Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Electrical Engineering Stream

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
Students complete 192 credit points comprising:
(a) 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units
(b) 72 credit points of Stream Core units
(c) A minimum of 72 credit points of Stream Specialist units, which must include:
– A minimum of 36 credit points of 3000-, 4000- or 5000-level ELEC units
(d) A maximum of 12 credit points from the Engineering General Elective table
(e) the requirements of the Professional Engagement Program.
Candidates enrolled in the combined degree must complete a minimum of 144 credit points for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component, comprising:
(a) 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units
(b) 72 credit points of Stream Core units
(c) 36 credit points of 3000-level or higher Stream Specialist units
(d) the requirements of the Professional Engagement Program.

Stream Core units

Complete all 72 credit points of the following units of study:
ELEC1103
Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng
6    A Basic knowledge of differentiation and integration, and PHYS1003
Semester 1
ELEC1601
Introduction to Computer Systems
6    A HSC Mathematics extension 1 or 2
Semester 2
INFO1110
Introduction to Programming
6    N INFO1910 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS1001
Physics 1 (Regular)
6    A HSC Physics or PHYS1003 or PHYS1004 or PHYS1902 or equivalent. Students who have not completed HSC Physics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Physics Bridging Course (offered in February). Students are also encouraged to take (MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and MATH1X02 concurrently.
N PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or EDUH1017 or PHYS1903
Intensive July
Semester 1
PHYS1003
Physics 1 (Technological)
6    A HSC Physics or PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or equivalent. Students who have not completed HSC Physics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Physics Bridging Course (offered in February). Students are also encouraged to take (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907) and MATH1X05 concurrently.
C Recommended Co-requisites: (MATH1003 or MATH1903) and (MATH1005 or MATH1905).
N PHYS1004 or PHYS1902 or PHYS1904


It is recommended that PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 be completed before this unit
Intensive August
Semester 2
COMP2123
Data Structures and Algorithms
6    P INFO1110 OR INFO1910 OR INFO1113 OR DATA1002 OR DATA1902 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903
N INFO1105 OR INFO1905 OR COMP2823
Semester 1
ELEC2103
Simulation and Numerical Solutions in Eng
6    A ELEC1103. Understanding of the fundamental concepts and building blocks of electrical and electronics circuits and aspects of professional project management, teamwork, and ethics.
N COSC1001 or COSC1901
Semester 2
ELEC2104
Electronic Devices and Circuits
6    A ELEC1103. Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc.
Semester 2
ELEC2302
Signals and Systems
6    A (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND MATH1002 AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023). Basic knowledge of differentiation & integration, differential equations, and linear algebra.
Semester 2
ELEC2602
Digital Logic
6    A ELEC1601. This unit of study assumes some knowledge of digital data representation and basic computer organisation
Semester 1
MATH2061
Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
6    P (MATH1X21 or MATH1011 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1X02) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907)
N MATH2961 or MATH2067 or MATH2021 or MATH2921 or MATH2022 or MATH2922


This unit of study is only available to Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies students.
Intensive January
Semester 1
PHYS2213
Physics 2EE
6    A (MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906 or MATH1011) and (MATH1X02) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907 or MATH1013) and (MATH1X04 or MATH1X05)
P (PHYS1001 or PHYS1901) and (PHYS1003 or PHYS1902)
Semester 2

Stream Specialist units

Complete a minimum of 36 credit points of ELEC 3000-level, 4000-level or 5000-level units of study.
ELEC3104
Engineering Electromagnetics
6    A Differential calculus, integral calculus, vector integral calculus; electrical circuit theory and analysis using lumped elements; fundamental electromagnetic laws and their use in the calculation of static fields.
Semester 1
ELEC3203
Electricity Networks
6    A This unit of study assumes a competence in 1000 level MATH (in particular, the ability to work with complex numbers), in elementary circuit theory and in basic electromagnetics.
Semester 1
ELEC3204
Power Electronics and Applications
6    A 1. Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. 2. Fourier theory applied to periodic and non-periodic signals. 3. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. 4. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. 5. Basic electric circuit theory and analysis
P ELEC2104
Semester 1
ELEC3206
Electrical Energy Conversion Systems
6    A Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with circuit theory, electronic devices, ac power, capacitors and inductors, and electric circuits such as three-phase circuits and circuits with switches, the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope and power supply.
P ELEC3203
Semester 2
ELEC3304
Control
6    A Specifically the following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit: familiarity with basic Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus, Physics; solution of linear differential equations, Matrix Theory, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; linear electrical circuits, ideal op-amps; continuous linear time-invariant systems and their time and frequency domain representations, Laplace transform, Fourier transform.
P ELEC2302 AND (MATH2061 OR MATH2067 OR MATH2021 OR MATH2961 OR AMME2000)
N AMME3500
Semester 2
ELEC3305
Digital Signal Processing
6    A Familiarity with basic Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus, continuous linear time-invariant systems and their time and frequency domain representations, Fourier transform, sampling of continuous time signals.
P ELEC2302
Semester 1
ELEC3404
Electronic Circuit Design
6    A A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed.
Semester 1
ELEC3405
Communications Electronics and Photonics
6    A ELEC2104. A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed.
Semester 2
ELEC3505
Communications
6    P ELEC2302. Fourier transform, fundamental in signals and systems theory, convolution, and similar techniques.
Semester 1
ELEC3506
Data Communications and the Internet
6      Semester 2
ELEC3607
Embedded Systems
6    A ELEC1601 AND ELEC2602. Logic operations, theorems and Boolean algebra, data representation, number operations (binary, hex, integers and floating point), combinational logic analysis and synthesis, sequential logic, registers, counters, bus systems, state machines, simple CAD tools for logic design, basic computer organisation, the CPU, peripheral devices, software organisation, machine language, assembly language, operating systems, data communications and computer networks.
P ELEC1601 AND ELEC2602
Semester 1
ELEC3608
Computer Architecture
6    A ELEC3607. Knowledge of microprocessor systems (embedded systems architecture, design methodology, interfacing and programming) is required.
P ELEC2602
Semester 2
ELEC3609
Internet Software Platforms
6    P (INFO1103 OR INFO1110 OR INFO1910) AND (INFO2110 OR ISYS2110) AND (INFO2120 OR INFO2820 OR ISYS2120)
N EBUS4001
Semester 2
ELEC3610
E-Business Analysis and Design
6    N EBUS3003
Semester 1
ELEC3702
Management for Engineers
6    N ENGG3005 or MECH3661
Semester 2
ELEC3802
Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
6    A ELEC2004 or ELEC2104 A knowledge of basic electrical engineering is required: Ohm's law, Thevenin and Nortons' theorems, basic circuit theory involving linear resistors, capacitors and inductors, a basic knowledge of bipolar and field effect transistor theory, simplified theoretical mechanism of operation of transformers.
Semester 1
ELEC3803
Bioelectronics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P ELEC2104 OR ELEC2602.
Semester 2
ELEC4505
Digital Communication Systems
6    P ELEC3505
Semester 1
ELEC4702
Practical Experience
   P 24 cp of 3000- or higher level units of study
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September
ELEC4710
Engineering Project A
6    P 36 cp of 3000- or higher level units of study


