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Start date
February
July

Duration
2 year(s) full-time

Program Code
LMEL

Fees
2018: AUD$ 34,200 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
079909B

Key features

  • Engineering research rated well above world-class by 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).1
  • Further your knowledge in information and communication technologies, and electrical engineering.
  • Specialise in Telecommunications covering wireless and mobile communication systems, theory and coding, and telecommunication networks.
  • Benefit from links to the Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR).
  • Complete a minor thesis and choose to do a substantial workplace project in your area of interest.

1 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Snapshot

Snapshot

In this master degree, you will study advanced topics in wireless and mobile communication systems, information theory and coding, and telecommunication networks.

The degree is strongly supported by UniSA’s research environment, a dynamic teaching and research base for students. All have excellent facilities, with world renowned links and associations.

If you decide to exit this degree having successfully completed the first semester, you will receive a graduate certificate qualification. If you have successfully completed the first year, you will receive a graduate diploma qualification.

Why Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

Why this Degree

This master degree closely aligns learning to professional practice. You will learn the latest in advanced telecommunications engineering theories. You’ll develop skills in engineering research methods and in your final year you’ll use these skills working on a minor thesis. As part of the degree you also have the option to obtain industry experience through a work-based project.

Our students have worked on industry-related projects such as:

  • indoor localisation based on visible light communications
  • digital signal processing applied to a variety of practical problems (such as radar-based vehicle collision prevention system)
  • various aspects of the Internet of Things

Incorporating strong theoretical teaching, experience-based learning and modern facilities, we offer the ideal academic blend for graduates to meet the challenges of modern enterprise. Learning is supported by world-class engineering research and industry experience to help advance your expertise and career opportunities.

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide – we offer our students plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience and make industry connections.

The Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR) is an internationally recognised research organisation focusing on four main areas: satellite communications, high speed data communications, flexible radios and networks and computational and theoretical neuroscience. Our postgraduate students work with supervisors with strong connections to industry and whose research topics tackle problems facing the wireless communications industry today.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Online study

Online study

Partially online

Your career

There are a wide range of career options for highly qualified engineers, with employment opportunities in engineering consulting firms, construction companies, and local, state and federal government. You could consider:

Careers to consider:

  • network planning manager: developing and implementing network plans and strategic goals; analysing existing network performance and identifying growth opportunities; leading teams of network engineers
  • operations management maintenance: supervising and leading teams of engineers, scientists and technicians who work on projects; overseeing production and quality control; directing operations, testing and maintenance; planning and scheduling, client consulting, budgetary responsibilities
  • telecommunications research and development: improving the capabilities of current technologies or developing new technological innovations; analysing problems, identifying solutions, using research methods to apply and test solutions, documenting and presenting solutions

You could also continue with a PhD through one of our dynamic research concentrations.

Industry facts

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Over the past two years engineering vacancies in Australia increased by 42.2 per cent1.

1 Vacancies for Engineers January 2017 Update, Engineers Australia

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In 2016, engineering vacancies in Australia increased from 2,423 (January) to 3,230 (December)1.

1 Vacancies for Engineers January 2017 Update, Engineers Australia

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Ranked number one in South Australia for engineering research by 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia, with research rated well above world-class.

What others are saying

The support and facilities at UniSA has helped me develop as an engineer. I also have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement, where I can improve my professional and transferable skills, before entering the workforce.

Priyam Dushyant Sheth

Master of Engineering (Telecommunication)

Priyam Dushyant Sheth

Priyam Dushyant Sheth

Master of Engineering (Telecommunication)

I returned to study after hearing about UniSA's Institute of Telecommunications Research (ITR). ITR conducts industry-relevant research in the areas of high speed communication, which I found interesting and really wanted to study further.

Kharrufa Shweta Rana

Master of Engineering (Telecommunication)

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Kharrufa Shweta Rana

Master of Engineering (Telecommunication)

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In your first year of study you’ll study specialist telecommunications areas such as communication systems, internet technology and optical communications. You'll also have the option to get industry experience through a work-based project.

In second year you’ll take further specialist telecommunications courses in areas such as networks, wireless and mobile communications; and information theory and coding.

Key to this degree is the development and application of research methods and skills. These will be invaluable when you begin work on your minor thesis.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include: 

  • reports and project documentation 
  • essays and assignments  
  • examinations 
  • group projects and presentations 

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Research

UniSA’s research centres provide a dynamic teaching and research base for students. All have state-of-the-art facilities, with world renowned links and associations. Through your studies you may become involved with the Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR).

ITR’s research has a high degree of relevance to the problems facing the wireless communications industry. There are four main areas of research:

  • satellite communications
  • flexible radios and networks
  • high speed data communications
  • computational and theoretical neuroscience laboratory

ITR works with customers, industry, government agencies, and like-minded research organisations across the globe, producing multidisciplinary, collaborative research.

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
CORE COURSES
Communication Systems EEET 3028 4.5
Digital Signal Processing EEET 4058 4.5
Engineering Research Practice EEET 5004 4.5 Rule(s): 3
ELECTIVE COURSES (select 22.5 units) Rule(s): 2
Telecommunications specialisation
Modern Communication Systems EEET 4036 4.5
Internet Technology EEET 4073 4.5
Optical Communications G EEET 4046 4.5
Learning in the Workplace Project EDUC 4192 9 Rule(s): 1
Electrical Engineering Courses
Linear Electronic Circuits EEET 3049 4.5
Advanced Control EEET 4071 4.5
Principles of Test and Evaluation N EEET 5047 4.5
SECOND YEAR
Select one of:
Engineering Economic Analysis MFET 5011 4.5
OR
Engineering Management EEET 5132 4.5
CORE COURSES
Telecommunications Networks EEET 5147 4.5
Mobile Communications and Wireless Access EEET 5102 4.5
Information Theory and Coding EEET 5101 4.5
Engineering Minor Thesis 1 EEET 5121 9
Engineering Minor Thesis 2 EEET 5122 9

I am a lecturer in Telecommunication Networks and Computer Communications and Networks, and a Program Director for Master of Engineering (Electrical Power and Telecommunications) at UniSA. My research interests include telecommunications networks, protocols, mobility support in wireless Internet and related topics. In my Program Director role, I am passionate about helping all students feel welcome in the programs and achieve the best results they can.   

Dr Arek Dadej

Program Director

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Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Mawson Lakes

Nestled in amongst engineering and tech companies in Technology Park, Mawson Lakes has state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. On-campus there are large open green spaces, cafés, wetlands, interactive learning spaces, the largest strong-floor in Australia, a planetarium and a gym. It is 20 minutes from the city centre, easily accessible by bus, train and car. Explore Mawson Lakes >

Your study experience

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

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