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Master of Engineering in Digital Systems and Telecommunications

A single two year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Digital Systems and Telecommunications requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

96 units must come from completion of 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses

The 96 must consist of:

66 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENGN6213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors

ENGN6536 Wireless Communications

ENGN6537 Discrete-Time Signal Processing

ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering

ENGN8120 Systems Modelling

ENGN8150 Professional Communication I

ENGN8160 Professional Communication II

ENGN8534 Information Theory

ENGN8537 Embedded Systems and Real Time Digital Signal Processing

ENGN8538 Probability and Stochastic Processes in Engineering

ENGN8637 Advanced Topics in Communications and Signal Processing

12 units from completion of ENGN8170 Group Project, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENGN6513 Fibre Optics Communication Systems

ENGN6625 Power Electronics

12 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with an average mark of at least 70 per cent

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Cognate disciplines

Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications/Communication Engineering, Information Engineering.

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

This two-year program will provide students with a qualification in Engineering at the Masters level. Students will obtain advanced knowledge in signal processing and information engineering which is at the heart of modern digital systems. Areas of application include microelectronic systems, communication networks, computer vision, audio and acoustic signal processing. The program contains a targeted professional development component as well as an opportunity to select electives from other areas of study anywhere in the University.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Apply systems-engineering approaches to address complex and multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems
  2. Demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge in subjects relevant to digital systems and telecommunication engineering.
  3. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other engineering professionals and the broader community using a range of communication media and tools
  4. Work professionally as an individual and in a team environment
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of engineering research methods and carry out applied research in the area of digital systems and telecommunication.

Further Information

New students should read the document found here for course advice.
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