Note that students require permission from the HOS to do both A and B units in the same Semester, and will have an accelerated assessment schedule.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4711
Engineering Project B
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note that students require permission from the HOS to do both A and B units in the same Semester, and will have an accelerated assessment schedule.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4714
Major Industrial Project
24    P 36 cp of 3000- or higher level units of study
N ELEC4710 OR ELEC4711 OR ELEC4712 OR ELEC4713 OR ENGG4000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For students whose degree includes ENGG4000, ELEC4714 counts in place of this unit. Students whose degree includes the Professional Engagement Program must enrol in all PEP units. ELEC4714 will count toward the Engineering Work requirement of ENGP3000.
Semester 1
Semester 2
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 (ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732) AND (ELEC3206 OR ELEC9206 OR ELEC5734). 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.
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.
P (ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732) AND (ELEC3206 OR ELEC9206 OR ELEC5734)
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 three-phase circuits and circuits with switches, and basic electronic circuit theory.
Semester 2
ELEC5207
Advanced Power Conversion Technologies
6    A ELEC3204
Semester 2
ELEC5208
Intelligent Electricity Networks
6    A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications
Semester 1
ELEC5211
Power System Dynamics and Control
6    A The assumed knowledge for learning this UoS is a deep understanding on circuit analysis and its applications in power system steady state analysis.
P ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732
Semester 1
ELEC5212
Power System Planning and Markets
6    A The assumed knowledge for learning this UoS is power system steady state analysis
P ELEC3203 or ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732
Semester 2
ELEC5304
Intelligent Visual Signal Understanding
6    A Mathematics (e.g. probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
Semester 1
ELEC5305
Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
6    A (ELEC2302 OR ELEC9302) AND (ELEC3305 OR ELEC9305). Linear algebra, fundamental concepts of signals and systems as covered in ELEC2302/ELEC9302, fundamental concepts of digital signal processing as covered in ELEC3305/9305. It would be unwise to attempt this unit without the assumed knowledge- if you are not sure, please contact the instructor.
Semester 2
ELEC5306
Video Intelligence and Compression
6    A Basic understanding of digital signal processing (filtering, DFT) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
Semester 1
ELEC5307
Advanced Signal Processing with Deep Learning
6    A Mathematics (e.g., probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
Semester 2
ELEC5507
Error Control Coding
6    A Fundamental mathematics including probability theory and linear algebra. Basic knowledge on digital communications. Basic MATLAB programming skills is desired.
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 ELEC3505 AND ELEC3506. 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 (ELEC3405 OR ELEC9405) AND (ELEC3505 OR ELEC9505). Basic knowledge of communications, electronics and photonics


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Semester 1
ELEC5512
Optical Networks
6    A Knowledge of digital communications, wave propagation, and fundamental optics
Semester 2
ELEC5514
Networked Embedded Systems
6    A ELEC3305 AND ELEC3506 AND ELEC3607 AND ELEC5508
Semester 2
ELEC5516
Electrical and Optical Sensor Design
6    A Math Ext 1, fundamental concepts of signal and systems, fundamental electrical circuit theory and analysis
Semester 1
ELEC5517
Software Defined Networks
6    A ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506
Semester 2
ELEC5518
IoT for Critical Infrastructures
6      Semester 1
ELEC5616
Computer and Network Security
6    A A programming language, basic maths.
Semester 1
ELEC5618
Software Quality Engineering
6    A Writing programs with multiple functions or methods in multiple files; design of complex data structures and combination in non trivial algorithms; use of an integrated development environment; software version control systems.
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.
Semester 2
ELEC5622
Signals, Software and Health
6      Semester 2
ELEC5701
Technology Venture Creation
6    N ENGG5102
Semester 2
ENGG3800
Industry and Community Projects
6    A Upper-level disciplinary knowledge. Required knowledge will vary by project.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2

General Electives

Complete a maximum of 12 credit points of units of study from the Engineering General Elective table.


For a standard enrolment plan for Electrical Engineering visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au).