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Become the complete professional, with expertise in both the hardware and structure of computer systems as well as the software that is used to control them.
Businesses will spend more on software and computer systems in the years to come, and the demand for graduates with both engineering and computer science expertise is expected to be very high.
Computer engineers work with embedded computer systems or 'smart devices'. They're also responsible for major IT systems and many of the downloadable apps available today.
Network engineers design, implement and maintain the digital communication networks that are vital for many big businesses.
Graduates of this program will have their engineering knowledge, skills and capabilities complemented and enhanced by excellent programming skills and capabilities in designing, implementing and maintaining complex software systems.
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.
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. 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.
Our graduates work in industries including defence, health and science, business, communication and security. They design and build computer and communication networks, and work with both the hardware and structure of computer systems and the software controlling them.
Telecommunication operators such as Telstra, equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, and IT departments of all organisations employ network engineers to carry out design, implementation and maintenance tasks.
Universities and research organisations also need computer scientists and engineers to improve their computer technologies.
Job opportunities exist with governments to improve defence, security and emergency services.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are 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.
The computer science component of this double degree program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society which accredits information and communication technology-related programs in Australia.
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 the full picture of computer systems
With a double degree in computer and network engineering and computer science, you'll be able to work with the hardware and structure of computer systems, as well as the software used to control them.