Bachelor of Technology

Course summary

Cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and cognitive computing are changing how we manufacture and organise our work sites.

As automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies become more widespread, and technologies continue to evolve at a rapid rate, the need for technology professionals is steadily increasing.

This Bachelor of Technology degree is for the future technologists who will build and secure the networks of the future (Cyber Network Security) and bring about the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).

The degree provides a balanced split between the software and hardware skills, while also providing a strong focus on working in multi-disciplinary teams and the integration of industry experience.

What you will study

During your first year you will study programming, mathematics, electronics and web programing. You will then move on to specialise in either Industry 4.0 or Cyber Network Security.

In the Industry 4.0 specialisation you will study autonomous systems, IoT, big data mining techniques and implementation, and cyber security or AI.

In the Cyber Network Security specialisation you will study subjects in ethical hacking, communication systems, engineering design, electronics, digital hardware, web technology and signals and systems.

This degree

This degree is for innovators and problem-solvers with an interest in developing skills across the fields of software and hardware to work in the industries of the future.

Industry 4.0 is the Fourth Industrial Revolution and refers to the automation, networking and securing of industrial and manufacturing processes. Industries must be flexible in adapting to technology changes, and leveraging off new opportunities to remain globally competitive.

Industry 4.0 is focused on the development of intelligent networking of machines and processes with the objectives of ensuring a competitive manufacturing sector and developing infrastructure for economic growth.

A specialisation in Industry 4.0 will provide you with the technology skills to automate, network and implement Artificially Intelligent systems.

Cyber Network Security has been identified as a strategic priority in Australia to meet the demands of law enforcement, national and state governments, and our defence, security and finance industries. With the ongoing challenges of national cyber security, it is critically important to secure our national infrastructure such as energy, transport, food, water and services such as healthcare, education, emergency services and finance.

Course information

Study area

Engineering

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

3119

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

103039F

UAC Code

754550

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR Selection Rank of 70. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Any tertiary studies successfully completed at another institution prior to enrolment may lead to advanced standing, ie credit. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded. Applicants holding relevant TAFE qualifications with a consistently good performance will normally be granted 48 credit points (one year) of advanced standing. Students planning to articulate are advised to take the maximum number of mathematics and science units available in their TAFE course.


Please refer to our Advanced Standing Arrangements website for information on how to apply for advanced standing, or to check whether an overseas qualification is recognised by UOW.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Any tertiary studies successfully completed at another institution prior to enrolment may lead to advanced standing, ie credit. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded. Applicants holding relevant TAFE qualifications with a consistently good performance will normally be granted 48 credit points (one year) of advanced standing. Students planning to articulate are advised to take the maximum number of mathematics and science units available in their TAFE course.


Please refer to our Advanced Standing Arrangements website for information on how to apply for advanced standing, or to check whether an overseas qualification is recognised by UOW.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$17,856 (2021)

$107,136 (2021)

Wollongong

On Campus

$17,856 (2022)

$107,136 (2022)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): TBC (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*
    • *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      2022 Autumn

      Wollongong

      Orientation: 22 - 24 February 2022
      Session: 28 February – 23 June 2022

      Applications Close

      • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2021 (early bird), 4 February 2022 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
      • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2021*
      • International Applicants: 24 December 2021*

      *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      2022 Spring

      Wollongong

      Orientation: 18 July 2022
      Session: 25 July – 17 November 2022

      Applications Close

      • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 15 July 2022 (see UAC Key Dates).
      • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 12 June 2022*
      • International Applicants: 12 June 2022*

      *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      Course Structure

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Course Handbook

      Why choose this course

      UOW has experts encompassing the entire breadth of the underlying sciences, IT, engineering and mathematical methodologies in both Engineering and ICT industries. We have one of the strongest schools for building, deploying and managing the latest computing technologies and business computing systems. Our Engineering faculty is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, this achievement is a direct result of our world-class reputation in teaching and research.

      Working closely with industry partners we ensure all programs remain relevant to industry trends and developments. Students study real-world projects and interact with and learn from industry professionals to ensure their career-readiness upon graduation.

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