The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEngTech (Tel) enables students to develop and demonstrate understanding of telecommunication theory. It provides foundations to apply fundamentals of telecommunication engineering and networking and to gain major skills in critical evaluation and creative thinking.
BEngTech(Tel) graduates are able to capture, plan, apply and validate telecommunications processes in practice. Graduates of the BEngTech (Tel) will be able to plan, configure and test networking equipment including digital telecommunication systems and modules.
- VTAC Code
- 9470194072 (DFP)
- 9470194733 (IFP)
- CRICOS Code
- 076145K (VIC)
- 3 years [6 Trimesters]
- March, July, November
- Melbourne only
Graduates of this course will:
- Possess a broad body of knowledge to undertake professional work in the area of telecommunications
- Be able to analyse telecommunication technologies and apply them effectively in an organisation
- Be able to solve problems that require critical analysis and synthesis
- Be capable of working independently and collaborate with others
- Demonstrate analysis and evaluation skills in different contexts
- Be able to communicate clearly and effectively in a professional setting
- Be responsible for their own professional development
The BEngTech(Tel) course is delivered as a mix of compulsory core units and electives that may make up a specialisation such as Network Security or Systems Analysis or IT or Business (see below). Graduates are required to complete 360 credit points, by completing a total of 24 units (21 core units and 3 electives), 15 credit points each.
This study plan may change according to unit availability, credit transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.
BE304 Project 2
BE305 Cloud Engineering
BE393 Software Defined Radio Communications
Network Security Specialisation:
Computer Networking Specialisation:
Information Technology Specialisation:
- 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 semester, 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.
It is mandatory for the 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 $2500) which the student is responsible for. 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.
BEngTech telecommunications graduates will be proficient in established and emerging technologies, and will be equipped with the technical and professional skills to quickly gain access to engineering careers, or to augment their existing industry skills to become a telecommunication or network specialist.
Graduates of the BEngTech(Tel) may find employment in leadership roles in telecommunications and network management, telecommunication services and delivery within a wide range of public and private enterprises. Typical roles include Telecommunication or Network Technician, Telecommunication Network Designer, Telecommunication Network Developer, Network Architect, Network Manager, Network Analyst, or Security analyst.
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - www.teqsa.gov.au.
Professional accreditation and memberships
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology(Telecommunications) (BEngTech(Tel) ) has provisional accreditation at the level of Engineering Technologist by the Engineers Australia (EA).
Pre-requisites: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.
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 must meet the following requirements:
Academic requirements: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. For country specific requirements, contact MIT Admissions Department.
Pre-requisites: Mathematics in Year 10 and 12.
English Language Requirements
English language Proficiency tests Results Required IELTS (Academic)
Overall score 6.0
(no band less
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Overall score 60‐78 with
minimum scores: Reading
12, Listening 11, Speaking
17, Writing 20
Overall score 50
with (no score
less than 46)
CAE Score of 169 (no
band less than 162)
- Overall score 6.0
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