Specialisation Requirements for Electrical Engineering (Computer)
This page describes the rules concerning the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Computer) and associated combined degrees. It is up to date for 2011.
Table of Electrical Engineering (Computer) core units of study
All candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Computer) degree (including those enrolled in a combined degree) must satisfy the requirements described in the table of core units of study.
Candidates will also need to choose a number of recommended units of study for Computer Engineering, which consist of:
 all level 3, 4 and 5 ELEC units which do not appear in the table of core units; and
 such other units of study as may be so designated by the Head of School.
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Computer)
Candidates for the 4year Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Computer) degree are required to complete a total of not less than 192 credit points including at least 168 credit points made up of units from the table of core units and recommended units of study. The additional 24 credit points may consist, in whole or in part, of free elective units of study approved by the Head of School.
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Computer) in a combined degree course
Candidates in the combined degree course of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Computer) with the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Laws are required to complete at least 144 credit points made up of units from the table of core units and recommended units of study.
Candidates in the combined degree course of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Computer) with the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts are required to complete at least 156 credit points made up of units from the table of core units and recommended units of study.
Candidates in the combined degree course of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Computer) with the Bachelor of Medical Science are required to complete at least 156 credit points made up of units from the table of core units and recommended units of study, but may choose to replace up to 12 credit points of recommended units with CHEM1101 Chemistry 1A and BIOL1001 Concepts in Biology.
Candidates in all combined degree courses shall also satisfy such other requirements for the combined course as are prescribed in the joint resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the second faculty concerned.
Computer Engineering core units of study:
Code  Unit of Study  CP  

First year 

ELEC1103 
Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
6 

ELEC1601 
Foundations of Computer Systems 
6 

ENGG1805 
Professional Engineering and IT 
6 

MATH1001 
Differential Calculus 
3 

MATH1002 
Linear Algebra 
3 

MATH1003 
Integral Calculus and Modelling 
3 

MATH1005 
Statistics 
3 

PHYS1001 
Physics 1 (Regular) 
6 

PHYS1003 
Physics 1 (Technological) 
6 

INFO1103 
Introduction to Programming 
6 

INFO1105 
Data Structures 
6 

Second year 

ELEC2103 
Simulation and Numerical Solutions in Engineering 
6 

ELEC2104 
Electronic Devices and Circuits 
6 

ELEC2302 
Signals and Systems 
6 

ELEC2602 
Digital Logic 
6 

MATH2061 
Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus 
6 

PHYS2213 
Physics 2EE 
6 

COMP2129 
Operating Systems and Machine Principles 
6 

Third year 

ELEC3506 
Data Communications and the Internet 
6 

ELEC3607 
Embedded Systems 
6 

ELEC3608 
Computer Architecture 
6 

At least 2 of the following 6 units of study: 

ELEC3104 
Engineering Electromagnetics 
6 

ELEC3304 
Control 
6 

ELEC3305 
Digital Signal Processing 
6 

ELEC3404 
Electronic Circuit Design 
6 

ELEC3702 
Management for Engineers 
6 

COMP3520 
Operating Systems Internals 
6 

Fourth year 

ELEC4702 
Practical Experience 
0 

ELEC4710 
Engineering Project A 
6 

ELEC4711 
Engineering Project B 
6 
Notes:
 The Mathematics, Physics and Information Technology units of study offered by the Faculty of Science may be replaced by equivalent advanced level units of study (if available) subject to prerequisite conditions being met.
 While MATH1001, MATH1002, MATH1003, and MATH1005 are the requisite first year MATH units for the degree, there is an alternate pathway for Mathematics units for those students who have not done HSC MATH extension 1 and are having great difficulty with these units. They can alternately do MATH1011 (replacement for MATH1001), MATH1014 (replacement for MATH1002), MATH1003 (no replacement), MATH1015 (replacement for MATH1005). The contents of these units should be enough to prepare them for second year Mathematics units. The sequence of the units in this case would be MATH1011 and MATH1015 in Semester 1; MATH1003 and MATH1014 in Semester 2. Students cannot do these changes themselves and need approval from the school.
 Students gaining an entry in the Honours degree shall replace ELEC4710 and ELEC4711 by ELEC4712 and ELEC4713: Honours Thesis A and B.