Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Computer systems engineers are experts in the Internet of Things (IoT), embedded systems, software engineering, communication networks, cyber security and electronics design. These skills are key building blocks of emerging technologies like robotics, autonomous systems, intelligent transportation, smart civic infrastructure and health systems.The Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) program combines theoretical and practical courses to develop graduate skills to serve society and industry. Graduates of this program will find employment in many industrial sectors including ICT (Information & Communication Technology), artificial intelligence, tele-health, manufacturing, defence, finance, entertainment and other sectors.


The Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) is a four year program, students are required to complete 320 units, which are comprised of: 260 units of Core courses 20 units of Computer Systems Directed Courses 40 units of Elective Courses


  • Computer systems engineering
  • advanced computer systems and embedded systems
  • advanced physics
  • computer and electrical engineering
  • programmable logic design
  • quantum mechanics and semiconductor physics
  • signals and systems

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative entry pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Students who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


This degree program is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.

Study pathways

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $159,780 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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