Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Sports Engineering)

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Course essentials

Prepare to contribute to the latest in technical innovations in electrical and sports engineering.

This course responds to the industry's latest demand for electrical engineers that understand human user requirements, can design next generation wearable technologies and can confidently analyse data to provide the winning edge.

Graduates of this course are professional Electrical and Electronic Engineers with specialisations in sports engineering.

Students strongly engage with industry through:

  • our industry network of local and international academic institutions (for example US, UK, France, Germany and China)
  • local sports associations (for example Australian Institute of Sport, Victorian Institute of Sport)
  • local sports businesses (for example Racesafe Australia, Ventou Sports, and Autocoach Pty Ltd).

Engagement takes place through real projects embedded throughout the course, final year capstone projects and work experience/internships.

International study tours are frequently undertaken for students to participate in a 2-3 week workshops focused on specific engineering problems. Travel grants are available for students.



Graduates of this course are professional Electrical Engineers who may find careers in traditional electrical engineering areas such as (not limited to) the:

  • design and management of communications infrastructure (mobile networks and the internet)
  • design of  embedded systems for use within a wide range of applications and industries
  • management and control of large industrial manufacturing plants and substations
  • design of solutions for power and smart meter networks.

Graduates with a passion for sports and healthcare with the relevant degree specialisation could work in areas such as (not limited to) the:

  • design of electronic measurement solutions required by sports applications
  • design of  wearable electronic systems for sports and health
  • analysis of data generated by real time systems
  • software application development for sports and health.

Job titles

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Sports Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Embedded Systems Engineer
  • Power Engineer
  • Control Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Software Programmer
  • Biomechanics.

Employment rates

78.1 per cent of electrical engineering graduates in Australia were in full time employment four months after graduation (Engineers Australia 2016).

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Course objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Sports Engineering) will be able to:

  1. Integrate conceptual understanding of mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences with core bodies of knowledge within the electrical and electronic engineering and sports engineering discipline;
  2. Exhibit expertise and professional judgement in engineering design practice which acknowledges contextual factors impacting the electrical and electronic engineering and sports engineering discipline;
  3. Adapt theoretical knowledge applicable to the discipline and propose creative, innovative and sustainable engineering practices;
  4. Critically evaluate both sources and validity of information and use established processes for information management
  5. Plan and execute a research project, professional project or piece of scholarship which demonstrates intellectual independence and contributes to the evidence base within the engineering discipline;
  6. Discriminate and defend the application of established engineering methods and processes to promote systems which resolve existing and emerging complex engineering problems (including those that require cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills);
  7. Present clear and coherent expositions of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences;
  8. Exemplify the requisite characteristics for team leadership and membership appropriate to specific purposes, projects and contexts;
  9. Apply professional ethics and accountabilities in their engineering practice and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Sports Engineering), students will be required to complete three hundred and eighty-four (384) credit points (equivalent to thirty-two (32) units in total), consisting of:

  • One hundred and fifty-six (156) credit points (equivalent to thirteen (13) units) of Common Engineering units;
  • One hundred and thirty-two (132) credit points (equivalent to eleven (11) units) of Core Electrical Engineering units;
  • Ninety-six (96) credit points (equivalent to eight (8) units) from two (2) Minor studies.

At least one (1) Minor MUST be chosen from either (NMISPT) Sports Technology or (NMIBIA) Bioanalytics. The remaining Minor, (if required) can be selected from either (NMIASD) Software Development or (NMIBIM) Biomechanics.

Common Core Engineering Units:

Year 1:

Semester 1:

Semester 2:

Year 2:

Semester 1:

Plus one (1) unit from the selected Minor

Semester 2:

Plus one (1) unit from the selected Minor

Year 3:

Semester 1:

Plus one (1) unit from the selected Minor

Semester 2:

Plus one (1) unit from the selected Minor

Year 4:

Semester 1:

Plus two (2) units from the selected Minor

Semester 2:

Plus two (2) units from the selected Minor


Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • TAFE: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent, such as the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technical - Electrical) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum of 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma).
  • Year 12: Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English AND a study score of 20 in any Mathematics.
  • International: Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics OR
    Successful completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent)
    IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, educational qualifications and/or life experience will be considered for admission to the course.

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VTAC applications due 4 November 2016.

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