Electronics & Communication Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic & Computer Systems Eng) (Honours) – RMIT

B.E. (Electronics and Communication) – BITS

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Overview

The dual degree program Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours) by RMIT University and B.E. Electronics & Communication Programme by BITS, Pilani is designed to develop you as a highly employable graduate with the knowledge and skills essential for a professional career in electronic and communication engineering.

After completion of this joint degree you will be well qualified for roles in electronic design, embedded systems, electronic and communication engineering.  Electronic and Communication Engineering deals with the operating principles & design of devices ranging from mobile phones to wireless networks and satellite communication systems. This joint program prepares you upon graduation to be ready to take up employment in electronic and communication engineering and related industries. The related industries include the power generation and distribution, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, biomedical, resource, defence, and primary industries.

 

Why study this joint program in electronics and computer systems?

RMIT University is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for engineering (electrical and electronic).

Electronics & Communication Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering Programs of BITS Pilani are ranked top 351-400 worldwide and top 11 in India.

Studying the dual Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours)/ B.E. Electronics & Communication Programme offers the following benefits:

 

Prepare for your career

Graduate job-ready with local or international industry placements and other work-integrated learning experiences in both countries.

Hands-on learning experiences

Throughout your study your study will be largely laboratory-based, where you’ll conduct experiments and design your own solutions for various industry relevant projects.

World-class education

Learn from passionate, supportive and experienced legal practitioners, using innovative learning and teaching approaches in India and in Australia

Program Learning Outcomes


BITS program learning outcomes

This programme reflects the wide diversity of Communication & Data Transmission Technologies which are accepted as a vital part of everyday life from traditional radio, microwave systems to state of the art optical, satellite and cellular communication systems.The students are exposed to industry standard software packages such as MI Power, MATLAB, PSpice & Lab-view in the curriculum which enables them to design, test and implement real-time systems scenarios.

RMIT program learning outcomes

Upon completion of BH073 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours), you will have achieved the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Program Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of fundamental engineering and scientific theories, principles and concepts and apply advanced technical knowledge in specialist domain of engineering.
  • Program Learning Outcome 2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.
  • Program Learning Outcome 3: Apply engineering research principles, methods and contemporary technologies and practices to plan and execute projects taking into account ethical, environmental and global impacts.
  • Program Learning Outcome 4: Apply systematic problem solving, design methods and information and project management to propose and implement creative and sustainable solutions with intellectual independence and cultural sensitivity.
  • Program Learning Outcome 5: Communicate respectfully and effectively with diverse audiences, employing a range of communication methods, practising professional and ethical conduct.
  • Program Learning Outcome 6: Develop and demonstrate the capacity for autonomy, agility and reflection of own learning, career and professional development and conduct.
  • Program Learning Outcome 7: Collaborate and contribute as an effective team member in diverse, multi-level, multi-disciplinary teams, with commitment to First Nations peoples and globally inclusive perspectives and participation.

Overview of the Program Structure

This joint program requires that students separately and simultaneously complete the program requirements for both BITS and RMIT programs. The academy students will complete their first two years of study in India, in addition to the BITS Pilani curriculum, a small number of RMIT courses will be offered in the first two years of study.

After successful completion of the first two years of study, the academy students will transfer to Melbourne campus and complete a further 2 years of study and complete both qualifications. Courses completed at BITS, Pilani will be recognised for credits towards the completion of the RMIT’s Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours) degree and vice versa, the completion of prescribed RMIT courses in the final two years will be recognised for requirements of the BITS Pilani BE ECE degree.

Details of Year 1 and 2 (Taught at BITS, India)

In the first 2 years of the program you will learn the common courses that builds a strong foundation in science through courses such as biology, chemistry and physics. …You will also learn the fundamentals of computer systems, communication, network, and electrical and electronic engineering.

Project work will develop your high-level technical and design skills. You will gain communication and teamwork skills and learn how to be a good leader.

Throughout your degree, you will study RMIT STEM Future Technology Skills courses that provide you with a fundamental understanding of the technology mega-trends that will shape your future career.

 Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
Year 1, First Semester
BIO F110 Biology Laboratory 1 BITS Pilani
BIO F111 General Biology 3 BITS Pilani
CHEM F110 Chemistry Laboratory 1 BITS Pilani
CHEM F111 General Chemistry 3 BITS Pilani
MATH F111 Mathematics I 3 BITS Pilani
PHY F110 Physics Laboratory 1 BITS Pilani
PHY F111 Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves 3 BITS Pilani
OENG 1277 Introduction to Engineering Design 12 RMIT University
Year 1, Second Semester
MATH F112 Mathematics II 3 BITS Pilani
ME F112 Workshop Practice 2 BITS Pilani
EEE F111 Electrical Sciences 3 BITS Pilani
BITS F112 Technical Report Writing 2 BITS Pilani
MATH F113 Probability and Statistics 3 BITS Pilani

 

BITS F111 Thermodynamics 3 BITS Pilani

 

OENG 1278 Digital Fundamentals 12 RMIT University
Summer School
Humanities Elective 1 3
Humanities Elective 2 3
 Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
Year 2, First Semester
MATH F211 Mathematics III 3 BITS Pilani
Humanities Electives 3(min) BITS Pilani
ECE F211 Electrical Machines 4 BITS Pilani
ECE F212 Electromagnetic Theory 3 BITS Pilani
ECE F215 Digital Design 4 BITS Pilani
COSC 3086 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 RMIT University
Year 2, Second Semester
ECON F211 Principles of Economics 3 BITS Pilani
or
MGTS F211 Principles of Management BITS Pilani
Humanities Electives 3(min) BITS Pilani
ECE F241 Microprocessors and Interfacing BITS Pilani
ECE F242 Control Systems 3 BITS Pilani
ECE F243 Signals & Systems 3 BITS Pilani
ECE F244 Microelectronic Circuits 3 BITS Pilani
ONPS 2747 STEM for Sustainable Development 12 RMIT University

Details of Year 3 and 4 (Taught at RMIT University, Australia)

You must complete a further 192 credit points of study in Melbourne, Australia to meet the full requirements of the RMIT Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering)(Honours) degree. In Melbourne, your program structure currently is as follows for years 3 & 4:

In your third year, you will complete core and technical subjects that allows you to build advanced knowledge. These subjects will deepen your knowledge, enrich your skill set, and enhance your engineering and professional capabilities, allowing you to graduate industry-ready.

In your final year, you will undertake a major team-based engineering design project demonstrating high levels of technical competence and exercising organisational and enterprise skills.

Your final year (capstone) project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need – as defined by Engineers Australia – to commence your professional engineering career. You may have the opportunity to present your project at EnGenius, an end of year student showcase event.

You will also have an option to complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in the third year.

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:
 Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
EEET 2368 Network Fundamentals and Applications 12 RMIT University
EEET 2254 Communication Engineering 1 12 RMIT University
EEET 2097 Electronic Circuits 12 RMIT University
EEET 1415 Circuit and System Simulation 12 RMIT University
EEET 2114 Wireless and Guided Waves 12 RMIT University
BIOL 2525 Cyber-Physical-Biological Systems: Technology for a Digital World 12 RMIT University
OENG 1235 Innovation Ecosystem and the Future of Work 12 RMIT University
  • And
Complete the following One (1) Course:
Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
OENG 1165 Professional Engineering Experience 12 RMIT University
  • Or
    Select and Complete One (1) University Elective Course.
 Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:
Course Code   Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
OENG 1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A 12 RMIT University
OENG 1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B 12 RMIT University
EEET 1070 Optical Fibre Systems and Networks 12 RMIT University
EEET 2098 Electronic Engineering 3 12 RMIT University
EEET 1083 Advanced Mobile and Wireless Systems Engineering 12 RMIT University
EEET 2370 Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things 12 RMIT University
EEET 1416 Digital Signal Processing for Communication Engineering 12 RMIT University
EEET 2290 Network Engineering 12 RMIT University

Upon successful completion of the first 2 years of your study in BITS; you will have 192 credit points transferred into the Melbourne plan of BH073P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours). These 192 credit points are made up of:

  • 144 credit points for the courses delivered by BITS.
  • 48 credit points for the four courses delivered by RMIT.

Upon successful completion of the final 2 years of your study in RMIT you will receive 4 semesters of credit into the BITS award.

More information can be found here RMIT University Credit Policy.

