Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
ITR works with customers, industry, government agencies, and like-minded research organisations across the globe, producing multidisciplinary, collaborative research.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|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|
|Modern Communication Systems||EEET 4036||4.5|
|Optical Communications G||EEET 4046||4.5|
|Network Infrastructure||INFT 5032||4.5|
|Learning in the Workplace Project||EDUC 4192||9||Rule(s): 1|
|Electrical Engineering Courses|
|Linear Electronic Circuits||EEET 3049||4.5|
|VLSI Design||EEET 4045||4.5|
|Advanced Control||EEET 4071||4.5|
|Renewable Energy Systems UG||EEET 3050||4.5|
|Power Electronics and Drives||EEET 3016||4.5|
|Energy and Society||MENG 5005||4.5|
|Select one of:|
|Engineering Economic Analysis||MFET 5011||4.5|
|Total Quality Management||MFET 5022||4.5|
|Lean Six Sigma||MFET 5053||4.5|
|Project Planning and Control G||MFET 5040||4.5|
|Enterprise Resource Planning||MFET 5037||4.5|
|Operations Management Systems||MFET 5024||4.5|
|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|
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:
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.
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.
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:
You could also continue with a PhD through one of our dynamic research concentrations.
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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.
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.
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.
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.