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Course Duration:
(48 m) 4 years
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Area:
Miri
Location of Study:
Sarawak
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Curtin University

Bachelor of Engineering (Computer System Engineering)

  Institution: Curtin University

Field Of Study:
Computing, Technology & IT, Engineering
Level Of Study:
Undergraduate
Course Subject:
Course Intake:
August, February

Introduction

The electronics and communication fields represent two of the fastest growing technology areas both in Australia and internationally and job opportunities in these fields abound. With the rapid progress of the information society, the role of communications is becoming even more crucial to increased industry efficiency and competitiveness. The reason lies in the decentralisation of computing power in both the office and factory environment and the ability of specialised communication networks to link all geographically and spatially separated elements.

Computer Systems Engineering covers the role of computers as elements in engineering systems. Fields covered include artificial intelligence, robotics, machine vision, computer-aided design and manufacture, automation and process control.

Course Description

Curtin has a common first year for all its engineering students which builds their range of basic science skills and knowledge, with particular emphasis on physics, chemistry and mathematics. Students then undertake a year of study in common with those in Electrical and Electronic and Communication Engineering. They have the flexibility to change between these courses until the beginning of third year. The course requires four years of full-time study. Before graduating, students are required to obtain 12 weeks engineering work experience and a senior first aid certificate. Honours are awarded to graduates based upon their performance during the four years of the course.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  • Apply the theory of computer systems engineering within the engineering design method, whilst remaining cognisant of computer systems operational issues;
  • Define a problem and apply creative thinking to the formulation of a solution; verify and implement the solution;
  • Access information, evaluate and organise information relevant to computer systems engineering;
  • Document computer systems information to meet technical and legal requirements; communicate concepts and technical information to lay and professional personnel in written, oral and electronic forms;
  • Use appropriate tools to design, analyse and verify computer systems and their components;
  • Recognise that the computer systems industry changes rapidly, and maintain currency via a spirit of inquiry and relevant further study;
  • Apply international standards, practices and conventions appropriate to computer engineering;
  • Function effectively within a typical multidisciplinary and multi-cultural engineering design team as a team member, manager or team leader, recognising individual human rights;
  • Commit to and behave in accordance with the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers

Program Education Objectives (PEO)

  • Graduates work productively as Computer Engineers, including supportive and leadership roles on multidisciplinary teams,
  • Graduates communicate effectively, recognize and incorporate societal needs and constraints in their professional endeavors, and practice their profession with high regard to legal and ethical responsibilities,
  • Graduates engage in life-long learning, such as graduate study, to remain current in their profession and be leaders in our technological society

Career Opportunities

The proliferation of computer systems and their applications in industry has led to a significant and growing demand for people capable of designing, programming, configuring and operating computer installations and automated systems.

Course Entry Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of the University, applicants should have completed Physics and Mathematics, including Calculus, at school leaving level. For applicants with a Diploma in Computer Engineering or equivalent, exemptions for certain units of the course will be granted.

Duration and Availability

The duration of the course is four years of full-time study. Two intakes are offered each year, in Feb and August.

Course Structure

COURSE STRUCTURE HRS/WK CREDIT
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
12706 v.3 Electrical Circuits 203 4.0 25.0
308768 v.1 Foundations of Digital Design 201 5.0 25.0
313670 v.1 Engineering Programming 210 4.0 25.0
314204 v.1 Mathematics 290 5.0 25.0
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
12711 v.5 Electromagnetic and Electromechanical Energy Conversion 200 5.0 25.0
308780 v.1 Signal and Systems 202 5.0 25.0
308781 v.1 Electronic Fundamentals 202 5.0 25.0
313690 v.1 Microcomputers 204 4.0 25.0
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
12855 v.4 Embedded Systems Engineering 301 4.0 25.0
308790 v.1 Foundations of Computer Engineering 301 5.0 25.0
308792 v.1 Real-Time Operating Systems 301 4.0 25.0
308798 v.1 Control Systems 301 4.0 25.0
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
12847 v.5 Data Communications and Networking 304 5.0 25.0
308791 v.2 Advanced Digital Design 320 5.0 25.0
308794 v.2 Embedded Software Engineering 302 5.0 25.0
SELECT 1 OPTION 25.0
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
12838 v.4 Engineering Project 401 10.0 25.0
12856 v.3 Microprocessors 401 4.0 25.0
308793 v.2 Models of Computation 410 4.0 25.0
313672 v.2 Legal Framework and Sustainability in Electrical Engineering 400 4.0 25.0
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
12844 v.5 Engineering Project 402 5.0 25.0
12859 v.2 Computer Structures 402 5.0 25.0
310683 v.1 Engineering Management 302 4.0 25.0
SELECT 1 OPTION 25.0
OPTIONAL UNITS TO SELECT FROM IN YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 HRS/WK CREDIT
12834 v.4 Digital Signal Processing 304 5.0 25.0
308796 v.1 Electromagnetic Propagation 401 5.0 25.0
OPTIONAL UNITS TO SELECT FROM IN YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 HRS/WK CREDIT
12845 v.3 Communications Engineering 304 5.0 25.0
308787 v.1 Instrumentation and Control 402 5.0 25.0
313673 v.1 Introduction of Smart Grid Control 410 3.0 25.0

Source : Curtin University