The  Department Of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, BITS Pilani offers opportunities for students to be associated with professional bodies such as the Association of Electronic Engineers (AOEE) and Intelligent Flying Object for Reconnaissance (IFOR -Team).

The Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours) does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia.

Accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia.

Once fully accredited, graduates of the course will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.

BITS- Pilani has gained deep insights into emerging industry trends and skill demands. Since inception, over 500 organisations, including prominent ones such as SAP Labs, Verizon, Wipro Technologies, Samsung, HCL Technologies, LTI Mindtree and many others have benefited from the Work Intergrated Learning Programmes.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours) program at RMIT has an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) that advises on the RMIT delivered program and courses in Melbourne. Membership is diverse and drawn from external industry and professional institutions. This committee helps inform program development and ensures that the RMIT delivered program content and student learning outcomes in Melbourne remain closely aligned with the needs of future employers. In addition, academic staff in Melbourne maintain connections with industry to develop and deliver work integrated learning experiences, as well as offer advice on professional careers in Australia.

To be eligible for entry to the Academy program you must meet the academic, pre-requisite and English requirements of both RMIT and BITS Pilani.

BITS

Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and adequate proficiency in English.

Admission to all the programmes is subject to the conditions given below:

  • The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.
    The academic requirements will include your results from the BITSAT test
RMIT

Applicants must achieve the following results in your high school studies:

  1. Successful completion of the All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) with minimum average of 65% * or;
  2. Successful completion of the Indian School Certificate (ISC) with minimum average of 65% * or;
  3. Successful completion of the State Boards of Education (Higher Secondary Certificate, HSC) with minimum average of 70% *

*Overall average for graded academic subjects, excluding Work Experience& Physical & Health Education, Art, Religious and General Studies

For other qualifications, please visit https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/country-equivalency/india

To meet the pre-requisite requirement you must complete Mathematics/ HSC Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60% in your AISSC, ISC, State Board HSC studies. Other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • To meet the English requirement you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
    • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
    • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by the Academy, including validity periods, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Your application will also be assessed under the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) to ensure a smooth transition when it comes time to transfer to Australia. For more details please refer to our Apply for a visa information page.

Students are required to apply for an Australian student visa at the end of Year 2 at BITS, India. It is important to note that students must meet the student visa requirements.

Tuition fees in years one and two of the dual degrees are payable to BITS Pilani.

Annual tuition fees for students commencing 2023 are:

Year 1 (2023) INR 750,000

Year 2 (2024) INR 787,500

Other additional non-tuition fees can be found on the BITS Admission website.

For courses undertaken in Melbourne in years 3 and 4, students pay standard international students fees for the programs.

Year 3 (2025): 43,200AUD (2024 rate)#

Year 4 (2026): 43,200AUD (2024 rate)#

# RMIT may adjust tuition fees at the beginning of each calendar year. RMIT may increase tuition fees by no more than 7.5% each calendar year (subject to rounding).

Information regarding other costs such as amenities fees, Overseas health insurance and costs of living can be found on the RMIT Australia program guide for Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering)

Refunds Policy

Please review the Academy refund policy in conjunction with the above fees.

Future Leaders Scholarship

BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy students are eligible for the the RMIT Future Leadership Scholarship for components of the program delivered at RMIT Australia.

The scholarship value is a 20% tuition fee reduction for the program duration outlined on your offer letter for courses delivered at RMIT in Melbourne.

Further information

Future Leaders Scholarships

Other information

Inherent requirements

Non-academic abilities you’ll need to complete this program

The following information outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional experience placement and on-campus learning activities.

The non-academic abilities listed are provided for your information only and are not entry requirements.

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.

By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:

  • understand more about the program
  • determine if you may need support during your studies
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.

To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service

The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in academic and professional experience placement settings.

The Student Welfare Division of BITS is dedicated to the welfare of on campus students. We encourage a student’s overall development, whether academics or beyond academics, within the framework of the campus rules. Student can contact our office for any help related to your campus stay.

Further information: Student Welfare Division

View Inherent Requirements

Further studies

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. As a successful graduate of BH073 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours), you may (upon application) be eligible to proceed to a coursework Masters degree in Electronic Engineering, or a coursework Masters degree in Telecommunication and Network Engineering, or related fields, or even to a research degree including Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Acceptance into these programs would be subject to each programs’ entry requirements.