Unit set code: NSPTEL | Study level: Postgraduate | Unit set type: Specialisation
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The Master of Engineering Telecommunications specialisation is supported by coursework, design exercises and research projects designed to enable the development of specialised skills and expertise in the telecommunications field, specifically wireless and network engineering. Graduates will meet employment demand in the telecommunications industry within Australia and overseas. Particular emphasis on wireless and networking within the course will provide job opportunities in the areas of mobile broadband and fibre to the premises - the current growth drivers of the global telecommunications industry. Students in this specialisation will benefit from the College’s strong research outputs, capabilities and facilities which were major contributors to the Australian Research Council’s 2018 (Excellence in Research Australia) ERA=5 (well above world standard) ranking in electrical engineering and contributed to the Engagement and Impact Outcomes rating of HIGH for Engineering impact.

Unit set structure

For a Specialisation, students must complete ninety-six (96) credit points of study, comprising of:

  • Eight (8) Core Specialist Area units.
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