Telecommunications engineering

Why study Telecommunications engineering?

Our coursework program focuses on computer, internet, multimedia and telecommunication technology from high-level specification of telecommunications systems through to the realisation of communication circuits.

Core subjects include broadband digital communications, personal mobile communications, antennas and propagation, current experimental practice in electronics and a telecommunications project. We have a wide range of advanced telecommunications electives. 

You may combine studies in telecommunications engineering with a MBA.

See the Research tab for information about Masters by research, or PhD.                

Career opportunities

Telecommunications is a global industry and graduates are prepared for diverse opportunities in Australia and overseas.

Graduates with combined studies in network engineering can work in the design and development of new systems including computer networks, signal processing, wireless systems, and hardware and software development.

Graduates with a MBA can progress into senior management or form their own company.

Courses

Local students

2014 - apply now

Master of Engineering Management

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
October
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This degree is for graduates from an electronics, telecommunications or computer engineering background. The course is designed to develop sound business/management foundations and perspectives, with a particular
emphasis on management in the Engineering sector.
Prerequisite
A four-year Australian Bachelor's degree in electronics, elecommunications, or computer engineering, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field, or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second year level and basic programming skills in C or C++.
Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
Fee amount
Indicative (2013): $25,100 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course commences in Summer (October), Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (July). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2014.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Engineering ManagementMelbourne

2015

Graduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering

Duration :
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course allows you to update your skills or to specialise in biomedical, communication, electronic systems or optical engineering.

It also offers you the opportunity to prepare for further study in the Master of Electronic Engineering, or the Master of Engineering (by research).

If you have a four-year degree in engineering or science (with an electronics major), this course is a means to expand your knowledge and keep up-to-date with developments in these specialist areas.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia.
Prerequisite
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant area: computer science,
electrical/civil/mechanical engineering, or a degree in physical
sciences with advanced maths and physics in the curriculum.
Fee amount
Indicative (2012): $20,580 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Electronic Engineering (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne

Master of Engineering Management

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description


Develop your career in electronics, telecommunications or computer engineering with a two-year Master of Engineering Management. You'll study the foundations of good management through accounting, finance and marketing subjects in your first year, and then go on to more detailed engineering and business subjects.

The second year also includes an opportunity to complete an independent design project to give you practical experience and deeper knowledge.

Students will have access to our professional associations with Engineers Australia and the Graduate Management Association of Australia. Completion of the Master program includes entry to the Professional Year of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. This 12-month program offers extended practical skills and training, with networking opportunities and includes an internship. The Professional Year can be done overseas.

Opportunities to study overseas include student exchange programs with our partner universities in over 30 countries, including the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, the Berlin School of Economics or France's BEM Management School.
Prerequisite
A four-year Australian Bachelor's degree in electronics, elecommunications, or computer engineering, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field, or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second year level and basic programming skills in C or C++.
Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
Fee amount
Indicative (2013): $25,100 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course commences in Summer (October), Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (July). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details

0Melbourne

Master of Telecommunication and Network Engineering

Duration :
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Rapid changes in computer, internet, multimedia and communication technologies have created many challenges in the field of telecommunications engineering. We will equip you with the necessary skills,
knowledge and practical experience you need to excel in this demanding industry.

This course focuses on all aspects of telecommunication engineering, from highlevel specifications of telecommunications systems, through to the realisation of communication circuits.

Core subjects areas include: broadband digital communications, personal mobile communications, antennas and propagation, plus current experimental practice in electronics and telecommunications projects.

You will also have a wide range of advanced telecommunications electives to choose from. You can choose to combine your studies with a Master of Business Administration.
Prerequisite
A four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or international equivalent, in electronic engineering, computer engineering or communication/telecommunication engineering, or a four-year (Honours) degree in an appropriate field, or equivalent. Applicants with a three-year Bachelor of Science (in an appropriate field), or Bachelor of Engineering degree in another field, may also be considered for admission following the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering. Enrolment in this program is subject to approval from the course coordinator.
Fee amount
Indicative (2012): $20,580 per 120 credit points.

How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Download and complete and submit a form.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Telecommunication and Network Engineering (Master)Melbourne

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2014 - apply now

Master of Engineering Management (080775A)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 100
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This degree is for graduates from an electronics, telecommunications or computer engineering background. The course is designed to develop sound business/management foundations and perspectives, with a particular
emphasis on management in the Engineering sector.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A four-year Australian Bachelor's degree in electronics, telecommunications, or computer engineering, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field, or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second year level and basic programming skills in C or C++.
Additional information
This course commences in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July) and Summer (October). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
See Student Handbook for more details
Engineering ManagementMelbourne

2015

Graduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering (019480A)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course allows you to update your skills or to specialise in biomedical, communication, electronic systems or optical engineering.

It also offers you the opportunity to prepare for further study in the Master of Electronic Engineering, or the Master of Engineering (by research).

If you have a four-year degree in engineering or science (with an electronics major), this course is a means to expand your knowledge and keep up-to-date with developments in these specialist areas.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent, in a relevant area.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Electronic Engineering (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne

Master of Engineering Management (080775A)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 600
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description


Develop your career in electronics, telecommunications or computer engineering with a two-year Master of Engineering Management. You'll study the foundations of good management through accounting, finance and marketing subjects in your first year, and then go on to more detailed engineering and business subjects.

The second year also includes an opportunity to complete an independent design project to give you practical experience and deeper knowledge.

Students will have access to our professional associations with Engineers Australia and the Graduate Management Association of Australia. Completion of the Master program includes entry to the Professional Year of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. This 12-month program offers extended practical skills and training, with networking opportunities and includes an internship. The Professional Year can be done overseas.

Opportunities to study overseas include student exchange programs with our partner universities in over 30 countries, including the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, the Berlin School of Economics or France's BEM Management School.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A four-year Australian Bachelor's degree in electronics, telecommunications, or computer engineering, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field, or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second year level and basic programming skills in C or C++.
Additional information
This course commences in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July) and Summer (October). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details

Engineering ManagementMelbourne

Master of Telecommunication and Network Engineering (050071D)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 350
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Rapid changes in computer, internet, multimedia and communication technologies have created many challenges in the field of telecommunications engineering. We will equip you with the necessary skills,
knowledge and practical experience you need to excel in this demanding industry.

This course focuses on all aspects of telecommunication engineering, from highlevel specifications of telecommunications systems, through to the realisation of communication circuits.

Core subjects areas include: broadband digital communications, personal mobile communications, antennas and propagation, plus current experimental practice in electronics and telecommunications projects.

You will also have a wide range of advanced telecommunications electives to choose from. You can choose to combine your studies with a Master of Business Administration.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A four-year Australian Bachelor's degree in electronics, telecommunications, or computer engineering, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field, or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second year level and basic programming skills in C or C++. If you do not strictly meet these requirements, you may be considered for admission following successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Telecommunication and Network Engineering (Master)Melbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

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