Courses Handbook 2010

132210 v.3 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering), Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

BEng(Curtin) OR BEng(Hons)(Curtin), BSc(Curtin)

Course CRICOS Code: 041777M
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 5 Years


This double degree program provides graduates with a background in computer science and its application in computer systems and electrical, electronic and communication engineering. The combination of the two degrees provides graduates with versatility, which opens up a wide range of employment opportunities. On completion of the program, students are awarded both the Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) and Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).

Specific Requirements

STAT is not accepted for mature age entry but may be used to demonstrate English Competence requirements.


In certain cases, the need to undertake an additional program of preparatory studies may result in an extension of studies beyond the normal length of the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

The course is of five years' full-time study. It is not available part-time. Two intakes are offered each year, in March and August. Prospective students should note that places may not always be available for the August intake.

Course Organisation

Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course in one of the two disciplines. In this event the relevant Head of Department shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree. The structure of Engineering, Science and Computing owned double degrees is such that students have the option of completing the component Engineering, Science or Computing degree in the minimum time, provided they elect to change from the double degree withinthe first two semesters of the course.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering meets the academic requirements of Engineers Australia for Graduate Membership. Graduates receive level one accreditation from the Australian Computing Society.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

For more information contact the Career Consultant, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering on (08) 9266 4816, email or visit our website

Special Note

The curriculum was revised during 2003 and the revised program is being phased in from 2004 to 2007. Information on the pre-2004 course structure and units for students who commenced this course prior to 2004 is available by consulting the 2003 Curtin Courses Handbook or by contacting your course coordinator for the transitional phase. For details on the honours classes refer to the General Section of the Handbook.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1
307545 v.1   Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major 200.0
Year 2 Semester 1
12706 v.3   Electrical Circuits 203 4.0 25.0
12709 v.2   Mathematics 277 4.0 25.0
1920 v.7   Software Technology 151 5.0 25.0
308775 v.1   Engineering Electromagnetics 201 3.0 12.5
308789 v.1   Probability Theory 201 3.0 12.5
Year 2 Semester 2
1922 v.7   Software Technology 152 4.0 25.0
2894 v.4   Microcomputers 202 3.0 12.5
307664 v.1   Engineering Law 202 2.0 12.5
308625 v.1   Introduction to Operating Systems 101 4.0 25.0
308780 v.1   Signal and Systems 202 5.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
12332 v.2   Foundations of Computer Science 152 3.0 25.0
308768 v.1   Foundations of Digital Design 201 5.0 25.0
308798 v.1   Control Systems 301 4.0 25.0
8933 v.10   Software Engineering 251 3.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
308781 v.1   Electronic Fundamentals 202 5.0 25.0
4524 v.5   Computer Graphics 252 3.0 25.0
4533 v.5   Database Systems 252 3.0 25.0
8934 v.8   Software Engineering 252 3.0 25.0
Year 4 Semester 1
10165 v.3   Communications Engineering 303 5.0 25.0
12333 v.5   Design and Analysis of Algorithms 251 3.0 25.0
4517 v.7   Artificial and Machine Intelligence 251 3.0 25.0
9414 v.5   Electronic Design 301 5.0 25.0
Year 4 Semester 2
12834 v.4   Digital Signal Processing 304 5.0 25.0
12845 v.3   Communications Engineering 304 5.0 25.0
310683 v.1   Engineering Management 302 4.0 25.0
9415 v.5   Electronic Design 302 5.0 25.0
Year 5 Semester 1
12838 v.4   Engineering Project 401 10.0 25.0
12855 v.4   Embedded Systems Engineering 301 4.0 25.0
308795 v.1   Communications Signal Processing 401 5.0 25.0
4542 v.8   Foundations of Computer Science 351 3.0 25.0
Year 5 Semester 2
12334 v.4   Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science 352 5.0 25.0
12844 v.5   Engineering Project 402 5.0 25.0
12847 v.5   Data Communications and Networking 304 5.0 25.0
12849 v.4   Mobile Radio Communications 402 5.0 25.0


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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