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Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)

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Why study a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)?

Electrical and computer systems engineering is an extremely diverse field, taking in biomedical, computer systems, electronics, electrical power engineering, robotics and telecommunications. This is a field that evolves rapidly, with new technologies and techniques being patented every day.

Electrical and computer systems engineering spans all scales of electrical and electronic engineering, from the fundamentals of circuits, electronic signals and signal processing; through digital electronics and systems on chips; to the designs of large scale power and telecommunication systems.

As an electrical and computer systems engineer you could work locally or internationally, in a wide range of industries, including power generation, industrial and power electronics, automation systems, computer programming, robotics, health care, and water and energy systems.

Many Monash graduates work in large public and private telecommunications, manufacturing and electrical power companies. Others work for defence and intelligence organisations.

You will also be prepared for careers in other industries such as online ticketing, banking and finance - or organisations that need to create, store, encode and transmit data or manage complex systems.


Areas of study

LEVEL ONE
Core Units

  • Computing for engineers
  • Mathematics for engineering
  • Engineering design A: lighter, faster, stronger
  • Engineering design B: cleaner, safer, smarter
  • Design C: engineering mobile applications

General Studies Unit

  • Leadership and Innovation

Elective Units
Select two units from:

  • Chemistry I advanced
  • Physics for engineering
  • Mechanics of fluids (level two)
  • Telecommunications (level two)
  • Digital systems (level two)
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering (level two)

Total: 48 points

The first three levels of the course provide a broad foundation in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering and in sciences such as physics, chemistry and mathematics. At levels three and four, students complete core units and a management unit and are able to choose from a large number of electives which build upon material studied at earlier levels. Electives comprise approximately 37 per cent of levels three and four.

The design and thesis projects at level three and four build self-reliance and planning capabilities in both individual and team-based environments. Projects are often related closely to the department’s exceptionally strong research and collaborative industry programs within its  research centres.


Duration

The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.


Course structure

The common first year lays a foundation in the basic sciences of mathematics, physics and chemistry and introduces the disciplines available to you for further study. You will learn to apply your developing maths and science knowledge to real-life problems and begin to understand the interaction between engineering and society.

Depending on academic performance and quotas, you can pursue a specific discipline from your second year of study.

Monash Malaysia campus students must undergo training in an industrial-based environment after their third year of study, as required by the Board of Engineers Malaysia’s Engineering Accreditation Council. After the 12-week training, students must submit a written report, detailing your work experience.

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering.


Career outcomes

Graduates can work in fields such as:

  • biotechnology
  • building and construction
  • computer programming
  • food processing
  • industrial electronics
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • nanotechnology
  • power generation
  • robotics
  • sustainable technologies
  • telecommunications
  • transport.


Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Professional attachments

Engineering students at the Malaysia campus must undergo their industrial training in an industry-based environment after their third year of studies as required by EAC, Board of Engineers Malaysia. The duration of the training is 12 weeks and students must submit a written report detailing the work experience.

Companies like British Telecommunications plc, Carrier (M) Sdn Bhd, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc., F&N Coca-Cola (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Goodyear Malaysia Berhad, Hicom Automotive Manufacturer (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Airlines, IBM (M) Sdn Bhd and Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad have all provided internship opportunities for our Engineering students. A list of internship providers is available on the noticeboard for students’ reference. A recommendation letter from the School of Engineering is also provided upon request by the student.
In preparation of the industrial training, students are strongly encouraged to:

  • Obtain a copy of Industrial Training Guidelines from the Course Management Office, School of Engineering (Building 5, Level 4, Monash University Malaysia)
  • Attend the Industrial Training Briefing, specially conducted for engineering students in April/May each year.
  • Consult the respective Industrial Training Advisors in their individual discipline should there be any queries.


Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours):

Pre-university qualifications

Year2017
A Level GCE11
Australian Year 12 ATAR87.5
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education21
Indian School Certificate76%
All India Senior School Certificate81%
Indonesia SMA38.75
International Baccalaureate Diploma31
Kenya Secondary Education10.5
Malaysia STPM9.67
Malaysia UEC3
Malaysia Matriculation Program3.17
Ontario Grade 1283.3%
Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT2020
South African National Senior Certificate38
Sri Lanka A Level12
Vietnam High School Certificate8.49

Foundation Years

Year2017
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*76.25%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies8.25
University of Melbourne Trinity College Foundation Studies83%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.


Prerequisites

Mathematics (Australian Higher Year 12 equivalent) and at least one of Chemistry or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) are formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Engineering.


Fees


Tuition

In 2017, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM44,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM48,400 for international students.


Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200


Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100


Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 2,840
  • Other countries - RM 2,008


Intake periods

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Engineering. This means that you can start in February, July or October.


Credit

Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.


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More information

For more information about this degree, contact us.

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