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U78 Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems)


This is a three year course that provides a pathway for students who wish to pursue a career as a technologist in the fields of electronics or computer systems. Students who do not meet the mathematics prerequisites to gain entry into the full Bachelor of Engineering programmes may also use this course as a pathway into these programmes. On successful completion of the first year of studies in this course, providing the MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics unit has been passed or exempted, students may apply for a transfer to one of the Bachelor of Engineering courses. If their transfer is approved they will be granted advanced standing for all applicable units they have completed as part of their Bachelor of Technology studies.



Overseas students may be admitted to this course subject to satisfying English proficiency entry requirements, in addition to meeting academic admission requirements.



During the course, students will be required to undertake a minimum of 8 weeks practical work experience located in an engineering technology industry environment. This will normally be undertaken during a vacation period, even though it is listed as a unit for Year 3 (ENS3173).


Standard University admission requirements apply.


Note: Students who have not passed WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or equivalent will be required to complete a bridging unit during the first year of their studies.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

Completion of this course requires a total of 360 credit points comprised of 24 core units and one 0 credit point practicum unit as indicated below.

Semester 1
ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering 15
MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics * 15
ENS1162 Electrical Engineering 1A 15
SCP1132 Introduction to Physics ** 15
Semester 2
ENS1115 Materials and Manufacturing 1 15
ENS1253 Electrical Engineering 1B 15
MAT1236 Calculus 1 15
ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design 15
* Students who have not passed WACE Mathematics 3A/3B (or equivalent) must complete the bridging unit MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics before they can enrol in MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics.
* Students who have passed WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D (or equivalent) should enrol in MAT1236 Calculus 1 instead of MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics in Semester 1, and enrol in MAT1163 Linear Algebra in Semester 2 in place of MAT1236.
** Students who have passed WACE Physics 3A/3B (or equivalent) should enrol in SCP1111 Physics of Motion instead of SCP1132 Introduction to Physics, and should choose an additional elective in place of SCP1111 in Year Two.
Semester 1
ENS2456 Digital Electronics 15
ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement 15
MAT2437 Differential Equations 15
SCP1111 Physics of Motion 15
Semester 2
ENS2457 Analog Electronics 15
ENS2257 Microprocessor Systems 15
ENS3553 Signals and Systems 15
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
Semester 1
ENS3173 Technology Practicum 0 
ENS3554 Data Communications and Computer Networks 15
ENS3555 Communication Systems 1 15
ENS4360 Power Electronics 15
ENS2159 Engineering Innovation and Ethics 15
Semester 2
ENS3201 Technology Project 15
ENS3357 Electronic Circuit Design 15
ENS4240 Industrial Control 15
ENS4543 Engineering Management 15
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011