Course essentials

VU course code:
NHES
Location:
Delivery mode:
Blended
Face to Face
Duration:
4 years full time or longer for part time

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.

 

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

Browse our other Engineering courses or send us an enquiry to be notified of updates relating to this course.

Careers in electrical & sports engineering

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).

Course objectives

On successful completion of this course, students 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 attain the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Sports Engineering), students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core studies;
  • 288 credit points of Professional Core Engineering studies.

 

Students are required to produce documented evidence of the completion of 12 weeks professional experience.

 

Accreditation:
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership.

 

First Class Honours:
To be eligible for completion with First Class Honours, students must achieve:

  • A minimum weighted average of 60% over year levels 1 to 3;
  • A minimum weighted average of 80% in year level 4;
  • A HD grade for the final year NEF4202 Capstone Project 2.

First Year Core Units

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

Year 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

We've changed the way we teach our courses, so that you experience a first year like no other - focused on you and your success.

From 2018, the first-year of this bachelor degree* will see units delivered one at a time, in four-week blocks. This means you won't have to juggle the deadlines and demands of studying multiple units at once. Instead you'll complete one unit before moving on to the next.

All units will be conducted in small class sizes with three face-to-face sessions per week. This means you will get more one-on-one time with your teachers.

You will have access to different learning and teaching methods including:

  • online
  • educator-led delivery
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • laboratory and practical work (where it applies).

You will have access to additional activities designed to extend and improve your skills. These activities foster the skills you need to be an adaptable, resilient, confident and competent learner and employee.

Find out more about our First Year Model.

* Melbourne-based campuses only

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

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  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

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: Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum of 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). OR Completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis.
  • Year 12: 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 PLUS Units 3 and 4, with a study score of at least 20 in Mathematics (any).
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

How to apply

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