Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering

Courses and Study Australian courses Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering

Why study Electronic Systems and Internet of Things at JCU?

Why wouldn't you study the Internet of Things at JCU? JCU has shown its innovation yet again, by pioneering this first-of-its-kind in Australia course which combines Electronic Engineering with Internet technologies, wireless communications, sensor devices, industrial design and cloud computing. So when you complete JCU's Bachelor of Engineering Honours - Electronic Systems and IoT course, you'll be ready to take advantage of what the future holds...and the future will hold a lot more technology and interconnectivity.

Campus
Townsville; Cairns
Full course in Cairns
TSV - 1st year only
Start dates
February, July
Duration
4 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus
Prerequisites
English, Maths B
OP/Rank
12/74

Career opportunities

The world will be your oyster when you achieve your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree majoring in Electronic Systems and IoT from JCU. You'll be ready to take your place in careers such as:

  • Intelligent embedded system design
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart vehicular networking
  • Precision agriculture
  • *Smart cities (*where investments in human and social capital and traditional and modern communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life)
  • Environmental and ecological monitoring
  • Mining and smart manufacturing
  • National/international security and disaster management
  • Building and home automation
  • Structural health monitoring.

You'll have the expertise to apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve practical, real-world problems. Even better, you'll learn technical, design and entrepreneurial skills required to start your own brand new venture or start-up industry.

Course highlights

You'll learn about the future in this course. And you'll be ready to be a leader in constantly improving the interconnectivity of everything you can imagine and things that haven't been thought of yet. You'll learn skills that will be needed in areas like urban transport, medical devices, household appliances, smart watches and other wearable technologies, home electronics and appliances, cars, heart monitoring implants - just to name a few. Your studies will include:

  • Sensor technologies
  • Big data analytics
  • Wireless communication and mobile computing
  • Networking and data communications

Course overview

JCU's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majoring in Electronic Systems and IoT is a four year course. You will begin your course with a common first year of Engineering study that will set you up to succeed with your chosen major and minors, with topics including Computing for Engineers, Process Engineering, Statics and Dynamics, Electric Circuits and Mathematics Techniques.

From Year 2, you'll also be able to select minors that reflect your own interests. You may choose:

How to apply

Check the QTAC information and apply by clicking on the relevant link below depending on where you wish to study.

Take note of the QTAC code for this course in the location you've chosen because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (314021) - Apply now
Cairns (324021) - Apply now

Subjects

BEng(Hons) – Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering Major

Major code

BEH-IOT

Credit point value

48 credit points for major

Other details

Not available part-time

Must complete first year of course before choosing major

Available only in Cairns

Major Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 2

EE2201:03 Circuit Theory

CP1404:03 Programming I

EE2300:03 Electronics 1

CC2011: 03 Digital Signal Processing

CC2511:03 Embedded Systems Design

CP2404:03 Database Modelling

Level 3

EE3901:03 Sensor Technologies

CC3910:03 Digital Communication Technologies

CC3501:03 Computer Interfacing and Control

CC3650:03 Digital Control and Automation

CP3404:03 Information Security

CP3406:03 Mobile Computing

MA3405:03 Multivariate Statistical Methods

Level 4

CC4950:03 Design Project

CC4510:03 Digital System Design

LB5222:03 Technopreneurship: The E entrepreneur

Pathway into course

On successful completion of the Diploma of Higher Education you may be eligible to continue into this degree, and you may be able to receive some credit for successfully completed subjects.

Handbook

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) [Embedded]

Course code

116209

Professional accreditation status

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are immediately eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia and, following a period of professional practice, may become Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng).

