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Studying telecommunications engineering at RMIT will give you the skills to find better ways to design, provision and utilise telecommunications, now and for the future.
During this program, you'll learn the fundamentals and processes behind the design of modern telecommunications systems and services, including the Internet, and mobile and satellite systems.
You'll learn about a wide range of communications technologies, including optical fibre and wireless systems (such as 4G mobile and Wi-fi), the Internet, cable systems, and satellite communications. As a professional you'll then be able to apply these systems and technologies to various civilian and defence applications such as radar, weather monitoring, global positioning, sensor networks, and provision of services such as voice, video and streaming services over the Internet.
In your third or fourth year, this program offers the option to take a minor in either communications engineering (focusing on the specification, design, and maintenance of physical communication links and circuits), or network engineering (focusing on creating integrated communications networks, management of information flow, delivery of internet and data services, and network security).
You'll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design and build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
To ensure you graduate job-ready, you'll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.
Why study telecommunications engineering at RMIT?
Studying telecommunications engineering at RMIT offers the following benefits:
- Prepare yourself for employment
A strong focus on design and research ensures that you graduate as a highly skilled professional.
- Hands-on learning experiences
You'll consolidate theories through hands-on learning in laboratory experiments.
- A globally accredited qualification
As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia, and your qualification will be recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, the Washington Accord. These include the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Within this program, a strong focus on design and research ensures that you’ll graduate as a highly skilled professional. You’ll also have the chance to consolidate theories through hands-on learning in laboratory environments throughout.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. Combining and further developing the key theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for your field - as defined by Engineers Australia - you’ll work with industry leaders to solve a project challenge.
Before graduating from this program, you are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This 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.
As an RMIT engineering student, you'll have opportunities to engage with industry from the beginning of your degree.
Through work placements, industry projects, internships, seminars and events, you'll be in contact with industry every step of the way.
You'll have the chance to do 12 weeks' work experience, research projects in collaboration with industry and the opportunity to work overseas with leading organisations.
Graduates of this degree are keenly sought after by industry to design and manufacture telecommunications products, as well as designing and maintaining telecommunications infrastructure, services and networks.
Typical employers include:
- telecommunications service providers
- education research and development organisations
- government organisations including transport, defence, security, meterology 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. Upon full accreditation of this program, graduates will have their qualification recognised in all 18 countries that are signatories to the Accord, allowing you the possibility to work in countries including the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one, and as an engineering student you'll have a range of global opportunities.
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.