Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications)

About the course

Gain an understanding of engineering concepts, practice and design processes that underpin modern telecommunication networks, services and applications for efficient service delivery in modern society.

Modern communication systems including mobile telephony systems, computer networks and the Internet depend on foundations in telecommunications engineering. Information and communication technologies have grown unprecedentedly over the past 15 years. Much of the growth in the Internet has come from mobile telephony. It has forced researchers to come up with more advanced and efficient technologies. As a result, many technologies have merged into an integrated all-purpose telecommunications network architecture such as the fourth generation known as 4G, and the emerging fifth generation (5G) network. These services rely on fast, reliable wireless technologies.

Telecommunications and networking are becoming some of the fastest growing professions today.

The course focuses on three key areas of teaching and learning. These include theoretical foundations, practical skills and soft skills.

In the first year, the emphasis is on understanding engineering concepts relevant to the degree and laying the foundations to progress into more focused discipline of telecommunications engineering. To further enhance develop practical skills, the course has embedded in them practical laboratory sessions and industry experience or internship.

The course also offers the foundation for future technologies such as robotics, mechatronics, home automation, the Internet of things and mobile networks.

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VTAC Code 9470194072 (DFP)
9470194733 (IFP)
CRICOS Course Code 076145K (VIC)
Duration 3 Years (6 Trimesters)
Intake March, July, November
Location On Campus at Melbourne Campus
Study mode Fulltime & part time

Learning Environment and Course Delivery

The course offers a personalised learning environment, with smaller classes delivered by highly qualified staff with industry experience. Much of the work is practical and hands-on, so our students can hit the ground running on completion of the course. Students gain technical skills in telecommunications, information technology and network analysis, design, management and administration. The course is a mix of compulsory and electives units that may make up specialisation such as telecommunications architect or analyst. Students are required to complete 360 credit points, by completing 24 units (21 core units and 3 three electives) of 15 credit points each.

Course Structure

First Year and Second Year

Students learn about the principles and fundamentals of telecommunication engineering and are provided with skills in mathematics and networking to broaden their career scopes and prospects.

Third Year

In the final year, students are provided with an in-depth understanding of modern telecommunication networks, services and applications to make them job ready. Students also undertake major design and implementation projects that give them the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in problem solving, design, project management, communication and deepening for soft skills.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Some Electives:

BE305 Cloud Engineering
BE393 Software Defined Radio Communications
BN305 Virtual Private Networks
BN309 Computer Forensics
BN311 IT Security Management

Some remarks:

  • The program is available each intake but note that some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every Trimester, and changes in program structure occur from time to time.

Program structures and units are subject to change through the process of regular course revision.  There is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular trimester.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the course may find employment in Telecommunications Engineering, network management and telecommunications services within a broad range of public and private organisations. Typical roles include telecommunication engineer, network technician, telecommunication network designer, telecommunication network developer, network architect, network manager, network analyst or security analyst.

Accreditation and Recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) -

The course is also accredited at the level of Engineering Technologist by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia at the Engineering Technologist level (Sydney Accord).

Entry Requirement

Domestic Students

Minimum requirements: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent
Pre-requisite: Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 20 in English (any); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; or interstate or overseas equivalent.
Mature Age Entry Mature-age applicants without formal qualifications and have been out of school for more than 2 years may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate a range of attributes such as personal motivation, maturity and work experience or previous study. This is assessed on a case by case basis. Applicants may be required to provide a personal statement outlining their interest, motivation and reasons for selecting the course including details of educational and any employment background.

International Students

English language Proficiency tests Results Required
IELTS (Academic) Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Overall score 60‐78 with minimum scores: Reading 12, Listening 11, Speaking 17, Writing 20
PTE Academic Overall score 50 with (no score less than 46)
Cambridge CAE CAE Score of 169 (no band less than 162)

Industry Experience

Students are placed in organisations to undertake two months of full-time practical industry experience supervised by qualified engineers. Industry Experience is a prerequisite for students graduating with an Engineering degree at Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Furthermore, in the third year of study, students undertake practical projects from industry or within the School to consolidate their studies and deepening their understanding of concepts delivered to them through lectures, laboratories and tutorials.

It is mandatory for awarding of the degree that the student undertake Industry Experience of eight weeks (full-time) or 16 weeks (half- time). If a third party is required to find the placement for the student, it will incur a fee (currently up to $1094.50) for which the student is responsible. This industry experience is designed to meet Engineers Australia accreditation requirements. Students will enrol in the Industry Experience unit (BE700) at an approved time from Teaching Period 3.

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You must apply through VTAC if you are a current Year 12 student (Australian Year 12, the IB in Australia or New Zealand) Intending to apply to multiple institutions.

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Industry-Based Projects and Internships

Company Contacts for Internships and Industry Projects

  1. Career of the Day (CotD)
    Ms Jennifer McCoy

  2. Industry Placements Australia (IPA)
    Mr Jack Clayfield
    0409841340 (1300 729 501)

  3. Outcome.Life
    Mr Gerard Holland
    0402329 476 (03 8899 7424)


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