Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Mathematics (BEng (Hons), UG:Bachelor)

University of Newcastle, Australia

Cricos: 00109J

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The award
BEng (Hons), UG:Bachelor

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February

International course fees
AUD 31930 per year

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About Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Mathematics at University of Newcastle, Australia

At UON we train engineers capable of solving the world's greatest challenges. As a computer engineer you may develop a precision agriculture system to optimise food production and minimise the use of chemicals in farming. You might develop breakthrough data transfer technology for remote access to medical services. Or, you could design a computer system that creates greater efficiency in wind turbine energy production.

What is computer engineering? Computer engineers use digital and computing technologies to solve problems in industrial systems and in areas such as information processing, data transfer, communications, commerce and travel. They combine creativity with technology to develop both hardware and software for electronic and microprocessor-based systems.

Why combine engineering with mathematics? Complete these two bachelor degrees in just five years - deepen your technical skills with advanced maths courses. Mathematics is fundamental to break-through engineering and can open up new, complimentary fields like data mining, mathematical modelling, statistics and predictive analysis.

Why study with us?

  • Real-world insights: Connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
  • Be workplace ready: Graduates rated us no.1 in NSW for workplace ready skills. In 2016, 93% of graduates were employed within 4 months.
  • Travel the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia. You can even start while you're studying with international exchanges and scholarships available.
  • We're No.1 in Australia for overall quality of the educational experience.
  • Fast-Track Masters - advance your career and gain a Master of Professional Engineering in just 1 year on top of your Bachelor of Engineering degree.

What will you study?

Build critical technical and engineering skills through courses in:

  • advanced computer systems
  • advanced physics
  • calculus of science and engineering
  • computer engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • embedded systems
  • engineering mathematics
  • procedural programming
  • programmable logic design
  • quantum mechanics and semiconductor physics
  • signals and systems

Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems. Gain invaluable practical experience through your industry placement.

Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle 'wicked problems' and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.

Develop your mathematics skills in:

  • advanced physics
  • calculus
  • complex analysis
  • linear algebra
  • mathematical discovery
  • mathematical modelling
  • quantum mechanics and semiconductor physics
  • statistics

Careers

Computer engineers are an essential part of wide range of industries. They may find employment in computer design and development, instrumentation and control, ICT infrastructure, defence applications, healthcare systems and communication networks/internet development. Average starting salaries for engineers are great - more than $80,000 per annum.

Computer engineering is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:

  • information and communications technologist
  • computer systems specialist
  • web developer
  • information technology manager
  • computer systems analyst
  • network engineer

It's also common for engineers to take on senior leadership roles in innovative businesses. The CEOs of Google, Mircosoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers. In fact, engineering is the most common degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs!

The combined degree advantage: Your advanced mathematics skills will help ensure you can progress to senior engineering roles, explore research and development fields or open up other possibilities in data analysis, finance, stock-market prediction, risk analysis.

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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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