- Course at a Glance
- Schedule Start Date: 22nd February 2021
- Code: BEEOC
- Course Length: 3 years
- Course Location: Perth
CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 095813K
Electrical engineers can be involved in designing new systems, solving problems, testing equipment and working on a wide range of components and systems, from the smallest microchips to huge power station generators. This practical qualification will ensure you graduate job ready as an electrical engineering technologist. Upon completion of this program you will gain:
- Skills and knowledge to in the latest of electrical engineering
- Practical guidance from experts in the field
- A valuable and accredited Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)** degree
- Global networking contacts in academia and industry
- Improved career options
** A note regarding recognition of this program in the Australian education system: EIT is the owner of this program. The qualification is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.
The field of engineering concerned with the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism is electrical engineering. Essential to our modern infrastructure and conveniences, electrical engineers employ their skills across a large number of specializations, including the design of household appliances, lighting, wiring of buildings, telecommunication systems, power generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization.
With this qualification you will have acquired the essential knowledge which underpins both this and other fields of engineering. More importantly, you will have become an electrical engineering technologist.
Each unit is composed of 10 hours of study per week. Full-time on-campus students will study 4 – 4.5 units per semester and are required to be on campus for a minimum of 20 hours per week for tutorial, lecture, lab/workshop and self-study sessions.
Potential Job Outcomes
Graduates will able to be employed as technologists working in a wide range of manufacturing, industrial, chemical, military, mineral process and mining industries.
Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:
- Electrical system planning, design and development
- Power supply, distribution and transmission
- Electrical commissioning and power production management
- Renewable energy
- Electrical instrumentation and control
- Electronics research, design and testing
- Operations, maintenance, field services and technical support
- Electrical project management and business development
- Radio and television broadcasting
Pathway to the Bachelor of Science (BSc)
The pathway to the BSc (Eng.) is designed for students who qualify for credit from their preceding advanced diploma or equivalent studies and industry experience. The pathway will provide advanced diploma entrants with exemption for those units within the BSc curriculum that are technology orientated where it can be demonstrated that equivalent content and depth of study has already been completed in the advanced diploma program. This will only apply if the discipline stream chosen can be closely associated with the units taken in the advanced diploma stage.
It is anticipated that students with a relevant industrial career background (that is at an appropriate career level) would not need to complete the industrial experience, and may also gain credit for the associated Industrial Experience Research Project unit (unit code BSC109C). This credit would be gained only after formal assessment of the student’s career history and it is likely that these vocationally experienced students will need to deepen their academic knowledge and may need to deepen their professional engineering competencies. This is built into the program by three inclusions:
Core units will extend academic knowledge in areas such as the more theoretical maths and engineering science that a vocational entrant may not have experienced;
- Where required, short bridging programs may be offered to overcome gaps in prior knowledge (delivered in sub-discipline units) that are identified when students apply for credit for prior learning;
- Students who have industrial experience that is identified as being at an inadequate standard would be required to complete the Industrial Experience Research Project unit. This would be determined case-by-case based on EIT’s Admissions
- Policy and the BSc Entry Requirements.
The BSc will include two short, well-defined periods of industrial experience in an engineering environment. It will also entail a hands-on workshop which will be used to verify your hands-on work skills. If you already have relevant experience you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form to demonstrate that your experience is of a sufficient nature and standard.
Entry is available to applicants who hold:
- A Year 12 Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students), completed within the past 2 years, with the following level of achievement in Maths:
- WA – WACE scaled score of 50.0 or more.
- ACT – a scaled mark of 125 or more
- NSW – performance Band 2 or above
- QLD – a level of Sound Achievement (S) or above
- SA/NT – a grade of C- or higher or a Subject achievement score of 10 or more
- TAS – an award of Satisfactory Achievement or above
- VIC – a study score of 25 or above
Applicants who have completed Yr 12 (or equivalent for International Students) more than 2 years ago will also need to show relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR
- A relevant (to the sub-discipline) Engineering AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree (or higher) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules; OR
- An overseas qualification equivalent to Point 2 above from a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification undertaken at a tertiary institution such as a university, government technical college, or government recognized private college (EIT assesses overseas qualifications using Australian Government guidelines to determine their comparability to qualifications); OR
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Completion with a minimum score of 24 including English and Maths completion; OR
- Foundation studies or bridging course completion in a relevant discipline with completion of Mathematics and English. e.g. Engineering enabling course; AND
- Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students); OR
- A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or (or equivalent) as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy
Note: All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
International students who wish to study on-campus in Australia will need to have a valid international student visa.All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.
