This two-year master qualification provides students with specialised knowledge and professional engineering skills to prepare them for a career in 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 builds on ANU’s interdisciplinary engineering focus and research expertise to give students the skills to address complex multi-disciplinary problems, while at the same time providing advanced technical knowledge in digital systems and telecommunications engineering.
The program includes specialised courses in signal processing, engineering statistics, wireless communications, embedded systems and information theory. Students also have the opportunity to select electives from across the University, or to extend their technical knowledge into related areas such as computer networking, data analytics, computer vision and robotics.
Work Integrated Learning is an important part of the program and is delivered through the group project.
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Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to address complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems related to modern digital systems and telecommunications.
Proficiently apply advanced, integrated technical knowledge in digital systems and telecommunications engineering and the underpinning sciences and scientific methods.
Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the digital systems and telecommunications sector.
Understand the contextual factors that influence professional engineering practice, and identify the potential societal, ethical, and environmental impact of engineering activities.
Communicate effectively with colleagues, other engineering professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication media and tools.
Engage in independent investigation, critical reflection and lifelong learning to continue to practice at the forefront of the discipline.
Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating autonomy, ethical conduct, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve engineering outcomes at a high standard.
Further InformationNew students should read the document found here for course advice.
A Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0, and a minimum of 1 course in Digital Communications or Digital Systems.
Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications/Communication Engineering, Information Engineering.
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
The Master of Engineering in Digital Systems and Telecommunications requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
78 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
ENGN6213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors
ENGN6250 Professional Practice 1
ENGN6536 Wireless Communications
ENGN6537 Discrete-Time Signal Processing
ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering
ENGN8120 Systems Modelling
ENGN8170 Group Project
ENGN8260 Professional Practice 2
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
A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ENGN6513 Fibre Optics Communication Systems
ENGN6625 Power Electronics
A maximum of 12 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
|Year 1 48 units||ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering 6 units||ENGN6250 Professional Practice 1 6 units||ENGN6213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors 6 units||ENGN6537 Discrete-Time Signal Processing 6 units|
|ENGN8120 Systems Modelling 6 units||ENGN8260 Professional Practice 2 6 units||ENGN6536 Wireless Communications 6 units||ENGN6625 Power Electronics 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||ENGN8538 Probability and Stochastic Processes in Engineering 6 units||ENGN8637 Advanced Topics in Communications and Signal Processing 6 units||ENGN8170 Group Project 12 units||ENGN8170 Group Project 12 units|
|ENGN8534 Information Theory 6 units||ENGN8537 Embedded Systems and Real Time Digital Signal Processing 6 units||University elective 6 units||University elective 6 units|