Faculty of Engineering

Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Telecommunications) (2020)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2020.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Telecommunications) (2020)
CP Required: 96
Min FT Duration: 2.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2020, 2019

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed here.

Admission to candidature

Admission to candidature requires: EITHER (a) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney, OR (b) equivalent qualification, with a minimum credit average; OR (c) a non-engineering bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average, with studies equivalent to 48 credit points in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, computing or statistics, as related to the intended engineering specialisation.

All candidates for admission must have prior learning equivalent to 48 credit points in total, which, in the estimation of the Dean, is comparable to the requirements for the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at this University in the stream sought for admission.

Credit for previous study

Candidates with a Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent in the relevant discipline, and who have reached an acceptable level of academic achievement in their prior degree, may be eligible for a reduction of volume in learning of up to 48 credit points.

A maximum of 72 credit points may be granted towards the Master of Professional Engineering from external postgraduate studies where no award has been, or will be made, provided the studies are acceptable to the Program Director Dean and are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering.

Candidates transferring from the Master of Engineering to the Master of Professional Engineering may transfer up to 24 credit points provided units are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering. Any additional credit is subject to the approval by the Dean.

Progression

Candidates are required to meet the progression requirements as specified in the University's Coursework Rule.

Course resolutions

This course is administered under course resolutions published in the Faculty Handbook at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG5202: Sustainable Design, Engineering & Management
Core
6 ELEC9305: Digital Signal Processing
Core
6 ELEC9505: Communications
Core
6 ELEC9515: Digital Communication Systems

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC9506: Data Communications and the Internet
6 Select from Unit Block:
Telecommunications Specialist Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Telecommunications Specialist Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Telecommunications Specialist Electives

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC5020: Capstone Project A


Note: See Streams/Majors for full details.

Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway and may replace ELEC5020 and 6cp of recommended electives with ELEC5222 Dissertation A.
Core
6 ENGG5204: Engineering Professional Practice
Core
0 ENGG5217: Practical Experience
6 Select from Unit Block:
Management Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Telecommunications Specialist Electives

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC5021: Capstone Project B


Note: See Streams/Majors for full details.

Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway and may replace ELEC5021 and 6cp of recommended electives with ELEC5223 Dissertation B.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Telecommunications Specialist Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Telecommunications Specialist Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Management Electives

4. Pathways

Capstone Project

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC5020: Capstone Project A
Core
6 ELEC5021: Capstone Project B

Note: Capstone Project must be completed by all students, unless undertaking Research Pathway (conditions below). Capstone Project is normally completed across two semesters in two stages through ELEC5020 (6cp) and ELEC5021 (6cp). However, it may also be completed in a single semester (12 cp).

Extended Capstone Project

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC5020: Capstone Project A
Core
12 ELEC5022: Capstone Project B Extended

Note: Students take Capstone Project units ELEC5020 and ELEC5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project ELEC5021 and 6 cp of elective units.

Students achieving an average mark of 70% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.

Research Pathway

Type CP CP From
Core
12 ELEC5222: Dissertation A
Core
12 ELEC5223: Dissertation B

Note: Research pathway students take Dissertation units Research pathway students take Dissertation units ELEC5222 and ELEC5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 cp of elective units.

Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Telecommunications Specialist Electives (Min CP: 36,Max CP: 36)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ELEC5101 Antennas and Propagation 6 Semester 2
ELEC5403 Radio Frequency Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC5507 Error Control Coding 6 Semester 1
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC5510 Satellite Communication Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5511 Optical Communication Systems 6 Semester 1
ELEC5512 Optical Networks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5516 Electrical and Optical Sensor Design 6 Semester 1
ELEC5517 Software Defined Networks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 6 Semester 1

Block 2 - Management Electives (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG5203 Quality Engineering and Management 6 Semester 2
ENGG5205 Professional Practice in Project Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Summer Main
Int January
ENGG5214 Management of Technology 6 Semester 2
ENGG5215 International Engineering Strategies and Operations 6 Semester 2
ENGG5216 Management of Engineering Innovation 6 Semester 1

Block 3 - Exchange Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ELEC6901 Electrical Exchange Unit 1A 6 Semester 1
Int January
Int July
ELEC6902 Electrical Exchange Unit 1B 12 Semester 1
Int January
Int July
ELEC6903 Electrical Exchange Unit 1C 24 Semester 1
ELEC6904 Electrical Exchange Unit 2A 6 Semester 2
Int January
Int July
ELEC6905 Electrical Exchange Unit 2B 12 Semester 2
Int January
Int July
ELEC6906 Electrical Exchange Unit 2C 24 Semester 2

Note: Summer/Winter Exchange units require the approval of the Program Director. With approval, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.