Maths Bridging Test/Exam
Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students (online and on-campus) during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If a student fails the initial test they must complete EIT’s 3 week bridging course (online) and then take the test again (non-proctored/invigilated). If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.
All CRICOS applicants will be subject to a phone interview as a condition of their Letter of Offer (This is in addition to the English Language Proficiency requirements stated above).
An English proficiency test must be completed by all Higher Education students studying on campus. This will be administered through Moodle during orientation week. If a student fails the initial test they must complete additional English language support classes. If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Exemptions
EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. For more information, please see EIT's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
The course consists of a combination of core units, sub-discipline specific ‘stream’ units, industrial work experience and a final year project. The core units will provide you with an understanding of general engineering concepts including mathematics, chemistry, physics, mechanics, electrical circuits, programming, design, sustainability and professional practice. The specialized industrial automation units will build on this knowledge, but focus on this particular industrial automation stream, such as programmable logic controllers, safety systems engineering, project management, process instrumentation and more. For program learning outcomes, click here.
|Semester||Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|Semester 1||BSC101C||Engineering Mathematics 1 (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BSC102C||Electrical Circuit Theory and Analysis (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BSC103C||Engineering Dynamics + Mechanics (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BSC203C||Engineering Design and Drawing (Core)||3|
|Industrial Experience Research Project||0|
|Semester 2||BSC104C||Engineering Mathematics 2 (Core)||3|
|Semester 2||BSC201C||Engineering Programming (Core)||3|
|Semester 2||BEE106S||Fundamentals of Electronics||3|
|Semester 2||BSC107C||Physics and Chemistry for Engineers (Core)||3|
|Industrial Experience Research Project||3|
|Semester 1||BEE108S||Direct Current and Alternating Current Motors||3|
|Semester 1||BSC105C||Mechanics of Machines (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BSC202C||Engineering Mathematics 3 (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BEE205S||Transformers and Switchgear||3|
|Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core)||0|
|Semester 2||BEE204S||Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution||3|
|Semester 2||BEE206S||Electrical Safety, Earthing and Lightning Protection||3|
|Semester 2||BEE208S||Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives||3|
|Semester 2||BEE209S||Power Quality and Energy Efficiency||3|
|Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BEE207S||Power System Protection||3|
|Semester 1||BEE301S||Electrical Utilization Engineering||3|
|Semester 1||BEE303S||Power Generation (Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Technologies)||3|
|Semester 1||BIA205S - BEE304S||Electrical Control Circuits and PLC Programming||3|
|Technology, Sustainability and Society (Core)||0|
|Semester 2||BEE306S||Data Communication for Power System Monitoring||3|
|Semester 2||BSC307C||Final Year Project (Electrical Engineering)||9|
|Technology , Sustainability and Society (Core)||3|
Additional Mandatory Courses
|BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1||
|BXX002 - Hands-on Workshop 2||0|
|BXX003 - Hands-on Workshop 3||0|
|BXX004 - Hands-on Workshop 4||0|
This bachelor's degree is accredited by the Australian government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), which is an independent statutory authority. TEQSA regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector. Details of the courses that EIT have accredited can be seen here.
Why Study with EIT?
EIT programs are specifically designed by an international body of industry experts, ensuring you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.
Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.
Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Together with its sister organization IDC Technologies, the group has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.
EIT has built strong links with industry over many years. We ensure that course content will remain current with rapidly changing technology.
EIT is one of the most affordable colleges in Australia offering world-class engineering degrees.
EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.
On-Campus Delivery Mode
EIT on-campus programs include classroom sessions, practical lab exercises, assessments, class discussions and self-study. Additionally, our students have access to industry experts based around the globe through live and interactive online presentations. Our students have access to a personalized Learning Management System where all course materials are available 24/7.
Practical Exercises, Remote Labs and Assignments
All EIT programs provide access to remote laboratories and cutting-edge simulation software. Hands-on laboratory practicals are an essential component of EIT’s programs to ensure our students put theory into practice. These hands-on workshops cover the major discipline-specific applied skills required for competency in engineering practice.
Remote and on-campus students need support, encouragement and a go-to person. Our students are supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers (LSOs) and Course Coordinators for the duration of their studies, giving them a greater chance of success. Students studying our degrees will have a committed LSO for each unit of study.
The Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) is also available to study online.
How to Apply
Domestic and International On-campus Students
Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing the contact form below. You will then receive an email with detailed course information and a Course Advisor will contact you to explain the application process. Please note that you will be required to provide certified documents to complete your application.
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