
TELE4123 Electrical Design Proficiency
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
TELE4121 Thesis B Can be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2. prerequisite: TELE4120.
ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics Students study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice.
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Read more L4 Discipline Elective Select a course from the list of L4 electives provided. See School site for details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1511 Introduction to programming For students with an interest in computing who wish to be extended may consider this course
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1131 Maths 1A
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. You will need to get a mark of 65 or above to enrol in PHYS1231 in semester 2.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A It is highly recommended students take this course rather than PHYS1121.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This is the second of the two introductory courses in Physics. It is a calculus based course. Electrical Engineering students must take this physics course.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals
ELEC1111 Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering An introduction to the art and science of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
ELEC2134 Circuits and Signals Introduction to second-order transient analysis, frequency-domain interpretation of circuits, transform methods and linear systems theory.
MATH2069 Mathematics 2A
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC2133 Analogue Electronics
ELEC2142 Embedded Systems Design
MATH2099 Mathematics 2B
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC3104 Digital Signal Processing
ELEC3115 Electromagnetic Engineering
ELEC3106 Electronics
TELE3118 Network Technologies This course provides an in depth analysis of network architectures in terms of topology, role and layered specification.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
TELE3113 Analogue & Digital Communications This course introduces students to the fundamentals of telecommunications.
ELEC3114 Control Systems
TELE3117 Electrical Engineering Design Student participate in a telecommunications design project, which incorporates both technical and economic analysis.
TELE3119 Trusted Networks Students learn about cryptography of telecommunications networks.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
TELE4120 Thesis A The thesis topic is chosen by the student. An academic staff member will act as the project supervisor.
TELE4123 Electrical Design Proficiency
Read more L4 Discipline Elective Select a course from the list of L4 electives provided. See School site for details.
Read more L4 Discipline Elective Select a course from the list of L4 electives provided. See School site for details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
TELE4121 Thesis B Can be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2. prerequisite: TELE4120.
TELE4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics Students study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice.
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to programming For students with an interest in computing who wish to be extended may consider this course
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1131 Maths 1A
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. You will need to get a mark of 65 or above to enrol in PHYS1231 in semester 2.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A It is highly recommended students take this course rather than PHYS1121.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This is the second of the two introductory courses in Physics. It is a calculus based course. Electrical Engineering students must take this physics course.
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals
ELEC1111 Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering An introduction to the art and science of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
ELEC2134 Circuits and Signals Introduction to second-order transient analysis, frequency-domain interpretation of circuits, transform methods and linear systems theory.
MATH2069 Mathematics 2A
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC2133 Analogue Electronics
ELEC2142 Embedded Systems Design
MATH2099 Mathematics 2B
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC3104 Digital Signal Processing
ELEC3115 Electromagnetic Engineering
ELEC3106 Electronics
TELE3118 Network Technologies This course provides an in depth analysis of network architectures in terms of topology, role and layered specification.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
TELE3113 Analogue & Digital Communications This course introduces students to the fundamentals of telecommunications.
ELEC3114 Control Systems
TELE3117 Electrical Engineering Design Student participate in a telecommunications design project, which incorporates both technical and economic analysis.
TELE3119 Trusted Networks Students learn about cryptography of telecommunications networks.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
TELE4120 Thesis A The thesis topic is chosen by the student. An academic staff member will act as the project supervisor.
TELE4123 Electrical Design Proficiency
Read more L4 Discipline Elective Select a course from the list of L4 electives provided. See School site for details.
Read more L4 Discipline Elective Select a course from the list of L4 electives provided. See School site for details.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
TELE4121 Thesis B Can be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2. prerequisite: TELE4120.
TELE4122 Strategic Leadership and Ethics Students study theories of leadership, engineering ethics, principles and practice.
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* 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.