single degree

Master of Engineering in Digital Systems and Telecommunications

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

MENGTELE
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Communications Technologies
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Communications Technologies
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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 Digital 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 Systems and Power Electronics

 

12 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Study Options

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 Digital Signal Processing 6 units
ENGN8120 Systems Modelling 6 units ENGN8260 Professional Practice 2 6 units ENGN6536 Wireless Communications 6 units ENGN6625 Power Systems and 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

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 


Applicants must present a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0 in a cognate discipline.


Cognate Disciplines

Electrical and/or Electronics, Telecommunications/ Communication, Information Engineering, Automation, Control, Microelectronics, Internet of Things, Optical/Optoelectronics, Mechatronics, Biomedical Engineering.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


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.

Cognate Disciplines

Electrical and/or Electronics, Telecommunications/ Communication, Information Engineering, Automation, Control, Microelectronics, Internet of Things, Optical/Optoelectronics, Mechatronics, Biomedical Engineering.

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$47,880.00

Scholarships

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 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.

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

  1. Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to address complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems related to modern digital systems and telecommunications.

  2. Proficiently apply advanced, integrated technical knowledge in digital systems and telecommunications engineering and the underpinning sciences and scientific methods.

  3. Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the digital systems and telecommunications sector.

  4. Understand the contextual factors that influence professional engineering practice, and identify the potential societal, ethical, and environmental impact of engineering activities.

  5. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other engineering professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication media and tools.

  6. Engage in independent investigation, critical reflection and lifelong learning to continue to practice at the forefront of the discipline.

  7. 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.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirement is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

Learn more about the degrees offered at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, read current student profiles to see what campus life is really like, and discover what our graduates have achieved since leaving the College — Visit the College of Engineering and Computer Science website.

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