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					    Electrical, Computer, and
    Telecommunications Engineering


Dr Colin Coates
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle
What is an Electrical Engineer?                                             2




• Electrical Engineering is a large, expanding
  profession.
• IEEE (www.ieee.org) currently has 38 societies
  focusing on different aspects of Electrical
  Engineering.
• Broadly speaking:
   •       “Electrical Engineers conduct research,
          design, develop, test and oversee the
  manufacture and operation of electrical systems.”



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Where do Electrical Engineers work?                                         3




•    Manufacturing
•    Energy and electric power
•    Mining
•    Telecommunications
•    Computers
•    Transportation and Automation
•    Bioengineering
•    Aerospace
•    Education and Research

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How do I become an Electrical Engineer?                                     4




• 4 Year (full time) University degree
• Scholarships
   – UNISS
   – Australian Power Academy (APA)
   – Australian Power Institute (API)
   – Cadetships (Energy Australia, Country Energy)
• Women become electrical engineers too!
• Alternate Pathways
   – TAFE (Diploma, Advanced Diploma)

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Undergraduate Programs
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•Electrical Engineering
  –General expertise across all areas.
  –Specializations in Power generation, distribution and machines

•Computer Engineering
  –Embedded Computing
  –Software Design
  –Computer Design

•Telecommunications Engineering
  –Wireless Communications
  –Computer Networking
  –Satellite Communications




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    First Year of Study
•   First year of study is fully prescribed (no electives) for ECT              6
    students:
–   ELEC1700 Computer Engineering 1
–   SENG1110 Introduction to Software Engineering
–   MATH1110 Mathematics 111
–   PHYS1210 Advanced Physics 1

–   ELEC1300 Electrical Engineering 1
–   MATH1120 Mathematics 112
–   PHYS1220 Advanced Physics 2
–   GENG1803 Introduction to Engineering Practice

•  Organisational details for each course will differ, but typically
  consist of:
– Lectures
– Tutorials
– Laboratories

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  Undergraduate Program Structure Years 2-4
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•Year 2
–Common Components: Maths, Circuit Theory, Computer Design, Electronics
Design, Signal Processing
  – Specialisations
    – CE : Software Design
    – TE : Communications Systems


•Year 3
  – Engineering Design (Common)
  – EE: Management, Power Utilisation plus 5 electives
  – CE: Management, Computer Design, Embedded Systems plus 4 electives
  – TE: Signal Processing, Communications, Advanced Communications, networks
    plus 2 electives

•Year 4
  – Project (Major), Management plus 4 electives

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The Discipline of Electrical, Computer &
Telecommunications Engineering
•     17 academic staff (Lecturers)
       • approx. 10 research-only academic staff
•     7 laboratory-based technical staff
–     Offices and laboratories in EE building
–     Lab Manager: Peter Turner
–     Student mentor: Fernando (“Fred”) Martinez
•     3 administrative staff
–     Located in School office, room EAG08, ground floor EA building
–     Executive Officer: Kathy Allan
•     250+300 undergraduate students
•     30 Postgraduate Students (PhD/Masters)

•      annual budget of around $4.5 million, plus substantial research grant income



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Career Prospects - Starting Salaries and
Employment rates source: www.apesma.asn.au/surveys/graduates                  12




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Further Information                                                              13


      – Mathematics (Band 5/6)
             • Mathematics Extension 1 good
             • Mathematics Extension 2 excellent!
      – Physics;
      – Chemistry; and
      – English
•    Bonus Points
      – Commencing in 2009, the HSC Bonus Points Scheme is being
        expanded and will include various subjects in addition to Maths
      – More details on which HSC Subjects and Bands will attract bonus points
        is available on the University’s website: www.newcastle.edu.au
•    UAI > 80 desirable
•    Genuine interest in learning is a key factor

                Thank you for your interest!
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