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Understand the processes behind the design and provision of telecommunications services, to find better ways to utilise telecommunications to meet the demands of modern living.
Telecommunications engineers design, build and manage systems that transfer, store and manage information via radio frequency transmission, optical fibres or some other form of wave transmission.
Telecommunications systems can employ a wide range of technologies, including optical fibre communication systems, radio systems (such as mobile phones and Wi-fi), cable systems and satellite communications. These systems and technologies can also be applied to a range of civilian and defence applications such as radar, weather monitoring, radio frequency identification, and provision of services such as voice, video and streaming services over the internet and sensor networks.
Within the telecommunications engineering field, there are communication (or radio frequency) engineers and network engineers. Communication engineers focus on the specification, design and maintenance of the physical communication links and circuits and components such as antennas, transmitters and receivers, RF and microwave circuits, optical devices and optical fibres. Network engineers concern themselves with how individual communication systems are combined together to create integrated networks, how to manage the flow of information through such networks and how to deliver internet and data services over these networks.
In this program, you can take a minor in either communication engineering or network engineering in the third and fourth years.
This program is taught by experts in their fields. Laboratory experiments are used to consolidate theories. A strong focus on design and research ensures our graduates are highly skilled professionals.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You'll work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
Graduates of this degree are keenly sought after by:
- industry to design and manufacture telecommunications products
- telecommunications service providers to design and maintain telecommunications infrastructure, services and networks
- education research and development organisations to advance technologies
- government organisations with telecommunications engineers employed to transport, defence, security, meteorology and emergency services.
You may also run your own commercial or consulting business.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program will apply for full accreditation by Engineers Australia as soon as possible within the accreditation timelines set down by Engineers Australia. Upon accreditation being granted, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Gain experience in telecommunications engineering
Taught by industry experts, you'll put theory to practice with laboratory experiments so you'll graduate a highly skilled professional.