What do home automation, self-driving vehicles and the NBN all have in common? They all rely on networks. When you study a of Bachelor Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) you’ll learn to design and construct systems like these. If you enjoy solving complex problems and building systems using your hands, this course is for you.


DURATION

3 Years (6 Trimesters) Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time

INTAKES

March,
July,
November

VTAC CODE

9470194072 (DFP), 9470194733 (IFP)

UAC CODE

N/A

LOCATION

Melbourne Campus Only

AQF LEVEL

Level 7
DURATION 3 Years (6 Trimesters) Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time
INTAKES March, July, November
VTAC CODE 9470194072 (DFP), 9470194733 (IFP)
UAC CODE N/A
LOCATION Melbourne Campus Only
AQF LEVEL Level 7

LEARN AT THE FRONTLINE OF TECHNOLOGY

Telecommunications engineering is a highly specialised field. It focuses on the design, construction, installation, service and support of telecommunications equipment and systems. In a world where communication-related technology is rapidly changing, telecommunications engineers are essential in keeping information networks current, viable, and up running.

They have expert knowledge in telephone and communication networks and voice, video, and data communications systems.

THIS COURSE INCLUDES:

  • INDUSTRY PROJECTS

    Learn how your knowledge can be applied in the workplace. We’re at the forefront of Work Integrated Learning.

  • HASSLE-FREE SUPPORT

    Our lecturers are approachable and helpful. We offer more support than a traditional university.

  • HANDS-ON-LEARNING

    Students pick MIT because they will get the practical experience they need to succeed. Learn both theory and practice.

  • HACKATHON

    Take part in engaging teaching events like the Hackathon, where you test your skills on real systems.

  • PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY

    Design and construct systems that will advance the way we live and work.

  • CRITICAL THINKING

    Develop your ability to tackle complex new problems through research, analysis and evaluation.

A VERSATILE DEGREE

Whether you want to work at a leading firm or be your own boss, marketing is a valuable degree.

IN-DEMAND KNOWLEDGE

Learn to create content, program ads and develop strategies using the latest tools on the market.

THEORY AND PRACTICE

Our learning approach is highly practical. You’ll continually put theory into action. This keeps things exciting and prepares you for the workplace.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Choose electives from digital marketing, accounting, or entrepreneurship to create your dream career path.

MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS

Get core skills in market research and principles that last your entire career, no matter what fads come and go.

DEVELOP FRESH THINKING

Learn to think outside the box. Collaborate with students across disciplines in an environment that echoes real life.

CAREER PATHS

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) have found jobs at Ericsson, Telstra, Optus, Australian Defence Industry, Mercedes Benz, Hazlehurst, TPG, NBN, Harvey Norman and more.

A Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) could lead to jobs like these:

  • Industrial Design Engineers
  • Network Architects
  • Network Analyst
  • Broadcasting Technician
  • Communications Engineer
  • Microwave Engineer
  • Communications Lines-person
  • Electronics Engineering Associate
  • Security System Technician
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronic Equipment Technician

GET THE EDGE

This course is designed by a team of experienced industry professionals. It will extend your knowledge giving you the edge you need for a successful career in telecommunications and networking.

You’ll learn about the planning, design, implementation, management and maintenance of telecommunication systems and networks.

An essential part of the course is hands-on work with the latest hardware and software. You’ll get to choose from a broad range of electives in IT, computer networking, systems analysis and security.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) 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-https://www.ieagreements.org/accords/sydney/). Australia is one of the seven founding signatories of the Sydney Accord, and graduates of this degree are recognised internationally under this accord.

Your engineering accreditation is recognised around the world in countries that are signatories of the Sydney Accord (https://www.ieagreements.org/accords/sydney/). Other countries also are likely to recognise the Sydney Accord qualification as the highest engineering accreditation the accord, but it is not guaranteed.

MIT’s courses are accredited by TEQSA Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. TEQSA is Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education in Australia.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Each unit (except the Industry Experience) is worth 15 credit points. A full-time study load is 60 credit points per trimester. Students must complete 360 credit points overall.

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

Students will have an in-depth understanding of modern telecommunication networks, services, and applications to make them job-ready in the final year.

Students also undertake industry-based projects that allow them to apply theoretical concepts with a hands-on approach in problem-solving, design, project management, communication, and deepening soft skills.

This study plan may change according to unit availability, credit transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Common Core Units

Electives

Please note some of these units have prerequisites. You'll need to satisfy the prerequisite requirements to enroll.

