Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)

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Key facts

ATAR

Burwood:
75.1
Waurn Ponds:
69
Cloud:
NP?
Lowest selection rank

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

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Course information

Gain practical, market-ready skills when you study Deakin’s Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours). Explore renewables, alternative energy generation and the role of energy production in climate change, and get the hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge to tackle energy production challenges in a changing world.

You’ll have access to the very latest electrical and electronics engineering tools in world-class, multi-million dollar facilities.

From high-voltage labs capable of reaching up to 500kV, to Deakin’s new 8MW Microgrid facility and Visualisation and Control Centre, you’ll have everything you need to design, create and test your big ideas. You’ll practise with the same tools professionals use and work alongside experienced engineers through industry placement opportunities that enable you to develop your professional networks before you graduate.

Want to change the future of renewable energy and have a tangible impact on climate change?

Covering the broad areas of electrical and electronics engineering disciplines, this course gives you in-demand skills to pursue a range of careers. You’ll use industry standard tools in world-class facilities and learn from teachers who are active in the industry, so you always have the latest techniques and knowledge at your fingertips.

Study interesting areas including:

  • renewable power generation
  • smart distribution and transmission
  • urban, industrial and regional power usage
  • energy production and efficiency in climate change
  • design of novel electronics devices and control systems.

The design-based approach in this course means you’ll be able to apply the theory you learn to practical, research-based projects. You’ll graduate with the technical ability to create solutions, and the project management and communication skills to execute them successfully.

You’ll also build on your theoretical studies with a minimum of 60 days’ work experience, where you’ll apply what you’ve learned and benefit from the support of industry experts on the job.

Back on campus, access to our $55 million world-class engineering precinct will help to show you how your ideas work in practice. Bring them to life in state-of-the-art labs including:

  • 8MW Microgrid facility and Visualisation and Control Centre
  • 3D printers: one of the two largest 3D printing labs in the southern hemisphere

design and realisation studios

  • Deakin AusNet Services electrical engineering lab
  • a digital manufacturing lab
  • a materials science corrosion and polymer lab
  • a network sensing control lab
  • a mechatronics and electronics lab
  • a high-voltage lab capable of reaching voltages up to 500kV
  • concrete and structural testing facilities
  • CNC machining centres.
In addition to traditional theory-based classes, 50 per cent of each trimester is dedicated to learning via team-based projects. You’ll tackle real-world industry problems and research, design, test and evaluate solutions, with the support of an academic.

Our project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL) in collaboration with industry, offers you the chance to apply scientific and engineering principles to solve situational challenges faced by businesses and communities. This real-world application gives you competitive insight into the social, cultural, global, ethical and environmental responsibilities of today’s engineer.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 or 2 credit points, sometimes abbreviated as cps. Most students choose to study units amounting to 4 credit points (or cps) per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 31 credit points of core units (including SEP499 Professional Engineering Practice (12 weeks) and 1 elective unit (1 credit point)
  • completion of SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • completion of STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0 credit point compulsory unit)
  • Cloud Campus enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding Intensive Week in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programmes, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core

Level 1 - Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)
  • Career Tools for Employability STP010 (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning SEJ010 (0 credit points)
  • Design Fundamentals SEJ101 (2 credit points)
  • Engineering Physics SEB101
  • Applied Algebra and Statistics SIT199
  • Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Electrical Systems Engineering Project SEJ102 (2 credit points)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling SIT194
  • Programming for Engineers SIT172

  • Level 2 - Trimester 1

  • Power Engineering Design SEE210 (2 credit points)
  • Engineering Modelling SEP291
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics SEE216
  • Level 2 - Trimester 2

  • Distributed Generation System SEE213
  • Power Electronics SEE212
  • Embedded Systems Design SEE222 (2 credit points)^

  • Level 3 - Trimester 1

  • Transmission and Distribution System Design SEE332 (2 credit points)
  • Systems and Signals SEE307
  • Data Communication SEE312
  • Level 3 - Trimester 2

  • Power System Protection Design and Safety SEE333 (2 credit points)
  • Control Systems SEE344
  • Electrical Machines and Drives SEE308

  • Level 4 - Trimester 1

  • Engineering Project A SEJ441 (2 credit points)~
  • SCADA and PLC SEE407
  • Elective

    Level 4 - Trimester 2

  • Engineering Project B SEJ446 (2 credit points)~
  • Power System Analysis SEE406
  • Professional Engineering Practice SEP499 *
  • * SEP499 Professional Engineering Practice is available in trimester 1, trimester 2 and trimester 3.  Students are encouraged to complete this unit in Trimester 3 of the third year of study. 

    ~ Note: Students are expected to undertake SEJ441 and SEJ446 in consecutive trimesters.  Students will be required to seek approval from the unit chair if they are unable to complete SEJ441 and SEJ446 consecutively.

    ^ Must have successfully completed STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0 credit point unit)


    Electives

    Engineering recommended elective units:

  • Energy Efficiency and Demand Management SEE705
  • Smart Grid Systems SEE717
  • Renewable Energy Systems SEE718
  • Materials Performance and Durability SEJ451
  • Engineering Design: International Study Tour SET404
  • Infrastructure Engineering SEV415
  • Control Systems Engineering SEE701
  • Research Methodology SEN700
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
    Year

    2021 course information

    VTAC code
    1400314811 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    1400514811 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    1400614811 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    S461
    CRICOS code?
    079997G Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne) (First year of course only)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne) (First year of course only)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 intake only available at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (Online).

