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The Standard 4 Year Degrees

The School of Electrical and Information Engineering offers five Bachelor of Engineering specialisations:

Specialisation
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics)
Electrical Engineering (Computer)
Electrical Engineering (Power)
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications)
Software Engineering

Have a look at a brief overview of these degrees.

The Combined Degree Programs

The degrees above can be combined with various other degrees - the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Laws. All combined degrees are of 5 years duration except for the Bachelor of Engineering with Bachelor of Laws which is 6 years. Possible combinations are shown in the table:

Degree Combinations Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws
Electrical Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electrical Engineering (Computer) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electrical Engineering (Power) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Software Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

If you wish to complete the BE and BSc over 5 years, there is an alternative to the combined degree.

General Requirements

All units of study (subjects) at the University of Sydney have a credit point value. The normal year's enrolment consists of 48 credit points (24 per semester).

The requirements for the degree programs here are expressed in terms of core (mandatory) units, recommended units and (free) electives.

To satisfy a 4 year degree, you must:

  1. Satisfy requirements on core units of study,
  2. Complete a specified total of credit points from core plus recommended units, and
  3. Complete a total of at least 192 credit points.

To satisfy a combined degree, you must:

  1. Satisfy requirements on core units of study,
  2. Complete a specified total of credit points from core plus recommended units,
  3. Satisfy any specific requirements of the second faculty, and
  4. Complete a total of at least 240 credit points for a 5 year combined degree program and 288 credit points for the combined degree with the Bachelor of Laws.

Faculty Rules

Details of the requirements (including definitions of core and recommended units of study) are available on the web pages below and in the Engineering Handbook:

Transferring Between Programs

It is not possible to transfer from a 4 year degree program to a combinded degree program without going via UAC. The reverse is possible with all combined degrees.

It is possible for students entering 2nd or 3rd year to transfer from the Electrical Engineering degree (or a combined degree program including this degree) to one of the other (specialist) degrees, subject to performance.

 

 

To transfer at the beginning of 2nd year, a candidate must

  1. have completed all 1st year units of study at the first attempt, and
  2. have performed at an average Credit level or better.

To transfer at the beginning of 3rd year, a candidate must

  1. have completed all 1st and 2nd units of study at the first attempt,
  2. have performed in 2nd year at an average Credit level or better, and

The School of EIE should be consulted for more detailed information.