School of Electrical and Information Engineering
Master of Engineering
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Unit of study  Credit points  A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition  Session 

School of Electrical and Information Engineering 

The School of Electrical and Information Engineering offers the ME with the following majors:  
Electrical Engineering  
Power Engineering  
Telecommunications Engineering  
All candidates are required to select a major.  
To qualify for the award of the Master of Engineering a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:  
(a) 24 credit points of core units of study as listed in the units of study table;  
(b) At least 12 credit points of research units of study in the discipline of the candidate's major;  
(c) At least 24 credit points of specialist units of study in the discipline of the student's major as listed in the units of study table; and  
(d) A maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study, subject to the approval of the Dean or the Head of School most associated with the discipline of the student's major;  
(e) If advanced standing of 24 credit points is given, the candidate must complete a minimum of 12 credit points core units, a minimum of 18 credit points of specialist units and a minimum of 12 credit points of research units, with 0 credit points of elective units.  
Electrical Engineering Major 

Core units 

ENGG5102 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
6  A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not a must. N ELEC5701 
Semester 1 
ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt 
6  A General knowledge in science and calculus. 
Semester 1 
ENGG5103 Safety Systems and Risk Analysis 
6  Semester 2 

PMGT5871 Project Process Planning and Control 
6  Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Early Winter Main 

Specialist units 

Candidates must take a minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units, but may take additional units as Electives.  
ELEC5101 Antennas and Propagation 
6  Semester 2 

ELEC5203 Topics in Power Engineering 
6  A ELEC3203 Power Engineering and ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Drives.Familiarity with basic mathematics and physics; competence with basic circuit theory and understanding of electricity grid equipment such as transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling; and fundamentals of power electronic technologies. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5204 Power Systems Analysis and Protection 
6  A The unit assumes basic knowledge of circuits, familiarity with basic mathematics, competence with basic circuit theory and an understanding of three phase systems, transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling and operation of such equipment. N ELEC4201 
Semester 1 
ELEC5205 High Voltage Engineering 
6  A The following previous knowledge is assumed for this unit. Circuit analysis techniques, electricity networks, power system fundamentals equivalent to ELEC3203 Recommended: ELEC5204 Power Systems 
Semester 2 
ELEC5206 Sustainable Energy Systems 
6  A Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with transformers, ac power, capacitors and inductors, electric circuits such as threephase circuits and circuits with switches, and basic electronic circuit theory. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5207 Advanced Power Conversion Technologies 
6  A Fundamentals of Power Electronics and Applications 
Semester 2 
ELEC5208 Intelligent Electricity Networks 
6  A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 
ELEC5303 Computer Control System Design 
6  A This unit assumes a basic knowledge of calculus, functions of real variables, Laplace transform, matrix theory and control theory. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5403 Radio Frequency Engineering 
6  A Students will be expected to be familiar with ELEC3404  Electronic Circuit Design , ELEC3104  Engineering Electromagnetics and the third year course in Circuit Design: ELEC3105  Circuit Theory and Design. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5507 Error Control Coding 
6  A Basic knowledge on digital communications. Fundamental mathematics including probability theory and linear algebra. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 
6  A Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 
6  A Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications, which could be gained in one the following units of study: ELEC3505 Communications, ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet, or similar units. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5510 Satellite Communication Systems 
6  A Knowledge of error probabilities, analog and digital modulation techniques and error performance evaluation studied in ELEC3505 Communications and ELEC4505 Digital Communication Systems, is assumed. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5511 Optical Communication Systems 
6  A (ELEC3505 Communications) and (ELEC3405 Communications Electronics and Photonics) or equivalent 
Semester 1 
ELEC5512 Optical Networks 
6  A Knowledge of digital communications, wave propagation, and fundamental optics 
Semester 2 
ELEC5701 Technology Venture Creation 
6  N ENGG5102 
Semester 2 
Research units 

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following units:  
ELEC5020 Capstone Project A 
6  P 48 credits from MPE degree program N ENGG5222, ENGG5223, ENGG5218, ENGG5219 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5021 Capstone Project B 
6  C ELEC5020 N ENGG5222, ENGG5223, ENGG5218, ENGG5219 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5022 Capstone Project B Extended 
12  P Entry to ME with AQF Level 8 Degree or 42 credit points with WAM > 70; WAM >70 over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two MPE table. C ELEC5020 N ELEC5021 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5222 Dissertation A 
12 
Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5223 Dissertation B 
12  C ELEC5222 N ENGG5222, ENGG5223 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
With permission from the Head of Department candidates progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace ELEC5020, ELEC2021 and 12 cp of electives with ELEC5222 & ELEC5223 Dissertation A & B.  
Elective units 

