Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Program code

1586

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$35,500.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

084181F

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A

Why choose this program?

If you have an interest in engineering, mathematics, computing, physics, design, instrumentation, communications, and materials and testing, this degree is for you.

Engineering technologists bridge the gap between technicians and engineers and work with other professionals in solving engineering problems. The electronics and computer engineering industry is a quickly evolving area. It plays a significant role in a wide range of industries through the design and construction of electronic applications and systems enhancing technologies such as:

  • mobile phones
  • satellites
  • communication systems
  • satellite navigation
  • control systems for transport
  • broadband services
  • energy production
  • high-definition television
  • satellite phones

This degree will prepare you for work as an engineering technologist, with the skills and knowledge needed to advise in planning, designing, operating and maintaining electronic engineering works. You will gain an understanding of project management principles, microprocessor techniques, electric circuits, engineering practice and sustainability, control systems and more.

You will develop the skills in hardware and software design and implementation which you will need to work in cutting-edge, high-technology fields, including communications, microelectronics, computer systems, biomedical engineering and control systems (robotics).

As a student, you will benefit from Griffith's partnerships with government and industry. In your final year of study, you will be able to take part in an industry placement, giving you the chance to put what you learn in the classroom into practice, gain the skills and experience employers want and make valuable contacts.

As an International student, you will receive dedicated support from your arrival in Australia through to your departure after graduation. You will be introduced to Griffith through an orientation program, and receive ongoing social, personal and academic support throughout your degree.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering is offered full-time and on-campus at Nathan. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 20-25 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

The final year Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) course 3001ENG Industry Affiliates Program incorporates a major project, undertaken in an industry partner environment, which is designed to demonstrate areas of engineering, science and technology from research through to specification and/or prototype of a product of value to the industry partner.

My career opportunities

As a graduate, you will be able to work in in areas that involve designing, implementing and maintaining computer and communications systems.

You will be equipped with knowledge of scientific foundations, principles and procedures underlying the design of electronic circuits and systems. You will be skilled in using computers to design and test electronic systems and be able to apply your knowledge to areas such as communications, control systems, digital circuits and systems, and computer hardware and software. Equipped with project management skills, you will also understand the responsibilities and ethics of engineering professionals.

You will be qualified to work as a technologist in aviation systems, computing, programming, data analysis, electronics, macro- or microelectronics, network engineering, or software or systems engineering.

Engineering technologists are employed in a wide range of industries, including in research, telecommunications, manufacturing, mining, the defence forces, geoscience and remote sensing, robotics, consumer electronics, and biomedicine.

Pathways to further study

Students completing this degree may choose to undertake Honours, Masters or other qualifying programs to proceed to a higher degree by research (MPhil or PhD).

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering (1586)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 FEE BAND 35.5 $443.75 $35,500.00
2019 Fee Band 34.0 $425.00 $34,000.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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