BB-PHYECE v.1 Bachelor of Science (Physics), Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering)
BSc(Curtin), BEng(Curtin) OR BEng(Hons)(Curtin)
Course CRICOS Code: 041800F
Registered full-time Duration: 5 Years
Bachelor Double Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in more than one discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
This double degree program provides graduates with a background in the physics of electrical devices and systems and a versatility which opens up a wider range of employment opportunities.
Graduates from these programs meet the academic requirements for Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Physics.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Double Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Applicants require an ATAR≥80; Mathematics Methods ATAR and Physics ATAR; at least one of the following: Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR. Desirable: Mathematics Specialist ATAR.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates with a Bachelor Degree may qualify for entry to some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master by Coursework degrees. Graduates with a Bachelor Degree with Honours may also qualify for entry to a Master or Doctorate by Research. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Specific Course Completion Details
To satisfy professional requirements, students must complete 12 weeks of approved work experience associated with the engineering industry. Students may make their own arrangements for employment or seek assistance from the University's Prospective Students Services. Students are expected to gain a Senior First Aid Certificate prior to graduation.
Course Entry/Completion Note
In certain cases, the need to complete special units may result in an extension of studies beyond the normal length of the course.
Bachelor Double Degrees include a combined degree study program leading to two awards. The duration of the double degree may vary among disciplines, but typically requires less time to complete than if the two undergraduate degrees were studied separately.
The first six semesters of this course focus on the development of fundamentals in physics, mathematics, data analysis, computing and engineering. During semesters five and six, students are required to undertake a physics research project supervised by one of the Department's research groups. The final four semesters are devoted entirely to the completion of the engineering component of the program. Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course in one of the two disciplines. In this event the relevant Head of Department shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree. The structure of Engineering, Science and Computing owned double degrees is such that students have the option of completing the component Engineering, Science or Computing degree in the minimum time, provided they elect to change from the double degree within the first two semesters of the course.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply the theory of telecommunications within the engineering design method, whilst remaining cognisant of telecommunications operational issues; apply physics, mathematics, and computing knowledge, principles and concepts
2. define a problem and apply creative thinking to the formulation of a solution; verify and implement the solution; apply critical, creative and reflective thinking to physics problems
3. access information, evaluate and organise information relevant to telecommunications studies; access, evaluate and synthesise information relating to physics
4. document telecommunications information to meet technical and legal requirements; communicate concepts and technical information to lay and professional personnel in written, oral and electronic forms; effectively communicate physics ideas and concepts
5. use appropriate tools to design, analyse and verify telecommunications systems and their components; use a range of technologies to collect and analyse data with appropriate regard to uncertainties
6. recognise that the telecommunications industry changes rapidly, and maintain currency via a spirit of inquiry and relevant further study; work as responsible, self-directed and motivated learners
7. apply international standards, practices and conventions appropriate to telecommunications engineering; apply internationally-accepted scientific conventions, standards and protocols
8. function effectively within a typical multidisciplinary and multi-cultural engineering design team as a team member, manager or team leader, recognising individual human rights; demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
9. work safely, effectively and ethically in a multi-faceted scientific environment
Duration and Availability
The course is of five years full-time study. It is not available part-time. Two intakes are offered each year in March and August. Prospective students should note that places may not always be available for the August intake.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|STRU-BENPM||v.1||Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major||200.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|PHYS2003||v.1||Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism||5.0||25.0|
|MATH2007||v.1||Mathematics and Probability Theory||5.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|ETEN2000||v.2||Signals and Systems||5.0||25.0|
|ELEN2001||v.1||Electromagnetic and Electromechanical Energy Conversion||5.0||25.0|
|MATH2010||v.2||Linear Algebra 2||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|PHYS2002||v.1||Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics||4.0||25.0|
|CMPE2001||v.1||Foundations of Digital Design||5.0||25.0|
|CMPE2004||v.1||Advanced Engineering Programming||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|ASTR2000||v.1||Physics of Stars and Galaxies||4.0||25.0|
|BLAW2000||v.2||Law for Engineers||3.0||12.5|
|ENEN2000||v.2||Engineering Sustainable Development||3.0||12.5|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|PHYS3003||v.1||Physics Project 1||5.0||25.0|
|CMPE3000||v.1||Data Communications and Networking||5.0||25.0|
|ETEN3000||v.1||Digital Signal Processing||6.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|ELEN3004||v.1||Renewable Energy Principles||4.0||25.0|
|PHYS3002||v.1||Solid State Physics||4.0||25.0|
|Year 5 Semester 1|
|EEET4000||v.1||Engineering Research Project 1||10.0||25.0|
|ETEN4001||v.1||Instrumentation and Control||5.0||25.0|
|COMT4003||v.1||Mobile Radio Communications||5.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 5 Semester 2|
|EEET4001||v.1||Engineering Research Project 2||10.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 5 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|ASTR3000||v.1||Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology||3.0||25.0|
|PHYS4000||v.1||Advanced Computational Quantum Mechanics||4.0||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 5 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|PHYS3007||v.1||Nuclear and Particle Physics||7.0||25.0|
|ASTR3001||v.1||Exploring the Radio Universe||4.0||25.0|
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