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Deliver systems that make a difference

What do home automation, self-driving vehicles and the NBN all have in common? They all rely on networks. When you study a Masters of Engineering 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

2 Years (4 Trimesters) Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time

INTAKES

March,
July,
November

LOCATION

Melbourne Campus Only

AQF LEVEL

Level 9

 
DURATION 2 Years (4 Trimesters) Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time
INTAKES March, July, November
LOCATION Melbourne Campus Only
AQF LEVEL Level 9

ONE SKILLSET, MANY APPLICATIONS

Telecommunications engineering is a highly specialised field. It focuses on the design, construction, installation, service and support of telecommunications equipment and systems.

Projects can include broadband systems, satellite communications, radio masts and mobile devices.

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

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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 Masters of Engineering (Telecommunications) have found jobs at Ericsson, Telstra, Optus, Australian Defence Industry, Mercedes Benz, Hazlehurst, TPG, NBN, Harvey Norma and more.

A Master in Engineering 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.

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 Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the Professional Engineers level. Graduates of this program are eligible for membership at the Professional level of Engineers Australia according to the Washington Accord.

Your engineering accreditation is recognised around the world in countries that are signatories of the Washington Accord . Other countries also are likely to recognise the Washington Accord qualification as the highest engineering accreditation than 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 consists of 20 credit points. A full-time study load is 60 credit points per Trimester. MEng(Tel) comprises 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.

Trimester 1
Core
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 2
Core
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 3
Core
Elective 1
Industry Project
 
Trimester 4
Core
Elective 2
Industry Project
 

As part of the Master of Engineering (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 Industry Experience unit involves twelve weeks (full-time) or 24 weeks (part-time) industry placement.

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 Master of Engineering (Telecommunication) is the Work Integrated Learning component through the unit ME700 . 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

COURSE UNITS

Master of Engineering - Telecommunications

Common Core Units

Electives

Students should select two electives from the pool of electives

The Course Coordinator may approve another elective from 500 or 600 level units, subject to meeting pre-requisites.

Industry experience notes (can this link to the industry experience section below? - you’ve added them to the other section, but would be good to flag here somehow)

Please note:

  • 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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 a high level of autonomy and accountability
  • Be able to collaborate and communicate with others in a professional setting

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree of at least four years duration in an area of Engineering related to Telecommunications or Networks, Electronics, or Electrical Engineering.

For further information, see the links below:

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. This includes formal, informal and non‐formal learning. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about recognition of prior learning .

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

Applying for Credit Transfer/RPL

If you are seeking credit transfer for the same or similar unit/s previously completed at a different institute, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application:

  • Certified copy of relevant certificates and results for any studies that you have completed
  • Unit outlines
  • Credit Transfer Application Form – download the form here

Read more about credit transfer here.

Submitting the Credit Transfer/ RPL Application

Once complete, scan and email your application to us.

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 Master 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 Master 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.

What qualifications do I need for a Master of Engineering in Telecommunicaitons?

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree of at least four years duration in an area of Engineering related to Telecommunications or Networks, such as Computer Systems, Electronics, or Electrical Engineering.

Have more questions?

Find answers to your FAQ here:

How to apply

Intake dates

Information for international students

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION

Before applying, make sure you:

  • Meet the course entry requirements for the course you want to apply for.
  • Have all your details ready—for example, your educational history, personal details, academic transcripts and award certificates.

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.

Uploading your documents

You must upload all requested documents at the time of the application.

Learn more about the whole of the institution set here.

Contact us

Phone our friendly student recruitment team on 1800 648 669.
enquiries@mit.edu.au

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 Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the Professional Engineers level. Graduates of this program are eligible for membership at the Professional level of Engineers Australia according to the Washington Accord.

Your engineering accreditation is recognised around the world in countries that are signatories of the Washington Accord . Other countries also are likely to recognise the Washington Accord qualification as the highest engineering accreditation than 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 consists of 20 credit points. A full-time study load is 60 credit points per Trimester. MEng(Tel) comprises 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.

Trimester 1
Core
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 2
Core
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 3
Core
Elective 1
Industry Project
 
Trimester 4
Core
Elective 2
Industry Project
 

As part of the Master of Engineering (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 Industry Experience unit involves twelve weeks (full-time) or 24 weeks (part-time) industry placement.

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 Master of Engineering (Telecommunication) is the Work Integrated Learning component through the unit ME700 . 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

COURSE UNITS

Master of Engineering - Telecommunications

Common Core Units

Electives

Students should select two electives from the pool of electives

The Course Coordinator may approve another elective from 500 or 600 level units, subject to meeting pre-requisites.

Industry experience notes (can this link to the industry experience section below? - you’ve added them to the other section, but would be good to flag here somehow)

Please note:

  • 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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 a high level of autonomy and accountability
  • Be able to collaborate and communicate with others in a professional setting

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree of at least four years duration in an area of Engineering related to Telecommunications or Networks, Electronics, or Electrical Engineering.

For further information, see the links below:

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. This includes formal, informal and non‐formal learning. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about recognition of prior learning .

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

Applying for Credit Transfer/RPL

If you are seeking credit transfer for the same or similar unit/s previously completed at a different institute, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application:

  • Certified copy of relevant certificates and results for any studies that you have completed
  • Unit outlines
  • Credit Transfer Application Form – download the form here

Read more about credit transfer here.

Submitting the Credit Transfer/ RPL Application

Once complete, scan and email your application to us.

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 Master 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 Master 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.

What qualifications do I need for a Master of Engineering in Telecommunicaitons?

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree of at least four years duration in an area of Engineering related to Telecommunications or Networks, such as Computer Systems, Electronics, or Electrical Engineering.

Have more questions?

Find answers to your FAQ here:

How to apply

Intake dates

Information for international students

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION

Before applying, make sure you:

  • Meet the course entry requirements for the course you want to apply for.
  • Have all your details ready—for example, your educational history, personal details, academic transcripts and award certificates.

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.

Uploading your documents

You must upload all requested documents at the time of the application.

Learn more about the whole of the institution set here.

Contact us

Phone our friendly student recruitment team on 1800 648 669.
enquiries@mit.edu.au

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.