Please note:

  • AIM100 Academic Integrity Module (a zero credit point course that all MIT students must complete).
  • The program is available for each intake but note 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.

Trimester 6
Elective
Elective

As part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunication) degree, you’ll have access to the Work Integrated Learning unit and two Project Units:

MIT’s School of IT & Engineering has designed these units to provide you with real-world experience, working for an industry client.

The additional two project units provide you with a capstone final year project in a team environment through research, analysis and development in the telecommunications industry.

You’ll learn to tackle complex real-world problems using technical and creative skills

Industry Experience

A crucial part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunication) is the Work Integrated Learning component through the unit BE700. This allows students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice in a real workplace. We offer a wide range of industry partnerships 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 twelve weeks (full-time) or 24 weeks (part-time).

If a third party is required to find the placement, a fee of up to $2,500 (currently) will incur - for which the student is responsible. This industry experience is designed to meet Engineers Australia accreditation requirements.

Industry-Based Projects and Internships

Mapping Engineering Stage 1 Competency Standards

Read more about why you should study telecommunications engineering

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (TELECOMMUNICATIONS) STUDENT PROFILE

The table below indicates the likely peer cohort for new students at the Melbourne Institute of Technology. It provides data on students that commenced Bachelor of Enginneering Technology (Telecommunications) in the academic year 2020, including those admitted through all offer rounds, in Melbourne Campus, and international students studying Bachelor of Enginneering Technology (Telecommunications) at Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Applicant background Full year intake
[2022]
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Past higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
N/P N/P
(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study - -
(C) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
- -
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- -
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/P N/P
(D) Work and life experience (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above) - -
International Students N/P N/P
All Students L/N 100.0%

Notes:

  • L/N - Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
  • N/A - Data not available for this item.
  • N/P - Data not published for this item.

Read our institute-wide student profile

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of this course will:

  • Possess a broad body of knowledge to undertake professional work in the area of networking
  • Undertake analysis of cyber security tools and technologies to apply them effectively in an organisation
  • Possess the ability to solve problems that require critical analysis and synthesis
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with others in a professional setting
  • Work independently and collaborate with others effectively
  • Demonstrate analysis and evaluation skills in a different context

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must meet the academic entry requirements including prerequisites for their chosen course, and;

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen course, and;

Domestic Applicants must be 17 years of age as at the commencement date of their chosen course or unit.

Admission criteria for applicants with recent secondary education

Applicants with recent secondary education are those who completed Year 12 within the last two years. You’ll need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) or the equivalent in your state or territory, or
  • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate.

Prerequisites for students from Victoria:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English in VCE or equivalent;

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics in VCE or equivalent.

Prerequisites for students from New South Wales:

Band 2 or higher in any English in HSC;

Band 2 or higher in any Mathematics in HSC or equivalent.

Admission Criteria for Non-year 12 Applicants

Non-year 12 Prerequisite

Compulsory: As for Year 12 or equivalent.

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants are eligible for admission if they’ve completed full-time equivalent higher education study (the number of units or courses will vary depending on your previous institution; however, this is equivalent to 4 units at MIT).

If you don't meet this requirement, we'll assess your admission on the basis of your previous academic history, which may include your higher education study results, Year 12 or equivalent study scores, and your personal statement.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You must also meet any pre-requisites prescribed for the course.

Applications with Work and Life Experience

1. Requirements for applicants who did not complete Year 12:

Applicants under this category will be assessed on a case-by-case basis on one or more of the following

  • Substantial relevant work experience that demonstrates that you’ve satisfied the entry requirements for the course, or
  • Completion of any relevant non-formal courses, and
  • A personal statement outlining your motivation to study the course and details of personal circumstances, including your life and work experience. You should provide any aspect of your personal history that may support your application, including community service, work experience, and achievements.

2. Requirements for applicants who completed Year 12 more than two years ago:

Applicants who completed their Year 12 studies more than two years ago but have not completed any VET or higher education studies are assessed according to their Year 12 results.

Applicants with Bridging and enabling course

You're eligible to apply if you've completed a Foundation Studies or Tertiary Preparatory program at a university, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Additional Information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are assessed in the same way as applicants under the above categories.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Applicants with overseas qualifications need to establish whether their qualifications are equivalent to Australian qualifications. VTAC will advise MIT of the level of course in terms of the Australian Qualifications Framework according to NOOSR (the National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition) guidelines.

