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.

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  • VTAC Code
  • 9470194072 (DFP)
  • 9470194733 (IFP)
  • CRICOS Code
  • 076145K (VIC)
  • Duration
  • 3 years [6 Trimesters]
  • Intake
  • March, July, November
  • Campus:
  • 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.

Year 1
Semester 1

BN101 Effective Participation at Work
BE101 Engineering Mathematics
BN102 Web Systems
BN103 Platform Technologies

Semester 2

BE103 Engineering Practice
BN106 Networking Fundamentals
BN108 Programming for Networking
BE102 Digital Systems

Year 2
Semester 1

BN203 Network Security 1
BN209 Software Engineering
BN206 System Administration
BE201 Digital Communication
BE700 Industry Experience

Semester 2

BE202 Local and Wide Area Network Technologies
BN205 Project Management
BN208 Networked Applications
BE203 Telecommunication Systems

Year 3
Semester 1

BE303 Project 1
BN303 Wireless Networks and Security
BE301 Telecommunication Modelling and Simulation
BE302 Mobile and Satellite Communication Systems

Semester 2

BE304 Project 2


Engineering Specialisation:

BE305 Cloud Engineering
BE393 Software Defined Radio Communications

Network Security Specialisation:

BN305 Virtual Private Networks
BN309 Computer Forensics
BN311 IT Security Management

Computer Networking Specialisation:

BN202 Internetworking Technologies
BN207 Local Area Networks
BN306 Enterprise Networks

Information Technology Specialisation:

BN104 Operating Systems
BN105 IT for Users in Organisations
BN107 Multimedia Systems
BN204 Database Technologies
BN314 System Architecture
BN315 Enterprise Architecture

Business Specialisation:

BB102 Fundamentals of Marketing
BB103 Management Principles
BB104 Introductory Accounting
BB106 Economic Principles
BB107 Commercial Law
BB108 Business Statistics

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 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) -

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).

Minimum requirements: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent
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:

  1. Academic requirements: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. For country specific requirements, contact MIT Admissions Department.

  2. Pre-requisites: Mathematics in Year 10 and 12.

  3. English Language Requirements

    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)

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