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By combining telecommunications engineering with computer science, you’ll be ideally suited for a leading role in system and network applications development and management.
Telecommunications systems can employ a wide range of technologies, including optical fibre communication systems, wireless communication systems (such as 4G mobile and WiFi), the Internet, cable systems and satellite communications.
Your studies in this area will develop knowledge and skills to design, build and manage systems that transfer, store and manage information via wireless, cable, optical fibre, and satellite communications. In your fourth and fifth years you’ll be able to specialise in either communication engineering or network engineering.
In the computer science component of this double degree, you’ll gain extensive knowledge of computer systems infrastructure, software methods and technologies. You’ll also gain advanced knowledge and skills in developing network-based real-life computing applications.
This program is taught by experts in their fields. Laboratory experiments are used to consolidate theories, and a strong focus on design and research ensures our graduates are highly skilled professionals.
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.
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 will 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.
As a final-year student you can apply for summer research scholarships.
Graduates of this double degree program have excellent job opportunities and career prospects, and the potential to be leaders in their profession.
Graduates 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
Opportunities will also exist with government organisations that employ telecommunications engineers in transport, defence, security, meteorology and emergency services.
Graduates may also run their own commercial or consulting business.
Professional recognition and accreditation
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 a wide range of sought after skills
In this double degree program you'll combine telecommunications engineering with computer science.