Electrical Engineering, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T102

Previous Code:  KT3172, MT3053

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

The Electrical Engineering major includes core subjects from all branches of electrical engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of electronic components, computers, electro-magnetics, power generation and distribution systems, power and control in public utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and electrical systems. This major includes a mandatory 12-week industrial placement as a completion requirement.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Major Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Major advice
Penrith Campus Internal Major Advice
Sydney City Campus Internal Major Advice

Recommended Sequence

This major is included in Bachelor of Engineering Science and Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours).

Please follow the recommended sequence for your program as noted below.

3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science

This major will be offered at Parramatta South, Penrith and Sydney City campuses

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete the following subjects as per the recommended sequence below. 

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

The students who finish MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this unit as an elective.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
Select one elective 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
Note: Students who remained in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary during the first semester will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester.  
These students must then complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
ELEC 2011 Signals and Systems 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 2009 Microprocessor Systems 10
ELEC 2010 Power and Machines 10
ENGR 3006 Control Systems 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
ELEC 3001 Communication Systems 10
ELEC 3006 Electrical Machines 1 10
ELEC 2004 Electronics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
ELEC 3009 Power Systems 10
ELEC 3003 Digital Signal Processing 10
Select one elective 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
Note: Elective units must be level 2 or higher  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

3771 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

This major will be offered at Parramatta South, Penrith and Sydney City campuses

This major will be offered at Engineering Innovation Hub which is part of Parramatta City campus.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
ENGR 1045 Engineering Programming Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 1009 Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering 10
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 2023 Advanced Engineering Physics 2 10
COMP 2008 Computer Organisation 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ELEC 2013 Circuits and Signals 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
ELEC 2004 Electronics 10
ELEC 2014 Mathematics for Electrical Engineers 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 2009 Microprocessor Systems 10
ELEC 2015 Mathematics for Electrical Engineers 2 10
ELEC 2010 Power and Machines 10
Select one elective 10
Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
ELEC 3001 Communication Systems 10
ELEC 3006 Electrical Machines 1 10
Select one alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 3009 Power Systems 10
ELEC 3003 Digital Signal Processing 10
ELEC 3005 Electrical Drives 10
Select one elective 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
ELEC 4002 Power Electronics 10
MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
Select one alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 3008 Instrumentation and Measurement 10
MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
Select two alternate subjects 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
ELEC 3004Digital Systems 210
ELEC 4003Power Quality10
ELEC 4006Sustainable Energy Systems10
ELEC 4005Smart Grids and Distributed Generation10
ELEC 4004Radio and Satellite Communication10
ELEC 4007Wireless Communications10
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
ENGR 3003Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
ELEC 3002Data Communications10
ELEC 2007Engineering Visualization10

Minors

Power Engineering, Minor
Telecommunications, Minor
Biomedical Engineering, Minor

Optional Elective

The following subject is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this program, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project