Course Description

During this program, you'll learn the fundamentals and processes behind the design of modern telecommunications systems and services, including the Internet, and mobile and satellite systems.

You'll learn about a wide range of communications technologies, including optical fibre and wireless systems (such as 4G mobile and Wi-fi), the Internet, cable systems, and satellite communications. As a professional you'll then be able to apply these systems and technologies to various civilian and defence applications such as radar, weather monitoring, global positioning, sensor networks, and provision of services such as voice, video and streaming services over the Internet.

In your third or fourth year, this program offers the option to take a minor in either communications engineering (focusing on the specification, design, and maintenance of physical communication links and circuits), or network engineering (focusing on creating integrated communications networks, management of information flow, delivery of internet and data services, and network security).

You'll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design and build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.

To ensure you graduate job-ready, you'll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.

Why study telecommunications engineering at RMIT?

Studying telecommunications engineering at RMIT offers the following benefits:

  1. Prepare yourself for employment
    A strong focus on design and research ensures that you graduate as a highly skilled professional.
  2. Hands-on learning experiences
    You'll consolidate theories through hands-on learning in laboratory experiments.
  3. A globally accredited qualification
    As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia, and your qualification will be recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, the Washington Accord.

    Tuition Fees

    International Students: $36,480 per year full-time


    4 years full time, 8 years part time

    Starting dates

    February, July

    Graduate Rating

    Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

    Teaching quality: 61.8% (national average 58.7%)
    Improved skills: 70.6% (national average 77.3%)
    Overall satisfaction: 76.5% (national average 75.3%)

    The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

    Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

    Employed full time: (national average 71.2%)
    Studying full time: (national average 11.7%)
    Median full time salary: (national average $58,700)

    You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

    Course codes

    CRICOS Code: 093023A
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH071

    Entry Requirements

    The highest level of educati