Candidates may complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following units:  
Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units. Other Postgraduate units in Faculty may be taken as Elective units with the approval of the Program Director.  
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing 
6  A Background in programming and operating systems that is sufficient for the student to independently learn new programming tools from standard online technical materials. Ability to conduct a literature search. Ability to write reports of work done. N NETS4047 
Semester 2 
COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies 
6  A COMP5116 AND (ELEC3506 OR COMP5116) 
Semester 2 
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 
6  A Equivalent of COMP5116 
Semester 1 
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 
6  A SOFT2130 Software Construction (or SOFT2004 Software Development Methods 1) and ELEC3607 Embedded Computing (or ELEC2601 Microprocessor Systems) orequivalent. Ability to program in a high level language. N ELEC4602 
Semester 1 
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 
6  A A programming language, basic maths. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 
6  Semester 1 

ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 
6  A Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended 
Semester 2 
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 
6  A A programming language, basic maths Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
Power Engineering Major 

Core units 

ENGG5102 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
6  A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not a must. N ELEC5701 
Semester 1 
ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt 
6  A General knowledge in science and calculus. 
Semester 1 
ENGG5103 Safety Systems and Risk Analysis 
6  Semester 2 

PMGT5871 Project Process Planning and Control 
6  Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Early Winter Main 

Specialist units 

Candidates must take a minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units, but may take additional units as Electives.  
ELEC5203 Topics in Power Engineering 
6  A ELEC3203 Power Engineering and ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Drives.Familiarity with basic mathematics and physics; competence with basic circuit theory and understanding of electricity grid equipment such as transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling; and fundamentals of power electronic technologies. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5204 Power Systems Analysis and Protection 
6  A The unit assumes basic knowledge of circuits, familiarity with basic mathematics, competence with basic circuit theory and an understanding of three phase systems, transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling and operation of such equipment. N ELEC4201 
Semester 1 
ELEC5205 High Voltage Engineering 
6  A The following previous knowledge is assumed for this unit. Circuit analysis techniques, electricity networks, power system fundamentals equivalent to ELEC3203 Recommended: ELEC5204 Power Systems 
Semester 2 
ELEC5206 Sustainable Energy Systems 
6  A Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with transformers, ac power, capacitors and inductors, electric circuits such as threephase circuits and circuits with switches, and basic electronic circuit theory. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5207 Advanced Power Conversion Technologies 
6  A Fundamentals of Power Electronics and Applications 
Semester 2 
ELEC5208 Intelligent Electricity Networks 
6  A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 
Research units 

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following units:  
ELEC5020 Capstone Project A 
6  P 48 credits from MPE degree program N ENGG5222, ENGG5223, ENGG5218, ENGG5219 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5021 Capstone Project B 
6  C ELEC5020 N ENGG5222, ENGG5223, ENGG5218, ENGG5219 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5022 Capstone Project B Extended 
12  P Entry to ME with AQF Level 8 Degree or 42 credit points with WAM > 70; WAM >70 over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two MPE table. C ELEC5020 N ELEC5021 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5222 Dissertation A 
12 
Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5223 Dissertation B 
12  C ELEC5222 N ENGG5222, ENGG5223 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
With permission from the Head of Department candidates progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace ELEC5020, ELEC2021 and 12 cp of electives with ELEC5222 & ELEC5223 Dissertation A & B.  
Elective units 

Candidates may complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following units:  
Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units. Other Postgraduate units in Faculty may be taken as Elective units with the approval of the Program Director.  
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing 
6  A Background in programming and operating systems that is sufficient for the student to independently learn new programming tools from standard online technical materials. Ability to conduct a literature search. Ability to write reports of work done. N NETS4047 
Semester 2 
COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies 
6  A COMP5116 AND (ELEC3506 OR COMP5116) 
Semester 2 
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 
6  A Equivalent of COMP5116 
Semester 1 
ELEC5303 Computer Control System Design 
6  A This unit assumes a basic knowledge of calculus, functions of real variables, Laplace transform, matrix theory and control theory. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5402 Digital Integrated Circuit Design 
6  A Electronic circuit design and physics of electronic devices. N ELEC4402 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 
ELEC5403 Radio Frequency Engineering 
6  A Students will be expected to be familiar with ELEC3404  Electronic Circuit Design , ELEC3104  Engineering Electromagnetics and the third year course in Circuit Design: ELEC3105  Circuit Theory and Design. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5507 Error Control Coding 
6  A Basic knowledge on digital communications. Fundamental mathematics including probability theory and linear algebra. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 
6  A Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 
6  A Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications, which could be gained in one the following units of study: ELEC3505 Communications, ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet, or similar units. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5510 Satellite Communication Systems 
6  A Knowledge of error probabilities, analog and digital modulation techniques and error performance evaluation studied in ELEC3505 Communications and ELEC4505 Digital Communication Systems, is assumed. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5511 Optical Communication Systems 
6  A (ELEC3505 Communications) and (ELEC3405 Communications Electronics and Photonics) or equivalent 
Semester 1 
ELEC5512 Optical Networks 
6  A Knowledge of digital communications, wave propagation, and fundamental optics 
Semester 2 
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 
6  A SOFT2130 Software Construction (or SOFT2004 Software Development Methods 1) and ELEC3607 Embedded Computing (or ELEC2601 Microprocessor Systems) orequivalent. Ability to program in a high level language. N ELEC4602 
Semester 1 
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 
6  A A programming language, basic maths. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 
6  Semester 1 

ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 
6  A Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended 
Semester 2 
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 
6  A A programming language, basic maths Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
Telecommunications Engineering Major 

Core units 

ENGG5102 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
6  A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not a must. N ELEC5701 
Semester 1 
ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt 
6  A General knowledge in science and calculus. 
Semester 1 
ENGG5103 Safety Systems and Risk Analysis 
6  Semester 2 

PMGT5871 Project Process Planning and Control 
6  Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Early Winter Main 

Specialist units 

Candidates must take a minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units, but may take additional units as Electives.  
ELEC5101 Antennas and Propagation 
6  Semester 2 

ELEC5403 Radio Frequency Engineering 
6  A Students will be expected to be familiar with ELEC3404  Electronic Circuit Design , ELEC3104  Engineering Electromagnetics and the third year course in Circuit Design: ELEC3105  Circuit Theory and Design. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5507 Error Control Coding 
6  A Basic knowledge on digital communications. Fundamental mathematics including probability theory and linear algebra. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 
6  A Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 
6  A Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications, which could be gained in one the following units of study: ELEC3505 Communications, ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet, or similar units. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5510 Satellite Communication Systems 
6  A Knowledge of error probabilities, analog and digital modulation techniques and error performance evaluation studied in ELEC3505 Communications and ELEC4505 Digital Communication Systems, is assumed. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5511 Optical Communication Systems 
6  A (ELEC3505 Communications) and (ELEC3405 Communications Electronics and Photonics) or equivalent 
Semester 1 
ELEC5512 Optical Networks 
6  A Knowledge of digital communications, wave propagation, and fundamental optics 
Semester 2 
Research units 

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following units:  
ELEC5020 Capstone Project A 
6  P 48 credits from MPE degree program N ENGG5222, ENGG5223, ENGG5218, ENGG5219 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5021 Capstone Project B 
6  C ELEC5020 N ENGG5222, ENGG5223, ENGG5218, ENGG5219 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5022 Capstone Project B Extended 
12  P Entry to ME with AQF Level 8 Degree or 42 credit points with WAM > 70; WAM >70 over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two MPE table. C ELEC5020 N ELEC5021 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5222 Dissertation A 
12 
Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5223 Dissertation B 
12  C ELEC5222 N ENGG5222, ENGG5223 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
With permission from the Head of Department candidates progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace ELEC5020, ELEC2021 and 12 cp of electives with ELEC5222 & ELEC5223 Dissertation A & B.  
Elective units 

Candidates may complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following units:  
Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units. Other Postgraduate units in Faculty may be taken as Elective units with the approval of the Program Director.  
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing 
6  A Background in programming and operating systems that is sufficient for the student to independently learn new programming tools from standard online technical materials. Ability to conduct a literature search. Ability to write reports of work done. N NETS4047 
Semester 2 
COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies 
6  A COMP5116 AND (ELEC3506 OR COMP5116) 
Semester 2 
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 
6  A Equivalent of COMP5116 
Semester 1 
ELEC5203 Topics in Power Engineering 
6  A ELEC3203 Power Engineering and ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Drives.Familiarity with basic mathematics and physics; competence with basic circuit theory and understanding of electricity grid equipment such as transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling; and fundamentals of power electronic technologies. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5204 Power Systems Analysis and Protection 
6  A The unit assumes basic knowledge of circuits, familiarity with basic mathematics, competence with basic circuit theory and an understanding of three phase systems, transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling and operation of such equipment. N ELEC4201 
Semester 1 
ELEC5205 High Voltage Engineering 
6  A The following previous knowledge is assumed for this unit. Circuit analysis techniques, electricity networks, power system fundamentals equivalent to ELEC3203 Recommended: ELEC5204 Power Systems 
Semester 2 
ELEC5206 Sustainable Energy Systems 
6  A Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with transformers, ac power, capacitors and inductors, electric circuits such as threephase circuits and circuits with switches, and basic electronic circuit theory. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5207 Advanced Power Conversion Technologies 
6  A Fundamentals of Power Electronics and Applications 
Semester 2 
ELEC5208 Intelligent Electricity Networks 
6  A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 
ELEC5303 Computer Control System Design 
6  A This unit assumes a basic knowledge of calculus, functions of real variables, Laplace transform, matrix theory and control theory. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5402 Digital Integrated Circuit Design 
6  A Electronic circuit design and physics of electronic devices. N ELEC4402 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 
6  A SOFT2130 Software Construction (or SOFT2004 Software Development Methods 1) and ELEC3607 Embedded Computing (or ELEC2601 Microprocessor Systems) orequivalent. Ability to program in a high level language. N ELEC4602 
Semester 1 
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 
6  A A programming language, basic maths. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 
6  Semester 1 

ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 
6  A Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended 
Semester 2 
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 
6  A A programming language, basic maths Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 