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Electronic and Communication Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) - BEng(Curtin) - MJRU-ELCME Science and Engineering
Indicative ATAR 80 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley or Sarawak This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full-time

Course overview

Electronic communications underpin everyday technologies, from text messaging and air travel to TV and radio.

This major will give you an appreciation of the whole field. You will explore analogue and digital communications, sensors, imaging, control instruments, electronic design, signal processing, and telecommunications and computer networks.

In your first year you will completed the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice. After completing this common year you can select to major in electronic and communications engineering.

In your final year of study, you will undertake a major research or design project.

You will need to complete at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience during the summer breaks, in order to graduate from electronic and communication engineering.

You can also study Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) with Bachelor of Science (majoring in Computer Science or Physics), as part of a double degree program. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Not accepted.

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Essential WACE courses

  • Mathematics: Methods ATAR and at least one of the following courses: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR and Engineering Studies ATAR.

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Specialist ATAR


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

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Professional recognition

Graduates fulfill the stage 1 competencies required by Engineers Australia (EAust) as the pathway to chartered-engineer status (CPEng).

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer

Why Electronic and Communication Engineering?

  • This course provides you with fundamental and up-to-date knowledge in two of the fastest advancing technology areas.
  • Augment your theoretical study with laboratory experimentation and computer simulation.

How this course will make you industry ready

With the broad range of skills you will acquire in this major, you will have career options in areas as diverse as software development, industry applications of electronic systems, fibre optics and mobile communications.