Questions and Answers concerning 2005 changes

Q

I was enrolled prior to 2005. How does the change from 4 credit point units to 6 credit point units affect the number of units I now need to graduate?

A

Degree requirements are expressed in terms of the number of credit points, not the number of units, so from 2005 on you will be required to complete fewer units of study than you would have under the old rules.

Q

Suppose I have done a 4 credit point unit under the old rules, and it has a 6 credit point equivalent under the new rules. For example I am now doing ELEC3504 Data Communications and the Internet. The new ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet is worth 6 credit points. Does that mean I will have earned 6 credit points on the new rules?

A Absolutely not. You gain the credit points the unit is worth at the time you did it.

Q

I have completed part of my degree requirementsand and I am confused about which of the new 2005 units I need to complete to graduate.
A

The policy in the School of EIE has been that a student may choose the easier of the enrolments offered by two sets of rules. Because the new rules are less restrictive than the old ones, the best approach is to adopt the new rules from now. When reading the new rules, where a new unit is mentioned, the corresponding old unit takes its place. For Electrical Engineering, for example, ELEC3203 is mentioned in the new rules; if you have completed the old ELEC3201, you can treat it like ELEC3203. With this approach, a new 2005 unit must be completed only if it is mandatory under the new rules and its old counterpart was mandatory under the old rules. There is information available about the Equivalence of Old and New Units.

Q

I am a Software Engineering student. Do I need to complete the ELEC Signals and Systems unit?

A

In the 2005 rules, the 6 credit point ELEC2302 unit will replace the current ELEC2301 Signals and Systems. ELEC2302 is not strictly mandatory in the new rules; you are required to complete at least one of ELEC2302 or ELEC2602 Digital System Design - so you can avoid ELEC2302 by doing ELEC2602 instead. However, you should consider the implications for later work. The Signals and Systems unit is assumed knowledge for a number of important later units. In practice, it is expected that most Software Engineering students will choose to complete both ELEC2302 and ELEC2602.

Q

I am a Computer Engineering student and I am confused about enrolling in ELEC3608 and ELEC3607 next year. Am I required to enrol in ELEC3608 in semester 1 next year, and not ELEC3607 in second semester?

A

See the information concerning Digital Units in 2005.

Q

Math 2005 Fourier Series and Differential Equations is a core unit in 2004 but not in 2005. I have not completed it. Do I replace it with an elective unit?

A

Your question does not have a simple yes/no answer because of the way the 2005 rules are phrased. In the new rules, you have to satisfy core requirement and complete at least 162 credit points of core plus recommended units (I am assuming a 4 year degree; the number is different for a combined degree). If you had done MATH2005, it would be part of the 162. Since you have not, you will simply finish up doing something else instead.

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ELEC2601 was a core unit in 2004 which I have not done. Do I have to replace it with something, and if so, with what?

A

ELEC2601 is deemed equivalent to the new ELEC3607. If ELEC3607 is mandatory for you on the new rules, you have to complete it. ELEC3607 is not mandatory for all specialisations,so it depends on which specialisation you are doing. 

Q

I am enrolled in Software Engineering. I have completed MATH2002 but not MATH2001. MATH2001 was not a core unit in 2004. In 2005, MATH2061 which is equivalent to MATH2001 plus MATH2002 is a core requirement. Do I have to do any extra Maths in 2005?

A

No, you have completed all required Maths.