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Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)

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Award granted Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code079997G
Deakin course codeS461

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Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) places great emphasis on the practical application of engineering and scientific principles to produce industry-ready engineers, who are immediately employable and capable of adapting to an ever-changing future.

 

Electrical and electronic engineers are responsible for the design, construction, protection and project management of power generation, distribution, transmission, scheduling and usage, automation and control.

 

This program covers the broad areas of electrical and electronic engineering disciplines, including renewable electrical power generation; smart distribution; urban, industrial, rural and regional power usage; and the role of energy production and efficiency in climate change. This course has been designed to attract students who can be trained to fulfil the shortage of electrical and electronic engineers. It also is designed to encourage responsible use of electrical power in a changing climate. You will learn and practice on industry standard tools in world-class facilities. The program also has strong links with the electrical and renewable energy engineering industry, providing students with a true professional engineering practice.

 

You will learn generic skills including entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership, project management, technical report writing and presentation, and comprehension and communication. You will also develop an understanding of the ethical basis of the engineering profession and practice, contemporary technical and professional issues in the practice of engineering, as well as how to address complex problems and produce innovative solutions beneficial to an organisation and society.

 

You will also gain a sound, fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying technology; learn the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources; acquire the mathematical and computational skills necessary for solving theoretical and practical problems and for meeting future changes in technology; and gain an understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to gain employment in power generation distribution and transmission organisations, electronic design, factory control, local government, public works and consulting.

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Articulation and credit transfer

Flexible entry into the course allows students to upgrade their qualifications and to obtain credit for previous studies/experience. Applicants with appropriate TAFE qualifications or other approved post-secondary studies may apply for credit for prior learning. Credit may be considered for skills obtained in the workforce or by informal means.

Attendance requirements

In order to satisfy course accreditation requirements, as specified and administered by Engineers Australia, all Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to participate in Campus learning activities equivalent to a minimum duration of one full academic week for every trimester of effective full time study in order to ensure that graduates possess and have demonstrated the minimum necessary knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities, and professional skills, values and attitudes at successful completion of the course to be sufficiently prepared to enter professional engineering practice.

Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 8 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection.  Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering, telephone 03 9244 6699.

Engineering professional practice sequence

A series of professional practice units have been introduced as core requirements of the undergraduate Engineering courses.  These four units (one at each year level) are intended to enable students to increase their awareness of various generic engineering, technological and professional practice skills, and how those skills are applied in the workplace. There will be an emphasis on group activities and assessment and a focus on the 'real' world.

Work experience

Before students will be deemed eligible to graduate they must obtain an aggregate of at least 12 weeks of suitable practical experience during their program. Work experience would normally be gained during the vacation periods. Further details are contained in the unit description for SEP490 Engineering Work Experience.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

  • 30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units 
  • completion of SEE010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • a maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1
  • completion of SEP490 – 12 Week Engineering Work Experience (0 credit points)
  • Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 8 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

 

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Course structure

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEB121 Engineering Practice  

SEP101 Engineering Physics  

SIT199 Applied Algebra and Statistics  

SED102 Engineering Graphics and CAD  

SEE010 Safety Induction Program  *

*Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit point induction unit.

 

Trimester 2

SEE103 Electrical Systems  

SEM111 Engineering Materials 1  

SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  

SIT172 Programming for Engineers  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

SEP291 Engineering Modelling  

SEE207 Power Engineering Design  

SEE202 Digital Electronics  

SEE206 Measurement and Instrumentation  

 

Trimester 2

SEB223 The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists  

SEE215 Microcontroller Principles  

SEE205 Analogue Electronics  

SEE208 Modern Power Generation Systems Design  

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

SEE307 Electronic Systems and Signals  

SEE321 Electro-Mechanical Systems  

SEE320 Microcontroller System Design  

SEE309 Power Systems Protection and Relaying  

 

Trimester 2

SEB324 Project Management  

SEE308 Electrical Machines  

 

SEE344 Control Engineering  

SEE312 Electronic Data Communications  

 

Level 4

Trimester 1

SEJ441 Engineering Project A  

SEE405 Smart Generation and Transmission  

SEE406 Electrical Systems and Safety  

 

 

Engineering elective

 

Trimester 2

SEJ446 Engineering Project B  (2cps)

SEE412 Industrial Data Communication and Design  

SEP490 Engineering Work Experience  

Engineering elective

Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3

 

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