Telecommunications engineers provide the technological backbone for global digital communication - the design, construction, installation, service and support of telecommunications equipment, facilities, systems and operations.
Students learn about wireless technologies, broadband systems, mobile cellular systems, WI-FI, radar for weather forecasting, establishing communication satellites for GPS, fiber-optics, networking hardware or communication devices.
Imagine how the world would be without the Internet, and its new dimension called Internet of things aiming to interconnect consumer devices. Telecommunications engineers connect the world!
|CRICOS Course Code||076145K (VIC)|
|Duration||3 Years (6 Trimesters) Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time|
|Intake||March, July, November|
|Study mode||On Campus|
Average Weekly Pay*
* Based on Telecommunications Engineering Professionals job outlook published at joboutlook.gov.au
Graduates of this course will:
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.
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.
BE304 Project 2
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.
A crucial part of Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunication) is, it has Work Integrated Learning component through the unit BE700. This enables student to put their theoretical knowledge into practice in a real workplace. This program uses the institution's partnerships with industry to give students access to a range of employers.
This is a mandatory component for awarding of the degree. Students are required to undertake Industry Placement of eight weeks (full-time) or 12 weeks (part-time).
If a third party is required to find the placement, a fee of upto $1,094.50 (currently) will incur - for which the student is responsible. This industry experience is designed to meet Engineers Australia accreditation requirements.
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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.
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunication) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia at the Engineering Technologist level (Sydney Accord). Australia is one of the seven founding signatories of the Sydney Accord and graduates of this degree is recognised internationally under this accord.
|Minimum requirements:||Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent|
|Pre-requisite:||Completion of units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 20 in English (any) and one of further mathematics, mathematical methods or specialist mathematics.|
|English language Proficiency tests||Results Required|
|IELTS (Academic)||Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent|
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The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the Melbourne Institute of Technology. It provides data on students that commenced Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) in the academic year 2017, including those admitted through all offer rounds, at Melbourne Campus (the course is currently not available at Sydney Campus), and international students studying Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) at Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Full year intake 
Number of students
Percentage of all students
(A) Past higher education study
|(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study||-||-|
|(C) Recent secondary education|
(D) Work and life experience
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