Telecommunications Engineering


A postgraduate major in telecommunications engineering is concerned with the design, planning, commissioning and monitoring of complex telecommunications networks and broadcasting equipment. It will cover aspects of theory and application for a broad range of topics including satellite communication systems, multi-service networks for global Internet services, internet protocols and optical networks. You may also engage in areas of study such as wireless engineering, optical communication systems and error control coding.

Study plan

To meet requirements for the telecommunications major a candidate will complete 18 credit points (cp) from units available within that major. In addition, candidates will complete the unit INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT (6cp). Candidates may complete a maximum of 18 credit points of ELEC units of study in this major.

Graduate opportunities

Career opportunities for telecommunications engineering graduates can be found with providers such as Telstra, Optus Unwired, Vodafone, AAPT and vendors like Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, NEC, Computer companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, network management, research and application of that research in CSIRO , NI CTA and universities, multimedia and IT companies, design of equipment and telecom devices, military and defence applications.


Darlington Campus

Specialisation study mode

On-campus day

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