Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Honours

Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University
  • Awarded by

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Electronics Engineer | Computer Scientist | Computer Engineer

Last modified: 01 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

Develop advanced skills in computer science for an exciting professional engineering career with this Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Honours course from Edith Cowan University. 

Designed for students seeking to start a career in engineering, this qualification offers the essential skills, knowledge and experience required to work in the exciting field of computer engineering. In this course, you'll develop advanced knowledge of digital and analogue electronic systems, computer architecture, software design and hardware-software interfacing, and will graduate with the skills to develop microprocessors, design computer systems, write programs and manage data networks.

With a focus on building industry-relevant skills, this course offers opportunities for teamwork, practical experience and leadership work. You'll graduate with strong skills in analysis, critical thinking, project management and leadership, and have the opportunity to complete work experience, connecting engineering theory and practice.

This qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia and is recognised nationally. If you're looking for a career in engineering and want a strong theoretical and practical base, this qualification is your next step.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Have completed secondary education or a higher education course since leaving secondary education, including a university bridging course; OR
    • Have enrolled in a VET course, whether you have completed the course or not; OR
    • Have completed a Certificate IV.

    All applicants are required to have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR and Engineering Studies ATAR or Physics ATAR, with equivalents for both considered.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:

    Core subjects:

    • Introduction to engineering
    • Electrical engineering 1A
    • Mathematics 1
    • Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
    • Engineering mechanics
    • Mathematics 2
    • Materials and manufacturing 1
    • Electrical engineering 1B
    • Programming fundamentals
    • Digital electronics
    • Engineering innovation and ethics
    • Engineering systems
    • Microprocessor systems
    • Operating systems
    • Computer architecture
    • Signals and systems
    • Instrumentation and measurement
    • Data communications and computer networks
    • Foundations of software engineering
    • Communication systems 1
    • Real-time embedded systems
    • Digital signal processing
    • Analog electronics
    • Engineering practicum
    • Robotics 1
    • Control systems
    • Project development
    • Engineering honours thesis 1
    • Engineering management
    • Industrial control
    • Engineering project
    • Engineering honours thesis 2

    Elective subjects:

    • Power systems 1
    • Wireless communication
    • Electronic circuit design
    • Electrical machines and transformers
    • Propagation and antennae
    • Communication systems 2
    • Telecommunication networks
    • Process control
    • Power electronics
    • Multivariate calculus
    • Data structures
    • Object-oriented programming with C++
    • Internet and Java programming
    • Distributed systems
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  • Why Edith Cowan University?

    Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

    ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

    From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

    Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

    When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Honours from Edith Cowan University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue employment in the exciting field of computer engineering, working in the design and development of computer systems and networks.

After completing this course, you may choose to seek employment as a computer systems engineer, electronic engineer or embedded systems engineer. This qualification is nationally recognised as an engineering qualification and is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Wondering where a career in engineering could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Fees may be paid up-front, or financial assistance is available to help with study cost. Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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