Electrical Engineering
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Unit of study  Credit points  A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition  Session 

Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical) 

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including:  
(a) 60 credit points of Core units as listed below  
(b) ENGG5217 Practical Experience  
(c) 24 credit points of Foundation units  
(d) 36 credit points of Electrical Elective units  
(e) 12 credit points of Management Elective units  
(f) A minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research Pathway units as detailed below  
(g) Candidates undertaking the Research Pathway, replace 12 credit points of elective units with Research Pathway units  
Core units 

Year One 

COMP9001 Introduction to Programming 
6  N INFO1110 OR INFO1910 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
COMP9123 Data Structures and Algorithms 
6  N INFO1105 OR INFO1905 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC9602 Digital Logic 
6  A This unit of study assumes some knowledge of digital data representation and basic computer organisation. N ELEC5722 
Semester 1 
ELEC9703 Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng 
6  A Basic knowledge of differentiation and integration, and HSC Physics N ELEC5710 OR ELEC1103 
Semester 1 
ELEC9103 Simulations and Numerical Solutions in Eng 
6  A ELEC9703. Understanding of the fundamental concepts and building blocks of electrical and electronics circuits and aspects of professional project management, teamwork, and ethics. N ELEC5723 OR ELEC2103 OR COSC1001 OR COSC1901 
Semester 2 
ELEC9302 Signals and Systems 
6  A Basic knowledge of differentiation and integration, differential equations, and linear algebra. N ELEC5721 
Semester 2 
ELEC9601 Computer Systems 
6  A HSC Mathematics extension 1 or 2 N ELEC5711 
Semester 2 
ELEC9704 Electronic Devices and Circuits 
6  A Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc. N ELEC5720 OR ELEC2104 
Semester 2 
Year Two 

ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt 
6  A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics 
Semester 1 
ENGG5204 Engineering Professional Practice 
6  A Competences and experience in engineering obtained during an accepted engineering degree 
Semester 1 
Year Three 

ENGG5217 Practical Experience 
N ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG5205 OR AMME5010 Students should have completed one year of their MPE program before enrolling in this unit. 
Intensive April Intensive August Intensive December Intensive February Intensive January Intensive July Intensive June Intensive March Intensive May Intensive November Intensive October Intensive September 

Foundation units 

Candidates must complete 24 credit points from the following Foundation units of study.  
ELEC9104 Engineering Electromagnetics 
6  A Differential calculus, integral calculus, vector integral calculus; electrical circuit theory and analysis using lumped elements; fundamental electromagnetic laws and their use in the calculation of static fields. N ELEC5730 
Semester 1 
ELEC9203 Electricity Networks 
6  A This unit of study assumes a competence in first year mathematics (in particular, the ability to work with complex numbers), in elementary circuit theory and in basic electromagnetics. N ELEC3203 OR ELEC5732 
Semester 1 
ELEC9204 Power Electronics and Applications 
6  A Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. Fourier theory applied to periodic and nonperiodic signals. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. P ELEC9704 N ELEC5733 
Semester 1 
ELEC9206 Electrical Energy Conversion Systems 
6  A ELEC9203. Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with circuit theory, electronic devices, AC power, capacitors and inductors, and electric circuits such as threephase circuits and circuits with switches, the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope and power supply. N ELEC5734 
Semester 2 
ELEC9304 Control 
6  A Specifically the following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit: familiarity with basic Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus, Physics; solution of linear differential equations, Matrix Theory, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; linear electrical circuits, ideal opamps; continuous linear timeinvariant systems and their time and frequency domain representations, Laplace transform, Fourier transform. N ELEC5735 
Semester 2 
ELEC9305 Digital Signal Processing 
6  A Specifically the following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit: familiarity with basic Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus, continuous linear timeinvariant systems and their time and frequency domain representations, Fourier transform, sampling of continuous time signals. N ELEC5736 
Semester 1 
ELEC9404 Electronic Circuit Design 
6  A A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed. N ELEC5737 
Semester 1 
ELEC9405 Communications Electronics and Photonics 
6  A A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed. N ELEC5738 
Semester 2 
ELEC9505 Communications 
6  A ELEC9302 N ELEC5739 
Semester 1 
ELEC9506 Data Communications and the Internet 
6  N ELEC5740 
Semester 2 
ELEC9515 Digital Communication Systems 
6  N ELEC5744 
Semester 1 
ELEC9607 Embedded Systems 
6  A Logic operations, theorems and Boolean algebra, data representation, number operations (binary, hex, integers and floating point), combinational logic analysis and synthesis, sequential logic, registers, counters, bus systems, state machines, simple CAD tools for logic design, basic computer organisation, the CPU, peripheral devices, software organisation, machine language, assembly language, operating systems, data communications and computer networks. N ELEC5741 
Semester 1 
ELEC9608 Computer Architecture 
6  A ELEC9607. Knowledge of microprocessor systems (embedded systems architecture, design methodology, interfacing and programming) is required. P ELEC9602. Knowledge of digital logic (logic operations, theorems and Boolean algebra, number systems, combinational logic analysis and synthesis, sequential logic, registers, counters, bus systems, state machines, design of a simple computer, and using hardware description languages such as VHDL or Verilog) is required. N ELEC3608 
Semester 2 
ELEC9609 Internet Software Platforms 
6  N ELEC5742 
Semester 2 
ELEC9610 EBusiness Analysis and Design 
6  A Basic knowledge of Database Management Systems N ELEC5743 OR EBUS3003 
Semester 1 
Electrical Elective units 

