Electronics and Communication Engineering Honours and Physics Double Degree
|Guaranteed ATAR||80 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|Study mode||Mixed on- and off-campus|
|Duration||5 years full time|
Physics is the fundamental study of matter and space and their interactions and evolution in time, while engineering is the application of this knowledge to meet human needs in science and technology. This challenging double degree provides a unique combination of a theoretical, quantitative scientific discipline with a practical, highly applied discipline.
You will explore subjects in astronomy, physics, and mathematics, along with data acquisition, analysis and modelling techniques. You'll also undertake a physics research project under the supervision of a research group. Specialist areas of study include radio astronomy, marine science and technology, and satellite and remote sensing.
In your first year you will complete 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.
The final two years are devoted to electrical and communication engineering. You will study analogue and digital communication systems, information processing, telecommunications and computer communication networks, signal and image processing, control and instrumentation, as well as electronic design.
The course will help you develop a full spectrum of skills, from the theoretical, conceptual and problem-solving skills required in the study of physics, right through to project management and real-world applications gained in the study of engineering.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
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.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
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ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
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Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics: Methods ATAR and Physics ATAR, or equivalent.
Desirable WACE coursesChemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR or Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
To satisfy professional requirements, you must complete 12 weeks of approved work experience associated with the engineering industry. You may make your own arrangements for employment or seek assistance from the University's Prospective Students Services.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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 and are subject to passage of legislation.
*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.
Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. Try our RPL search to find out what credit you might be eligible for.
- Curtin offers a high-quality, student-centred learning environment, with personal attention from academic staff at all levels. This course runs in close collaboration with a range of quality research groups and international collaborators.
- This fully-accredited course is relevant to industry with theory, computer simulation and practical components. To satisfy professional requirements, you will undertake 12 weeks of approved work experienced associated with the engineering industry before graduating. Undertaking this professional practice while still studying makes theoretical studies more meaningful.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
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