Telecommunications Engineering


Telecommunications Engineering is an area of specialisation within the field of Electrical Engineering. It is concerned with all aspects of theory and applications for a broad range of systems such as telephone and data networks, radio and television broadcasting, satellite and deep space applications.

The study of Telecommunications may also involve research in digital communications, microwaves and antennas, optical communications (including the design and manufacture of lasers and optical fibres), signal and information processing and satellite mobile communications.

Employment as a telecommunications engineer involves the planning, design, commissioning and monitoring of complex telecommunications networks and associated broadcasting equipment

Studying Telecommunications Engineering at UNSW

The study of Telecommunications at UNSW is primarily through the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. Both undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study are available. Please refer to the table below for a list of programs available at UNSW.

Telecommunications can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
5341 Engineering Science Specialisation TELECS5341
8338 Engineering Science Specialisation TELEBS8338
8621 Engineering Specialisation TELEAS8621

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