Candidates must complete 36 credit points from the following Electrical Elective units of study.  
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing This unit of study is not available in 2021 
6  A ELEC1601 AND (COMP2129 OR COMP2017). Background in programming and operating systems that is sufficient for the student to independently learn new programming tools from standard online technical materials. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies 
6  A ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506 OR ELEC5740 OR COMP5116 
Semester 2 
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 
6  A Experience with algorithm design and software development as covered in (COMP2017 or COMP9017) and COMP3027 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions). 
Semester 1 
ELEC5101 Antennas and Propagation 
6  Semester 2 

ELEC5203 Topics in Power Engineering This unit of study is not available in 2021 
6  A ELEC3203 Power Engineering and ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Drives. Familiarity with basic mathematics and physics; competence with basic circuit theory and understanding of electricity grid equipment such as transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling; and fundamentals of power electronic technologies. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5204 Power Systems Analysis and Protection 
6  A (ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732) AND (ELEC3206 OR ELEC9206 OR ELEC5734). The unit assumes basic knowledge of circuits, familiarity with basic mathematics, competence with basic circuit theory and an understanding of three phase systems, transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling and operation of such equipment. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5205 High Voltage Engineering This unit of study is not available in 2021 
6  A The following previous knowledge is assumed for this unit. Circuit analysis techniques, electricity networks, power system fundamentals. P (ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732) AND (ELEC3206 OR ELEC9206 OR ELEC5734) 
Semester 2 
ELEC5206 Sustainable Energy Systems 
6  A A background in power electronics converters and control theory such as that covered in ELEC3204/9204 and ELEC3304/9304 is assumed. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5207 Advanced Power Conversion Technologies 
6  A ELEC3204 
Semester 2 
ELEC5208 Intelligent Electricity Networks 
6  A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications 
Semester 1 
ELEC5211 Power System Dynamics and Control 
6  A ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732. The assumed knowledge for learning this UoS is a deep understanding on circuit analysis and its applications in power system steady state analysis. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5212 Power System Planning and Markets 
6  A ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732. The assumed knowledge for learning this UoS is power system steady state analysis 
Semester 2 
ELEC5213 Engineering Optimisation 
6  A Linear algebra, differential calculus, and numerical methods. Competency at programming in a highlevel language (such as Matlab or Python) 
Semester 1 
ELEC5304 Intelligent Visual Signal Understanding 
6  A Mathematics (e.g. probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++) 
Semester 1 
ELEC5305 Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing 
6  A (ELEC2302 OR ELEC9302) AND (ELEC3305 OR ELEC9305). Linear algebra, fundamental concepts of signals and systems as covered in ELEC2302/ELEC9302, fundamental concepts of digital signal processing as covered in ELEC3305/9305. It would be unwise to attempt this unit without the assumed knowledge if you are not sure, please contact the instructor. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5306 Video Intelligence and Compression 
6  A Basic understanding of digital signal processing (filtering, DFT) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++) 
Semester 1 
ELEC5307 Advanced Signal Processing with Deep Learning 
6  A Mathematics (e.g., probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++) 
Semester 2 
ELEC5308 Intelligent Information Engineering Practice 
6  A Students must have a good understanding of Linear algebra and basic mathematics, Basic Programming skills in C, Python or Matlab 
Semester 2 
ELEC5507 Error Control Coding 
6  A Fundamental mathematics including probability theory and linear algebra. Basic knowledge on digital communications. Basic MATLAB programming skills is desired. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 
6  A Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 
6  A ELEC3505 AND ELEC3506. Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications, which could be gained in one the following units of study: ELEC3505 Communications, ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet, or similar units. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5510 Satellite Communication Systems 
6  A Knowledge of error probabilities, analog and digital modulation techniques and error performance evaluation studied in ELEC3505 Communications and ELEC4505 Digital Communication Systems, is assumed. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5511 Optical Communication Systems 
6  A (ELEC3405 OR ELEC9405) AND (ELEC3505 OR ELEC9505). Basic knowledge of communications, electronics and photonics 
Semester 1 
ELEC5512 Optical Networks 
6  A Knowledge of digital communications, wave propagation, and fundamental optics 
Semester 2 
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 
6  A ELEC3305 AND ELEC3506 AND ELEC3607 AND ELEC5508 
Semester 2 
ELEC5516 Electrical and Optical Sensor Design 
6  A Math Ext 1, fundamental concepts of signal and systems, fundamental electrical circuit theory and analysis 
Semester 1 
ELEC5517 Software Defined Networks 
6  A ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506 
Semester 2 
ELEC5518 IoT for Critical Infrastructures 
6  Semester 1 

ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 
6  A A programming language, basic maths. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 
6  A Writing programs with multiple functions or methods in multiple files; design of complex data structures and combination in non trivial algorithms; use of an integrated development environment; software version control systems. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 
6  A Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended 
Semester 2 
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 
6  A A programming language, basic maths. 
Semester 2 
ELEC5622 Signals, Software and Health 
6  A Mathematics (linear algebra and probabilities) and basic programming skills (python/matlab/C++/java) 
Semester 2 
ELEC5701 Technology Venture Creation This unit of study is not available in 2021 
6  N ENGG5102 
Semester 2 
Management Elective units 

Candidates must complete 12 credit points from the following Management Elective units of study.  
ENGG5203 Quality Engineering and Management 
6  A First degree in Engineering or a related discipline 
Semester 2 
ENGG5205 Professional Practice in Project Management 
6  Semester 1 Semester 2 

ENGG5214 Management of Technology 
6  A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management 
Semester 2 
ENGG5215 International Eng Strategy and Operations 
6  A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management and globalisation 
Semester 2 
ENGG5216 Management of Engineering Innovation 
6  A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management 
Semester 1 
Project units 

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research units during the final year of study.  
Candidates achieving an average mark of 70% or higher are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.  
Extended Capstone Project candidates take Capstone Project units ELEC5020 and ELEC5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project ELEC5021 and 6 credit points of elective units.  
ELEC5020 Capstone Project A 
6  P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study). 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5021 Capstone Project B 
6  C ELEC5020 N ELEC5022 OR ELEC5222 OR ELEC5223 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5022 Capstone Project B Extended 
12  P 24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70 or 96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70 or 48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70 N ELEC5021 OR ELEC5222 OR ELEC5223 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
Research Pathway 

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher are eligible for the Research Pathway.  
Research pathway candidates take Dissertation units ELEC5222 and ELEC5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 credit points of elective units.  
ELEC5222 Dissertation A 
12  N ELEC8901 or ENGG5223 or ENGG5222 or ELEC8902 Note: Department permission required for enrolment In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
ELEC5223 Dissertation B 
12  N ELEC8901 or ELEC8902 or ENGG5222 or ENGG5223 Note: Department permission required for enrolment In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
Exchange units 

With approval of the Program Director, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree. 