Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Information Engineering) (Honours)

Become a highly skilled electrical and information engineer delivering efficient and sustainable technologies, for promoting better and healthier lives.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Length
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Information Engineering) (Honours) will equip you with the necessary communication, technical and problem solving skills required to meet the high demand for graduates in electrical and information engineering.

Throughout the program, you will explore key areas of the electrical, electronic and computer domains such as electrical circuits, signals and systems and energy conversion, in addition to the area of information engineering including programming, data science and artificial intelligence.

As an added benefit, our Industry Placement Program, provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable and relevant workplace experience. Take part in a two-year professional development program and receive up to 26 weeks placement and an industry scholarship of up to $15,000.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Information Engineering) (Honours) is a four-year program, accredited by Engineers Australia – the global home for engineering professionals renowned as leaders in shaping a sustainable world.

As an accredited graduate you may pursue a career in the fields of electrical engineering, renewable energy, power systems engineering and electronic systems.

If you wish to progress to further study, you may consider a Master of Engineering program.

  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronic engineer
  • Engineering professional
  • Industrial engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Plant engineer

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
ENGIN1001, 15 credit points
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
ENGIN1002, 15 credit points
MATERIALS IN ENGINEERING
ENGIN1003, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DRAFTING
ENGIN1004, 15 credit points
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
ENGIN1005, 15 credit points
ENGINEERING COMPUTER MODELLING
ENGIN1006, 15 credit points
SECRETS OF THE MATRIX
MATHS1005, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

DIGITAL LOGIC AND DESIGN
ENGIN2101, 15 credit points
SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
ENGIN2102, 15 credit points
BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS
ITECH1103, 15 credit points
MODELLING CONTINUOUS CHANGE
MATHS2016, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PRINCIPLES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
ENGIN2103, 15 credit points
MODELLING AND CHANGE (ADVANCED LEVEL)
MATHS3001, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

POWER ELECTRONICS
ENGIN3101, 15 credit points
POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS
ENGIN3102, 15 credit points
SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
ENGIN3404, 15 credit points

Semester 2

POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION
ENGIN3103, 15 credit points
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION PRINCIPLES
ENGIN3104, 15 credit points

Year 4

Semester 1

ENGINEERING PROJECT 1
ENGIN4001, 30 credit points
MICRO-GRID AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
ENGIN5102, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ENGINEERING PROJECT 2
ENGIN4002, 30 credit points
DIGITAL AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
ENGIN4402, 15 credit points
16 - 20 hours per week

This program requires a total of 480 placement hours, across 12 weeks.

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

 

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)

Prerequisites 

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics;
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in Chemistry, any Information Technology or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

www.federation.edu.au/seas.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700511231 (Mt Helen)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: EG8

CRICOS code: 0100639 (Mt Helen)

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,021 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:
 

TAFE studies

 

Apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program.  You may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after you enrol in your bachelor level course.

 

Bridging programs

 

A bridging program can provide an excellent foundation to build upon in your bachelor degree studies:

  • Our one semester Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program  including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical Maths, provides you an alternate entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university.  On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Information Engineering) (Honours) for the next semester.
     
University studies

 

Enrolling in single subjects (courses) allows you to demonstrate your ability to succeed in study at this level. Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Information Engineering) (Honours) for the next intake.  Recommended subjects include:

  • MATHS1001 Modelling and Change 
  • MATHS1005 Secrets of the Matrix

 


Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Provisional Engineers Australia accreditation is sought at the commencement of the program with full accreditation granted once the first cohort of the students have completed the degree.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences

Course coordinator

Jerry Hu