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Electronic and Communication Engineering and Computer Science Double Degree

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering), Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) - BEng(Curtin), BSc(Curtin) - BB-ECECMP 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
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 5 years full time

Course overview

Computer science develops a high level of understanding of computer systems as a whole and the processes involved in both software and hardware construction and analysis. You’ll write software and learn methods for analysing and solving problems and the fundamentals underlying the development of computer systems. Software design and algorithm analysis will be covered while you explore the fields of artificial intelligence, computer communications, systems programming and computer graphics.

In this double degree, you’ll focus on the development of fundamentals in physics, mathematics, data analysis, computing and engineering. You’ll complete a physics research project in your third year under the supervision of one of our research groups.
In your final two years, you’ll be devoted to the engineering side of this course.

To satisfy professional requirements, you’ll need to complete 12 weeks of approved work experienced associated with the engineering industry before graduating.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

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.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

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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

Other requirements

In certain cases, the need to complete special units may extend the duration of your studies.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Electronics Engineer
  • Systems Designer (Information Technology)
  • Programmer (Information Technology)
  • Electronics Engineering Associate
  • Information Technology Support Technician
  • Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technologist
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Analyst (Information Technology)
  • Programmer (Information Technology)

Why Electronic and Communication Engineering and Computer Science Double Degree?

  • This course prepares students with fundamental and state-of-the-art knowledge in two of the fastest advancing technology areas.
  • Augment your theoretical study with laboratory experimentation and computer simulation.
  • This fully accredited degree assures that graduates enjoy career opportunities in a wide range of industries in Australia and overseas.
  • This course includes a solid mixture of the underlying theory of computer science and the practical aspects needed for industry.
  • It has professional accreditation status with the Australian Computer Society.
  • Our graduates are employed by companies who develop computing technology skills (e.g. language compilers and operating systems) such as Google, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Motorola, etc. Twenty Curtin graduates are currently employed by Microsoft in Seattle.
  • First year students enjoy the benefits of a substantial support infrastructure. Senior tutors are available to help students with problems. The Department also runs a student mentoring program to assist students in making the transition from high school to university.
  • Excellent high profile research on artificial intelligence and computer vision is carried out by computer scientists in the Department. This offers graduates the opportunity to further enhance their skills and knowledge by working on highly relevant projects (such as surveillance) under the supervision of academics with well-established research profiles.