Information on this page is for international students

Intakes: 
2018: February and July
Duration: 
4 years
Location: 
Fees: 
2018: A$14,300 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

Prepare to contribute to the latest in technical innovations in electrical and sports engineering with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (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 two to three week workshops, focused on specific engineering problems. Travel grants are also available for students.

 

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice and can show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available to all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

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VU students in one of our sports labs.

Careers in electrical and sports engineering

Students of this course graduate as professional electrical engineers, who may find careers in traditional electrical engineering areas including:

  • 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:

  • 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 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

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.  

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.

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.

Entry Requirements

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 20 in Mathematics (any).
OR:
Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma of Diploma (or equivalent).
PLUS:
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score or 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
OR:
Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

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

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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