Course type

HON – Bachelor with Honours (AQF level 8)

Division

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection
requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Post admission
requirements

Nil

Closing date

N/A

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion
requirements

Approved exposure to Professional Engineering Practice, including required activities and industry placement, equivalent to a minimum 60 days full-time industry placement

Must hold current Senior First Aid certificate at the time of graduation

Course learning outcomes

The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility.  JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia.  They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability.  They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at James Cook University will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced   body of theoretical and technical knowledge, including depth in the   underlying concepts and principles in one engineering discipline
  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of   engineering in society, with specific reference to practices and priorities   for creating sustainable communities and industries in the tropics
  • Demonstrate broad understanding of engineering   methods, including design processes, whole system approaches, formal project   management and decision-making strategies and their application in   engineering practice
  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and   manage information from a range of sources for engineering practice and   research
  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based   laboratory and/or field experiments, by selecting and applying methods,   techniques and tools as appropriate to the engineering discipline
  • Organise, analyse and interpret scientific   and/or engineering data using appropriate mathematical, statistical and   technological skills
  • Communicate ideas, arguments and conclusions   clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences, through advanced English   language skills and a variety of media
  • Develop components, systems and/or processes   to meet specified requirements, and creative approaches to synthesise   alternative solutions, concepts and procedures for unpredictable or complex   problems
  • Critically review regulatory requirements,   ethical principles and cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly   and safely in diverse contexts and interdisciplinary teams
  • Prioritise multiple demands to achieve   personal and team goals, with regular review of performance to manage   continuing professional development
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and   methods to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and   scholarship with some independence.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

EG1000:03 Engineering 1

EG1002:03 Computing and Sensors

EG1010:03 Process Engineering

EG1011:03 Statics and Dynamics

EG1012:03 Electric Circuits

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1

Level 2

MA2000:03 Mathematical Techniques

Level 3

EG3000:03 Engineering Project Management or BX2077:03 Project Management (only students taking the Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Major will be required to take BX2077)

Level 4

EG4011:03 Thesis Part 1 of 2

EG4012:03 Thesis Part 2 of 2

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table A at the end of first year

PLUS

Select a minor from Table B after you have selected a major

TABLE A (Engineering Majors)

Type of major

Mandatory, single

Credit points in major

48 credit points

Special requirements

Some subjects in each of the majors may require students to participate in field trips, site visits or other off-campus activities.  A fee may be charged by the College for transport or subsistence associated with these trips

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Chemical Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Not available for Mid-Year entry

Civil Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Mechanical Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Townsville

MINORS

Type of minor

Mandatory, single

Credit points in minor

12 credit points

Special requirements

Some subjects in each of the minors may require students to participate in field trips, site visits or other off-campus activities. A fee may be charged by the College for transport or subsistence associated with these trips.

TABLE B (MINORS)

MINOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Intelligent Systems

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Majors

Infrastructure and Planning

Townsville

Available with Civil Engineering Major only

International Logistics

Townsville

Available with all majors with prior approval of the Course Coordinator.  This minor is linked to an exchange program agreement.

Materials and Mechanical Design

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering Major only

Mathematics

Townsville

Available with all majors

Mining and Minerals

Townsville

Available with all majors

Physics

Townsville

Available with all majors

Software

Townsville

Cairns

Available with all majors

Sustainability

Townsville

Available with all majors

Water and Waste Water

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering Major only

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Course available for mid-year Entry

The Chemical Engineering Major is not available for selection with a mid-year entry if students wish to complete the course within 4 years.

See Table A (ENGINEERING MAJORS) for availability of majors at each campus

Townsville

Course available for mid-year Entry

The Chemical Engineering Major is not available for selection with a mid-year entry if students wish to complete the course within 4 years.

See Table A (ENGINEERING MAJORS) for availability of majors at each campus

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full time or equivalent part time

Maximum time to complete

11 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

The engineering thesis topic must be specific to the student’s chosen engineering major

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 21 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.-

Other restrictions

A minimum of 18 credit points (including 6 credit points of fourth year thesis) should be completed at James Cook University for each of levels 3 and 4.

If the student requests advanced standing approaching this maximum level, then the advanced standing should be predominantly from the first two levels of the Bachelor of Engineering program.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BEng(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur

The minor will not appear on the testamur, but will appear on the academic transcript

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

The Honours component of this degree is embedded into the course.

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.