The Admissions Officer at MIT will then assess whether the qualification is suitable for entry into that course according to the course entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

Applicants with overseas qualifications must satisfy English language requirements in addition to meeting the academic requirements for the course.
Applicants with the following qualifications/English Language Tests may satisfy English requirements.

First Language English

If you completed Senior Secondary or Tertiary studies from a country where English is the first language.

Independent English Language Test Score

You need to achieve the minimum scores, as shown below.

IELTS Academic

Overall score 6.0
(no band less than 5.5)

TOFEL ibt

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)

Pathways

TAFE/VET Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfer. You can get up to one year credit transfer for a relevant Diploma and up to 1.5 years for a relevant Advanced Diploma.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer provides students with credit for learning already achieved. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for credit transfer must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit towards their course based on their prior learning (including formal, informal and non‐formal learning). Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

For further information, see the links below:

GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE USING TOOLS

For designing and planning mobile communication networks
Simulation of communication systems
Modelling of telecommunication circuits
Designing of printed circuit boards and RF systems
Referencing
Network simulation
Online telecommunication labs
Peer evaluation of each other by students
PowerPoint, Excel, Project, MS Word

State of the art facilities 

Our labs are equipped with the latest software to help you hone your skills.
Access the latest books/ ebook and hundreds of academic publications online, so you can stay up to speed with the developments in the field. Our library is available 24/7.

FEE INFORMATION

Study now and pay later with FEE-HELP.

Students studying at MIT may be eligible for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees. An eligible person may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime.

Read more about FEE-HELP or visit Study Assist.

Tuition Fees

For 2022-23 fee information visit the tuition fee page.

Financial Assistance

Youth and student allowances

For details on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit Human Services.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Engineering Telecommunications?

Engineering Telecommunications is the industry responsible for designing, planning, managing and installing the electrical and computing components of telecommunications networks. They use fibre optic, copper and wireless cloud networks to create networks that can integrate voice, data and video systems that allow us to communicate more effectively.

Does a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications have good career opportunities?

Yes. Telecommunications has been identified as an industry with strong expected growth and good employment outcomes. Highly skilled telecommunications professionals are in high demand as technology becomes increasingly powerful, inexpensive and accessible. The Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) provides students with a solid foundation, focusing on the planning, design, implementation, management and maintenance of telecommunication systems and networks. This puts them in a strong position to find employment.

Have more questions?

Find answers to your FAQ here:

How to apply

Intake dates

Information for international students or Search

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Check the course entry requirements.

  • Make sure you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course.

Step 2: What to include with your application?

  • Evidence of completion of your previous studies that is award certificates or transcript with completion confirmed.
  • Proof of identity—for example, your passport or birth certificate or citizenship.
  • Evidence of English language skills (if you completed studies from a non-English speaking country).
  • Proof of your permanent residency or citizenship if you were born overseas.

Certifying your academic documents

You should provide certified copies of your academic and other essential documents at the time of application.

Step 3: Apply

Apply direct to MIT using our direct Application Portal. The following applicants should apply directly:

  • Postgraduate applicants
  • Non-current Year 12 applicants

Current Year 12 students (VIC)

If you are a Year 12 student from VIC, you should apply through VTAC. VTAC applications are made online through the VTAC website. To learn more about the application process, visit VTAC.

Apply via VTAC

Current Year 12 students (NSW)

If you are a Year 12 student from NSW, you should apply through UAC. UAC applications are made online through the UAC website. To learn more about the application process, visit the UAC website

Apply via UAC

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE APPLIED

The application processing time for direct applications is five working days after receiving the application at MIT. It may take longer during peak periods.
If you applied through VTAC, offers are released at different times. For more information on VTAC offer rounds and important dates, please visit the VTAC page.

Depending on your application method, if your application is successful, you will receive:

  • Offer through your VTAC account if you applied through VTAC
  • Offer by email if you applied directly to MIT.

How to accept your offer

Whether you received a direct offer or VTAC offer, you will need to attend the Offer acceptance and Enrolment on the date specified in your offer to accept your offer and enrol in units.

Deferment of offer

You can defer up to 12 months. If you wish to defer studies, you must do so before the offer acceptance and enrollment date.

GET THE EDGE

This course is designed by a team of experienced industry professionals. It will extend your knowledge giving you the edge you need for a successful career in telecommunications and networking.

You’ll learn about the planning, design, implementation, management and maintenance of telecommunication systems and networks.

An essential part of the course is hands-on work with the latest hardware and software. You’ll get to choose from a broad range of electives in IT, computer networking, systems analysis and security.

