The Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) MEng(Tel) provides its graduates a skilled pathway in engineering and related disciplines. They gain employment-ready skills and knowledge of analogue and digital mobile and wireless communication, telecommunication systems, modelling, simulation techniques and communication networks. The course combines theoretical insights with substantial in-depth general management practice. Students also acquire professional skills for independent learning, interpersonal communication, time management and teamwork.

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  • CRICOS Code
  • 076147G(VIC)
  • Duration
  • 2 years [4 Trimesters]
  • Intake
  • March, July, November
  • Campus
  • Melbourne only

Graduates of this course will:

  • Possess a body of knowledge that includes state-of-the-art developments in the area of Telecommunications
  • Be able to investigate and evaluate key telecommunication technologies and apply them effectively in an organisation
  • Exercise critical thinking, and problem-solving ability to tackle complex new problems
  • Demonstrate significant research, analysis and evaluation skills in the telecommunications  discipline
  • Be able to adapt their knowledge to different circumstances
  • Be capable of independent professional work with high level of autonomy and accountability
  • Be able to collaborate and communicate with others in a professional setting

Each unit consists of 20 credit points. A full time study load is 60 credit points per semester. MEng(Tel) comprises of ten core units and two electives. Electives are at Level 5 or 6 (Advanced Study).
This study plan may change according to unit availability, credit transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Year 1

Semester 1

ME502 Overview of Digital Communication
MN503 Overview of Internetworking
ME504 Advanced Networking

Semester 2
MN502 Overview of Network Security
ME503 Telecommunication System Engineering
MN601 Network Project Management
ME700 Industry Experience

Year 2

Semester 1
ME603 Project 1
ME601 Telecommunication Modeling and simulation
Elective

Semester 2
ME604 Project 2
ME602 Mobile and Satellite Communication Systems
Elective
 

Electives

ME605 Cloud Engineering
ME693 Software Defined Radio Communications
MN504 Networked Application Management
MN506 System Management
MN507 Overview of Software Engineering
MN604 IT Security Management
MN603 Wireless Network and Security
MN605 Enterprise Network Design
MN610 Virtual Private Networks
MN611 System Architecture
MN612 Enterprise Architecture
 

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 12 weeks (full-time) or 24 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 (ME700) at an approved time from Teaching Period 2.

The Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - www.teqsa.gov.au.

Professional accreditation and memberships

The Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) MEng(Tel)has provisional accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by the Engineers Australia (EA).

Graduates of the MEng(Tel) may find employment in leadership roles in telecommunications management, administration, engineering services, delivery and management within a wide range of public and private enterprises.  Typical roles include: Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Network Planner, Telecommunication Technical Senior Officer or Technologist, Network Engineer, Network Architect, Network Analyst, Network Designer, Senior Network Developer, Network Manager, Project Manager, or Senior Sales Manager/Consultant.

  • Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree of at least four years duration in an area of Engineering that is related to Telecommunications or Networks, such as Computer Systems, Electronics, or Electrical Engineering. Or
  • Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a field other than Engineering must complete a Graduate Diploma in Engineering in a related area.

Overseas applicants must have a qualification recognized by the Australian Government National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition [NOOSR] as equivalent to at least an Australian Bachelor of Engineering.
For further country specific requirements, contact MIT Admissions Department.

English language requirements - International students

English language Proficiency tests Results Required
IELTS (Academic)
  • Overall score 6.0
  • No individual band score less than 5.5
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • Score of 550 in Paper based test OR
  • A score of 213 in the computer based test OR
  • A score of 79 overall in the internet based test with scores not less than 20 in writing and speaking and 18 in reading and listening

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Scholarships

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