Master of Engineering Science (Computer Engineering)

Course summary

The Master of Engineering Science (Computer Engineering) is designed for engineers and graduates who wish to gain an advanced understanding at the master level of their current area of expertise in the field. As a graduate of this degree, you will have discipline specific knowledge and technical skills in the design and development of hardware and embedded systems, and develop specialist skills needed to lead a process of innovative change within the sector.

What you will study
You will study a core of key engineering subjects in Advanced Signals and Systems, Advanced Laboratory and Project, and choose subjects in your chosen field of computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering. A research component ensures that you enhance your analytical and practical skills.

For the computer engineering major you will study image and video processing, internet networking protocols and two advanced/technical computer engineering subjects from the Master list.

This degree
The Master of Engineering Science will provide you with the opportunity to further develop their technical knowledge in the disciplines of computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering, and the ability to analyse and solve engineering problems, and communicate these outcomes to other professionals.

Course information

Study area

Engineering

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1445

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

095230M

UAC Code

-

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.

Four year Bachelor of Engineering degree with a relevant or related specialisation in computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering with equivalent average mark 60%.

Applicants with a 3-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with a relevant or related specialisation in computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering plus at least two years’ relevant work experience may be considered.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,344 (2020)

$32,688 (2020)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* 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.

Four year Bachelor of Engineering degree with a relevant or related specialisation in computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering with equivalent average mark 60%.

Applicants with a 3-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with a relevant or related specialisation in computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering plus at least two years’ relevant work experience may be considered.


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

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

86

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 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.


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

$18,768 (2020)

$37,536 (2020)

* 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 2018.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 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 2019

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

2020 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 25 – 27 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 14 February 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 20 July 2020
Session: 27 July – 19 November 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Research and synthesise complex information, and apply expert judgement in engineering design and project planning.
2 Interpret advanced information and communication knowledge, ideas and procedures to both expert and non-expert audiences
3 Employ independent learning strategies to update own knowledge in the field and keep pace with innovations in engineering techniques, industry trends and standards.

Course Structure

Students in the Master of Engineering Science must complete the requirements of one of the following specialisations, to a total of 48 credit points:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering 

Computer Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ECTE955 Advanced Laboratory 6 Autumn
ECTE940 Advanced Project 12 Annual
ECTE906 Advanced Signals and Systems 6 Autumn/Spring
ECTE903 Image and Video Processing 6 Spring
ECTE992 Internet Networking Protocols 6 Spring
   and 1 Technical Elective 900-level ECTE subject 6 Autumn/Spring
   and 1 Technical Elective 900-level ECTE or non-ECTE subject 6 Autumn/Spring

Electrical Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ECTE955 Advanced Laboratory 6 Autumn
ECTE927 Renewable and Distributed Generation 6 Autumn
ENGG941 Sustainability for Engineers, Scientists and Professionals 6 Autumn
ECTE940 Advanced Project 12 Annual
ECTE906 Advanced Signals and Systems 6 Autumn/Spring
   and 1 Technical Elective 900-level ECTE subject 6 Autumn/Spring
   and 1 Technical Elective 900-level ECTE or non-ECTE subject 6 Autumn/Spring

Telecommunications Engineering 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ECTE955 Advanced Laboratory 6 Autumn
ECTE940 Advanced Project 12 Annual
ECTE906 Advanced Signals and Systems 6 Autumn/Spring
ECTE967 Mobile Networks 6 Autumn
ECTE992 Internet Networking Protocols 6 Spring
   and 1 Professional Elective 6 Autumn/Spring
   and 1 Technical Elective 900-level ECTE subject 6 Autumn/Spring

 Professional and Technical Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Technical Electives 900-level ECTE subjects:
ECT8477 Programming Autonomous Systems 6 Autumn
ECTE902 Optimum Signal Processing 6 Not available in 2020
ECTE903 Image and Video Processing 6 Spring
ECTE921 Power Quality and Reliability 6 Not available in 2020
ECTE923 Power System Analysis 6 Autumn
ECTE927 Renewable and Distributed Generation 6 Autumn
ECTE944 Identification and Optimal Control 6 Not available in 2020
ECTE962 Telecommunications System Modelling 6 Spring
ECTE967 Mobile Networks 6 Autumn
ECTE987 Optoelectronic Sensing 6 Autumn
ECTE992 The Future Internet: Architectures and Communication Protocols 6 Spring
Technical Electives 900-level non-ECTE subjects:
CSCI933 Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications 6 Autumn
CSCI935 Computer Vision Algorithms and Systems 6 Spring
ENGG941 Sustainability for Engineers, Scientists and Professionals 6 Autumn
MECH941 Micro/Nano Robotic Systems 6 Autumn
Professional Electives
ENGG951 Engineering Project Management 6 Spring
ENGG953 Modelling of Engineering Management Systems 6 Spring
ENGG954 Strategic Management for Engineers and Technologists 6 Autumn
ENGG956 Financial Management for Engineered Assets 6 Spring
Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

For many decades, UOW’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences has developed postgraduate coursework degrees to provide professional engineers with further training. Well-designed laboratories, practical implementation of skills and an emphasis on innovation ensure graduates have the skills to meet modern engineering challenges.

UOW has a distinguished engineering research reputation, particularly in collaboration with industry both in Australia and internationally. This concentration of high quality research has ensured that the Engineering at UOW is part of the Go8 – Group of Eight Associates, the top research faculties in Australia.