This course encourages innovation and creativity. You’ll learn to investigate problems, follow your instincts and work with others on learning challenges. And you’ll graduate ready to take on a range of roles in industry.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) 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-https://www.ieagreements.org/accords/sydney/). Australia is one of the seven founding signatories of the Sydney Accord, and graduates of this degree are recognised internationally under this accord.

Your engineering accreditation is recognised around the world in countries that are signatories of the Sydney Accord (https://www.ieagreements.org/accords/sydney/). Other countries also are likely to recognise the Sydney Accord qualification as the highest engineering accreditation the accord, but it is not guaranteed.

MIT’s courses are accredited by TEQSA Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. TEQSA is Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education in Australia.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Each unit (except the Industry Experience) is worth 15 credit points. A full-time study load is 60 credit points per trimester. Students must complete 360 credit points overall.

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

Students will have an in-depth understanding of modern telecommunication networks, services, and applications to make them job-ready in the final year.

Students also undertake industry-based projects that allow them to apply theoretical concepts with a hands-on approach in problem-solving, design, project management, communication, and deepening soft skills.

This study plan may change according to unit availability, credit transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning

Common Core Units

Electives

Please note some of these units have prerequisites. You'll need to satisfy the prerequisite requirements to enroll.

Please note:

  • AIM100 Academic Integrity Module (a zero credit point course that all MIT students must complete).
  • The program is available for each intake but note 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.

Trimester 6
Elective
Elective

As part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunication) degree, you’ll have access to the Work Integrated Learning unit and two Project Units:

MIT’s School of IT & Engineering has designed these units to provide you with real-world experience, working for an industry client.

The additional two project units provide you with a capstone final year project in a team environment through research, analysis and development in the telecommunications industry.

You’ll learn to tackle complex real-world problems using technical and creative skills

Industry Experience

A crucial part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunication) is the Work Integrated Learning component through the unit BE700. This allows students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice in a real workplace. We offer a wide range of industry partnerships 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 twelve weeks (full-time) or 24 weeks (part-time).

If a third party is required to find the placement, a fee of up to $2,500 (currently) will incur - for which the student is responsible. This industry experience is designed to meet Engineers Australia accreditation requirements.

Industry-Based Projects and Internships

Mapping Engineering Stage 1 Competency Standards

Read more about why you should study telecommunications engineering

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (TELECOMMUNICATIONS) STUDENT PROFILE

The table below indicates the likely peer cohort for new students at the Melbourne Institute of Technology. It provides data on students that commenced Bachelor of Enginneering Technology (Telecommunications) in the academic year 2020, including those admitted through all offer rounds, in Melbourne Campus, and international students studying Bachelor of Enginneering Technology (Telecommunications) at Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Applicant background - Full year intake [2022]

[Number of students | Percentage of all students]

(A) Past higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)

N/P

N/P

(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study

-

-

(C) Recent secondary education

Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

-

-

Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

-

-

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

N/P

N/P

(D) Work and life experience (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)

-

-

International Students

N/P

N/P

All Students

L/N

100.0%

Notes:

  • L/N - Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
  • N/A - Data not available for this item.
  • N/P - Data not published for this item.

Read our institute-wide student profile

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of this course will:

  • Possess a broad body of knowledge to undertake professional work in the area of networking
  • Undertake analysis of cyber security tools and technologies to apply them effectively in an organisation
  • Possess the ability to solve problems that require critical analysis and synthesis
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with others in a professional setting
  • Work independently and collaborate with others effectively
  • Demonstrate analysis and evaluation skills in a different context

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must meet the academic entry requirements including prerequisites for their chosen course, and;

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen course, and;

Domestic Applicants must be 17 years of age as at the commencement date of their chosen course or unit.

Admission criteria for applicants with recent secondary education

Applicants with recent secondary education are those who completed Year 12 within the last two years. You’ll need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) or the equivalent in your state or territory, or
  • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate.

Prerequisites for students from Victoria:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English in VCE or equivalent;

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics in VCE or equivalent.

Prerequisites for students from New South Wales:

Band 2 or higher in any English in HSC;

Band 2 or higher in any Mathematics in HSC or equivalent.

Admission Criteria for Non-year 12 Applicants

Non-year 12 Prerequisite

Compulsory: As for Year 12 or equivalent.

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants are eligible for admission if they’ve completed full-time equivalent higher education study (the number of units or courses will vary depending on your previous institution; however, this is equivalent to 4 units at MIT).

