Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems)

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Electronics Technologist | Computer System Technologist |

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Course Rundown

Turn your knack for electronics into an exciting professional career. It starts with this Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems) course from Edith Cowan University.

A unique course designed for students interested in technology systems and just beginning a career, this comprehensive computer  systems course covers the science and technology of electronics and computer systems, and positions students for careers in electronics, computer engineering and and engineering.

This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work in computer and electronic technology, including theoretical knowledge of computer systems, mechanics, electronics and design, and practical skills in problem-solving and project management.

You’ll build a foundation in maths, design and engineering, and specialise your knowledge with advanced subjects including data communication, digital electronics, computer-aided design and power electronics.

This qualification also offers the opportunity to link theoretical knowledge with practice. You’ll have the opportunity to complete six weeks of work placement, putting your new skills into action and building sought-after experience.

If you enjoy working with details and like problem-solving, this course could be your first step towards an exciting new career. You may also choose to use this qualification as a straightforward pathway to working professionally as an engineer — articulation may be available towards the Master of Engineering with this qualification, allowing you to become qualified as a professionally accredited engineer with just two further years of study.




You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 70 (or equivalent); OR
  • Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
  • Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
  • Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s standard requirements; OR
  • Have completed a bridging or enabling course; AND
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency and special admission requirements (see below).

Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent. 

If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU’s Experience-Based Entry Scheme. 

Special Admission Requirements: It is desirable that all applicants have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered. Alternatively, applicants can complete a bridging unit during the first year of their studies if students have not passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR.

In this technology course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Introductory applied mathematics
  • Introduction to engineering
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Electrical engineering 1A
  • Materials and manufacturing
  • Mathematics 1
  • Digital electronics
  • Instrumentation and measurement
  • Engineering systems
  • Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
  • Analog electronics
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Signals and systems
  • Technology practicum
  • Data communication and computer networks
  • Communication systems 1
  • Power electronics
  • Engineering innovation and ethics
  • Technology project
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Electronic circuit design
  • Engineering management

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Western Australia: South West (Bunbury), Joondalup

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems) from Edith Cowan University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue employment in the exciting field of computer science. After completing this course, you may choose to work as an electronic technologist or a computer systems technologist.

This course also acts as a pathway to working professionally as an accredited engineer. After completing this qualification, you may choose to apply for the Master of Engineering course, and pursue work as a professionally accredited engineer.

Curious about where a career in information technology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees may be paid up-front, or financial assistance is available to help with study costs.

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!


HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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