Specialisation

Major - Electrical Engineering

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3053.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

3691.6 Bachelor of Engineering Science
3771.1 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


The Electrical Engineering major includes core subjects from all branches of electrical engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of electronic components, computers, electro-magnetics, power generation and distribution systems, power and control in public utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and electrical systems. This major includes a mandatory 12-week industrial placement as a completion requirement.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Major advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Major advice
Penrith Campus Internal Major advice
Sydney City Campus Internal Dr Ankit Agarwal

Major Structure

This major is included in Bachelor of Engineering Science and Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours).

Please follow the recommended sequence for your course as noted below.

3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science

This major will be offered at Parramatta South, Penrith and Sydney City campuses

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time Autumn Intake

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

The students who finish 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this unit as an elective.

Year 1

Autumn

300027 Engineering Computing
300963 Engineering Physics
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice

Choose one of

300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary
200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1

Spring

300021 Electrical Fundamentals
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics

And one elective

Choose one of

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2

Note: Students who remained in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary during the first semester will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester.

These students must then complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Year 2

Autumn

300005 Circuit Theory
300057 Signals and Systems
300018 Digital Systems 1
301438 Specialisation Workshop 1

Spring

300076 Microprocessor Systems
300052 Power and Machines
300009 Control Systems
301439 Specialisation Workshop 2

Year 3

Autumn

300967 Engineering Science Project 1
300007 Communication Systems
300071 Electrical Machines 1
300025 Electronics

Spring

300968 Engineering Science Project 2
300771 Power Systems
300069 Digital Signal Processing

And one elective

Industrial Experience

301441 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist)

Note: Elective units must be level 2 or higher

3771 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

This major will be offered at Parramatta South, Penrith and Sydney City campuses

This major will be offered at Engineering Innovation Hub which is part of Parramatta City campus.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time Autumn Intake

Year 1

Autumn

301333 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced)
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice
301334 Advanced Engineering Physics 1
301335 Engineering Programming Fundamentals

Spring

301336 Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering
301337 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced)
301351 Advanced Engineering Physics 2
300096 Computer Organisation

Year 2

Autumn

301352 Circuits and Signals
300018 Digital Systems 1
300025 Electronics
301338 Mathematics for Electrical Engineers 1

Spring

300076 Microprocessor Systems
301339 Mathematics for Electrical Engineers 2
300052 Power and Machines

And one elective

Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.

Year 3

Autumn

300007 Communication Systems
300071 Electrical Machines 1

One alternate unit

And one elective

Spring

300771 Power Systems
300069 Digital Signal Processing
300070 Electrical Drives

And one alternate unit

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn

300772 Power Electronics
300969 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

One alternate unit

And one elective

Spring

300075 Instrumentation and Measurement

From Spring 2022 students are advised to select 301474 Instrumentation and Measurement

300970 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

One alternate unit

And one elective

Alternate Units

300019 Digital Systems 2
300995 Power Quality
300998 Sustainable Energy Systems
300996 Smart Grids and Distributed Generation
300489 Radio and Satellite Communication
300065 Wireless Communications
401140 Biomechanics
301122 Biomedical Electronics

Students are advised to select 301475 Biomedical Engineering from Autumn 2022

301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
300997 Data Communications
300029 Engineering Visualization

Specialisation Sub-Majors

SM3070 Power Engineering
SM3069 Telecommunications
SM3091 Biomedical Engineering

Optional Electives

The following unit is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This unit can be taken during the third year of this course, however, permission is required to enrol in the unit.

301089 Special Technical Project


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