If you don't meet this requirement, we'll assess your admission on the basis of your previous academic history, which may include your higher education study results, Year 12 or equivalent study scores, and your personal statement.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You must also meet any pre-requisites prescribed for the course.

Applications with Work and Life Experience

1. Requirements for applicants who did not complete Year 12:

Applicants under this category will be assessed on a case-by-case basis on one or more of the following

  • Substantial relevant work experience that demonstrates that you’ve satisfied the entry requirements for the course, or
  • Completion of any relevant non-formal courses, and
  • A personal statement outlining your motivation to study the course and details of personal circumstances, including your life and work experience. You should provide any aspect of your personal history that may support your application, including community service, work experience, and achievements.

2. Requirements for applicants who completed Year 12 more than two years ago:

Applicants who completed their Year 12 studies more than two years ago but have not completed any VET or higher education studies are assessed according to their Year 12 results.

Applicants with Bridging and enabling course

You're eligible to apply if you've completed a Foundation Studies or Tertiary Preparatory program at a university, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Additional Information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are assessed in the same way as applicants under the above categories.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Applicants with overseas qualifications need to establish whether their qualifications are equivalent to Australian qualifications. VTAC will advise MIT of the level of course in terms of the Australian Qualifications Framework according to NOOSR (the National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition) guidelines.

The Admissions Officer at MIT will then assess whether the qualification is suitable for entry into that course according to the course entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

Applicants with overseas qualifications must satisfy English language requirements in addition to meeting the academic requirements for the course.
Applicants with the following qualifications/English Language Tests may satisfy English requirements.

First Language English

If you completed Senior Secondary or Tertiary studies from a country where English is the first language.

Independent English Language Test Score

You need to achieve the minimum scores, as shown below.

IELTS Academic

Overall score 6.0
(no band less than 5.5)

TOFEL ibt

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)

Pathways

TAFE/VET Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfer. You can get up to one year credit transfer for a relevant Diploma and up to 1.5 years for a relevant Advanced Diploma.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer provides students with credit for learning already achieved. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for credit transfer must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit towards their course based on their prior learning (including formal, informal and non‐formal learning). Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

For further information, see the links below:

GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE USING TOOLS

For designing and planning mobile communication networks
Simulation of communication systems
Modelling of telecommunication circuits
Designing of printed circuit boards and RF systems
Referencing
Network simulation
Online telecommunication labs
Peer evaluation of each other by students
PowerPoint, Excel, Project, MS Word

State of the art facilities 

Our labs are equipped with the latest software to help you hone your skills.
Access the latest books/ ebook and hundreds of academic publications online, so you can stay up to speed with the developments in the field. Our library is available 24/7.

FEE INFORMATION

Study now and pay later with FEE-HELP.

Students studying at MIT may be eligible for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees. An eligible person may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime.

Read more about FEE-HELP or visit Study Assist.

Tuition Fees

For 2022-23 fee information visit the tuition fee page.

Financial Assistance

Youth and student allowances

For details on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit Human Services.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Engineering Telecommunications?

Engineering Telecommunications is the industry responsible for designing, planning, managing and installing the electrical and computing components of telecommunications networks. They use fibre optic, copper and wireless cloud networks to create networks that can integrate voice, data and video systems that allow us to communicate more effectively.

Does a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications have good career opportunities?

Yes. Telecommunications has been identified as an industry with strong expected growth and good employment outcomes. Highly skilled telecommunications professionals are in high demand as technology becomes increasingly powerful, inexpensive and accessible. The Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) provides students with a solid foundation, focusing on the planning, design, implementation, management and maintenance of telecommunication systems and networks. This puts them in a strong position to find employment.

Have more questions?

Find answers to your FAQ here:

How to apply

Intake dates

Information for international students or Search

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Check the course entry requirements.

  • Make sure you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course.

Step 2: What to include with your application?

  • Evidence of completion of your previous studies that is award certificates or transcript with completion confirmed.
  • Proof of identity—for example, your passport or birth certificate or citizenship.
  • Evidence of English language skills (if you completed studies from a non-English speaking country).
  • Proof of your permanent residency or citizenship if you were born overseas.

Certifying your academic documents

You should provide certified copies of your academic and other essential documents at the time of application.

Step 3: Apply

Apply direct to MIT using our direct Application Portal. The following applicants should apply directly:

  • Postgraduate applicants
  • Non-current Year 12 applicants

Current Year 12 students (VIC)

If you are a Year 12 student from VIC, you should apply through VTAC. VTAC applications are made online through the VTAC website. To learn more about the application process, visit VTAC.

