Course at a Glance
Schedule Start Date: 3rd February 2020
Code: BEEOC
Course Length: 3 years

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.

Program Details

Overview

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.

Time Commitment

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
  • Mining

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;

  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. Policy and the BSc Entry Requirements.

Industrial Experience

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 Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • An Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • A relevant (to the sub-discipline) Engineering Advanced Diploma or higher from an Australian higher education institution; OR
  • An overseas qualification equivalent to the above item 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); AND
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or TOEFL equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

It is desirable that applicants hold a Senior Certificate with:

  • Advanced Mathematics; or WACE Mathematics: Methods; or equivalent
  • Physics and Chemistry, with equivalents considered.

Applicants with WACE Mathematics Applications (or equivalent) will be accepted, but EIT may also recommend a bridging course as a supplementary activity. To confirm that past studies in mathematics align with these requirements, applicants may compare the mathematics syllabus to the WACE here or contact an EIT Course Advisor for assistance.

International students who wish to study on-campus in Australia will need to have a valid international student visa.

Please note: 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.

English

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 adminsitered 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.

Program Structure

Program Structure

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.

Semester Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Year One
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
Semester 1 BSC109C
(Part A)
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
Semester 2 BSC109C
(Part B)
Industrial Experience Research Project 3
Holidays BSC110C Industrial Experience 0
Year Two
Semester 1 BEE108S Direct Current and Alternating Current Motors 3
Semester 1 BCS105C Mechanics of Machines (Core) 3
Semester 1 BSC202C Engineering Mathematics 3 (Core) 3
Semester 1 BEE205S Transformers and Switchgear 3
Semester 1 BSC302C
(Part A)
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
Semester 2 BSC202C
(Part B)
Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core) 3
Holidays BSC210C Industrial Experience 0
Year Three
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
Semester 1 BSC305C
(Part A)
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
Semester 2 BSC305C
(Part B)
Technology , Sustainability and Society (Core) 3

Additional Mandatory Courses

Units Credit Points
BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1

0

BXX002 - Hands-on Workshop 2 0
BXX003 - Hands-on Workshop 3 0
BXX004 - Hands-on Workshop 4 0

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

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?

Industry-Oriented

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.

Experienced Lecturers

Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.

World-Class Education

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.

Job Ready

EIT has built strong links with industry over many years. We ensure that course content will remain current with rapidly changing technology.

Affordable Education

EIT is one of the most affordable colleges in Australia offering world-class engineering degrees.

Engineering Specialist

EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.

On-Campus Delivery Mode

Delivery

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.

Learning Support

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.

Brochure

Brochure

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