Apply for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Honours and Computer Science Double Degree Major (BEng Hons/BSc)

Electrical Engineering
MDDU-ELECS

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science

Undergraduate double degree major

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 80
  • Qualification
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering Honours and Computer Science Double Degree Major (BEng Hons/BSc)
  • Credit

    Credit

    800
Course outline

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Course outline

Outline

Outline

This double degree program provides graduates with a background in computer science and its application in computer systems and electrical, electronic and communication engineering. The combination of the two degrees provides graduates with versatility, which opens up a wide range of employment opportunities. On completion of the program, students are awarded both the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Honours and Computer Science Double Degree Major (BEng Hons/BSc).

This major sits within the double degree combination of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science double degree.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

What you'll learn

  • GLO1: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 1 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • GLO2: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 2 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • GLO3: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 3 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • GLO4: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 4 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • GLO5: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 5 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • GLO6: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 6 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • GLO7: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 7 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • GLO8: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 8 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • GLO9: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 9 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer Washington Accord.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Engineering Studies ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Not accepted.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Not accepted.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Engineering Studies ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    TAFE Advanced Diploma of Engineering (2 years); or Curtin College Diploma of Engineering AND satisfied the prerequisites: Maths Methods, and Physics/Chemistry The Maths Methods prerequisite can be met with: Maths Methods ATAR; or MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus, and MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus. The Physics prerequisite can be met with: Physics ATAR; or  PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics. The Chemistry prerequisite can be met with: Chemistry ATAR; or CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry and CHEM1001 Biological Chemistry.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Not accepted.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Engineering Studies ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  1. Attained an ATAR of 80 or above

    or

    Completed 200 credit points in the Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course

    or

    Completed a total of 100 credit points in Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science), or other Curtin undergraduate courses, with at least 75 credit points completed in the semester prior to course switching

    or

    Completed a total 100 credit points in Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science), or other Curtin undergraduate courses, with part-time enrolment of 50 credits in the two continuing semesters prior to course switching
  2. Met ATAR Math Methods prerequisite (or equivalent)
  3. Met one of the following prerequisites (or equivalent): ATAR Physics, ATAR Chemistry
  4. Achieved an academic status of Good Standing


Prerequisite Information

The ATAR Maths Methods pre-requisite can be met with the following Curtin unit:
MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus

The ATAR Physics pre-requisite can be met with the following Curtin unit:
PHYS1006  Foundation of Physics

The ATAR Chemistry prerequisite can be met with the following Curtin units:
CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry and CHEM1001 Biological Chemistry

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education provider, you need to have:

  1. A minimum ATAR/ Selection Rank of 80
    Note: Selection Ranks are assessed based on your tertiary studies

  2. Met ATAR Math Methods prerequisite (or equivalent)
  3. Met one of the following prerequisites (or equivalent): ATAR Physics, ATAR Chemistry, ATAR Engineering Studies 
  4. Achieved an academic status of Good Standing

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Engineering Studies ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

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Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Science degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MDDU-ELECS
  • Last updated on: 12 June 2024

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