Apply via VTAC

Current Year 12 students (NSW)

If you are a Year 12 student from NSW, you should apply through UAC. UAC applications are made online through the UAC website. To learn more about the application process, visit the UAC website

Apply via UAC

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE APPLIED

The application processing time for direct applications is five working days after receiving the application at MIT. It may take longer during peak periods.
If you applied through VTAC, offers are released at different times. For more information on VTAC offer rounds and important dates, please visit the VTAC page.

Depending on your application method, if your application is successful, you will receive:

  • Offer through your VTAC account if you applied through VTAC
  • Offer by email if you applied directly to MIT.

How to accept your offer

Whether you received a direct offer or VTAC offer, you will need to attend the Offer acceptance and Enrolment on the date specified in your offer to accept your offer and enrol in units.

Deferment of offer

You can defer up to 12 months. If you wish to defer studies, you must do so before the offer acceptance and enrollment date.

INDUSTRY PROJECTS

At MIT, we ensure all students test their knowledge beyond the classroom in an industry internship. You’ll gain valuable experience during an industry project. It’s a fantastic opportunity to develop skills such as communication, collaboration and project management. You’ll extend your skills and expand your networks, putting you in a strong position for future job opportunities.

  • INTERNET SECURITY : Developing a system to detect phishing websites using a machine learning framework Application
  • WEARABLE TECH : Sensor design for a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) using Raspberry Pi
  • EDUCATION : Designing and implementing a student attendance system via mobile devices
  • MOBILE COMPUTING : Development of Inductive Power Coupled Charger (Wireless Charger) for small devices
  • DATA MODELLING : Telecommunications algorithm development for data distribution modelling in the preparation phase of the Enhanced Content-Centric Network (ECCN)
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS ALGORITHM : Development of an algorithm to add positioning capability to LoRa wireless network without A GPS receiver

OUR STAFF ARE LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Johnson Ihyeh Abgbinya

Head of School of IT and Engineering and Course Coordinator Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

Professor Agbinya is the author of a number of textbooks on networks and wireless communication. There’s no better person to learn from. His research includes inductive communication systems, big data analytics, wireless power transfer and the Internet of Things. He leads the Engineering and IT Schools at MIT.

His previous experience includes lecturing at the University of Technology Sydney, and senior research roles at Vodafone Australia and CSIRO Telecommunications developing speech recognition software for mobile phones.

Tayab Memon

Senior Lecturer (Telecommunication Networks)

Tayab has 15 years’ experience in higher education in the Engineering Technology field. He has collaborated on cutting edge industrial projects solving complex problems.

His research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, signal processing, embedded systems, fault detection and identification systems, and education philosophy.

Tayab enjoys teaching at MIT because of our rich multicultural mix. As part of his role, Tayab has coordinated and applied the flipped learning approach, in which students engage with pre and post class activities. He believes this creates better learning and engagement for students. He also enjoys supporting students one-to-one.

Tayab completed degrees in Engineering and Technology in Pakistan before receiving a PhD from RMIT in 2012. After six years teaching at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, he began teaching at MIT in 2020.

OUR STAFF ARE LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS

HEAR FROM THOSE WHO GRADUATED

My degree has taken my learning to a whole new level.”

Neeharika Gupta

Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

My degree has taken my learning to a whole new level.”

Neeharika Gupta

Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

I’ve received one-on-one help when I’ve struggled.”

Shamika Wijesinghalage

Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

I’ve received one-on-one help when I’ve struggled.”

Shamika Wijesinghalage

Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

Studying at MIT has been invaluable in kick-starting my career.”

Shirshak Nepal

Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

Studying at MIT has been invaluable in kick-starting my career.”

Shirshak Nepal

Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

JOIN A SUPPORTIVE NETWORK

When you study with us, you’ll make friends and industry connections that last a lifetime. Our welcoming student support team will help you start your career on the right foot and stay in touch as your career progresses. Our alumni network is active and encouraging.

WE CARE ABOUT YOUR FUTURE

At MIT you’re more than a number. Our teachers know students by name. And our teaching methods support and challenge you to reach your potential.

Our care goes beyond the classroom. We ensure students have the support and skills they need to succeed in life and study.

We understand that choosing a course can be daunting at times. Our friendly student support service is there to answer your questions.

LET’S GET STARTED. CALL US TODAY.

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Call our friendly student services team today to discuss your learning journey on +61 3 8600 6700.