Major - Electrical Engineering

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3053.1

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.

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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