    * Only the first year of this Engineering program is available at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.  Students enrolled at the Melbourne Burwood Campus will be required to transfer to the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or Cloud (online) mode for the second year of their program.

    International students holding student visas – this course is registered for delivery to student visa holders at Geelong Waurn Ponds campus.

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    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 Recognition of Prior Learning. Credit may be considered for skills obtained in the workforce or by informal means.

    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.

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    In order to satisfy course accreditation requirements, as specified and administered by Engineers Australia, all Cloud Campus 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 Campus enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding Intensive Week in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programmes, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

    International students: Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus. To participate in the mandatory campus based scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week, it is suggested that you apply for a tourist visa to enter Australia. Please be advised that Deakin University cannot guarantee that you will be granted a tourist visa by the Australian Government.

    International students studying through the Cloud Campus may not be granted a visitor visa to complete mandatory onsite components of the course.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    Through SEP499 Professional Engineering Practice, you’ll gain industry experience by completing at least 60 days (12 fulltime weeks) of practical work experience in an engineering workplace, developing and enhancing your understanding of the engineering profession, possible career outcomes, and the opportunity to establish valuable professional networks.

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    Entry requirements

    Current or recent Year 12

    The following entry requirements are applicable to current Year 12 students and applicants who graduated from a senior secondary certificate in the past two years and haven't undertaken any further study.

    Prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

    ATAR

    This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Higher education experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate and have started a higher education program, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    TAFE experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate and have started a VET program, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your secondary education and subsequent academic records as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Work and life experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate more than three years ago, or you have not successfully completed your senior secondary certificate, you can use your work and life experience to support your application.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Selection adjustments

    Subject adjustment

    A study score of 30 in any English, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Systems Engineering equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 10 points.

    Access and equity

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enable Deakin to consider disadvantaged circumstances you may have experienced and the impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you’re from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements. Learn more about Deakin’s special entry access schemes.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you're from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements.

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2020 students (PDF, 581.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50% of the course at Deakin University.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
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    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

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    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Application Portal.

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    How to apply

    Entry pathways

    View pathways into the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) with our pathways finder.

    Contact information

    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
    School of Engineering
    deakin.edu.au/engineering

    Prospective student enquiries
    Are you looking to apply for this course or would like further information?
    Call 1800 693 888 or email us at myfuture@deakin.edu.au
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    Call 03 5227 2463 or email us at sebe-enquire@deakin.edu.au
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    Why choose Deakin

    Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Our industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

    Study in Deakin’s $55 million dollar engineering training facility

    Industry-linked projects from your first year

    Ranked in the top 1% for electrical and electronics engineering globally**

    Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia

    Career outcomes

    With an international skills shortage in engineering, Deakin’s Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) graduates find themselves with value to contribute across a range of roles, including:

    • power engineer
    • electrical design engineer
    • telecommunications engineer
    • industrial engineer
    • PLC programmer
    • electronic test engineer
    • research engineer
    • design engineer
    • special effects technician
    • robotics engineers and technician
    • solar cell technician
    • clear car engineer
    • automotive electrician
    • multimedia systems specialist
    • renewable energy consultant

    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.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Integrate well-developed knowledge of physical sciences and engineering fundamentals, which underpins the engineering discipline to analyse complex engineering problems and to evaluate possible solutions.  Apply professional engineering knowledge, and knowledge of contextual factors in order to design, develop and maintain sustainable engineering infrastructure, systems or products.  Plan and execute research projects to show capacity for advanced knowledge and skills in an engineering discipline and thereby demonstrate the ability to continue professional development and/or scholarship.

    Communication

    Apply effective communication skills in a professional context to interpret, evaluate and present technical engineering information using oral, written, visual modes.  Demonstrate proficiency in comprehending viewpoints of others and present arguments and justifications for representing engineering position to technical and non-technical audience.

    Digital literacy

    Identify, select and use digital technologies and tools relevant to the engineering discipline to generate, manage and share information.  Demonstrate the ability to independently and systematically locate information, evaluate its reliability, and use the information for engineering design, problem solving and research purposes.

    Critical thinking

    Demonstrate autonomy and judgement through balanced application of logic, intellectual and research criteria to review, analyse, and synthesise information for engineering problem solving.

    Problem solving

    Apply engineering knowledge, skills and techniques to identify and define complex problems in a variety of contexts.  Evaluate and use established engineering methods to identify potential solutions to independently and collaboratively resolve complex engineering problems and realise solutions.  Demonstrate innovative and creative approaches and/or solutions in planning, designing or executing engineering projects. 

    Self-management

    Evaluate own knowledge and skills using frameworks of reflection and take responsibility for learning and performance.  Work responsibly and safely in engineering environments to demonstrate professionalism.

    Teamwork

    Undertake various team roles, work effectively within a team, and utilise effective teamwork skills in order to achieve learning goals.  Apply interpersonal skills to interact and collaborate to enhance outcomes through shared individual and collective knowledge and creative capacity to optimise complex problem resolution.

    Global citizenship

    Formulate sustainable engineering practices by integrating aspects of design, development or research through concern for economic, environmental, social and cultural perspectives and values.  Engage with global traditions and current trends in engineering practice in order to appreciate diversity, seek equity in outcomes and adopt ethical and professional standards. 

    Approved by Faculty Board 27 June 2019

    * 2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
    # ARWU Rankings 2019
    ~ According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
    ^ Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
    ^^ Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
    **QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

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