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. The School offers a four year full-time undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Telecommunications. Dual degree programs, “fast-track” programs to a Masters degree, and postgraduate study are also available. Please refer to the table below.

Telecommunications can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3707 Engineering (Honours) Major TELEAH3707
3761 Adv Math (Hons) / Eng (Hons) Major TELEAH3761
3762 AdvSci(Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major TELEAH3762
3763 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major TELEAH3763
3764 Engineering (Hons)/Commerce Major TELEAH3764
3765 Engineering (Honours) / Law Major TELEAH3765
3766 Music / Engineering (Honours) Major TELEAH3766
3767 Engineering (Hons) / Science Major TELEAH3767
3768 Eng (Hons) / MBiomedE Major TELEAH3768
3769 Music (Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major TELEAH3769
3772 Engineering(Hons)/Computer Sci Major TELEAH3772
3785 Engineering (Hons) / Comp Sci Major TELEAH3785
3961 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major TELEAH3961

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