Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering





Our electrical and computer systems engineering (ECSE) course is a unique blend of electronics, computer systems, electrical power and telecommunications engineering.

In addition to the core subjects, you will also learn programming (including Python, if you choose to minor in Computer Science, or  Computer Networks and Security). Furthermore, through the ‘Computer Vision’ elective unit, you will learn Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (including deep learning).

In the third-year capstone unit, you will design and build a robot to solve a challenging engineering problem through the integration of knowledge in electronics,  electro-mechanical systems, and microcontroller programming.

We have four specialised labs - Deep Learning Lab, IOT (Internet of Things) Lab, Intelligent Lighting Lab, and Micro and Nano Devices Lab - to support research and final year projects.

As an ECSE graduate, you are well-equipped to develop the next-generation communication technologies, new electronic sensors and devices, and smart solutions to improve, for example, manufacturing, transportation and healthcare using IOT. You could even help build a smart city that is lit by intelligent lights and powered by a smart grid.

With their diverse skills, ECSE graduates work in a wide range of industries, including the fast-changing high-tech industries. They are well sought after by multinational companies, and some have been offered jobs even before they complete their degree.

Monash Graduate Attributes

Monash University prepares its graduates to be:

1. Responsible and effective global citizens who:

a. engage in an internationalized world
b. exhibit cross-cultural competence
c. demonstrate ethical values

2. Critical and creative scholars who: 

a. produce innovative solutions to problems
b. apply research skills to a range of challenges
c. communicate perceptively and effectively

Program Education Objectives (PEOs)

The Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering discipline expects to produce graduates, who are:

  1. competent in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  2. responsible and effective global citizens
  3. leaders in their chosen profession or society at large

Program Outcomes (POs)

The  Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering discipline has developed a set of Program Outcomes (POs) for all of its graduates based on the competencies required by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council.

  1. Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and specialization in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems
  2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, survey research literature and  analyze complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences
  3. Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs.
  4. Research-based Investigation: Conduct investigations of complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations
  6. Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems
  7. Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems in environmental contexts
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice
  9. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions
  10. Individual and Team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings
  11. Lifelong Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change
  12. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to manage projects

Mapping of Units to POs