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Information Engineering The Information Engineering degree focuses on Software Engineering, Telecommunications, and Computer Networking.
Information Engineering The Information Engineering degree focuses on Software Engineering, Telecommunications, and Computer Networking.

Duration: 4 years

Study mode: Full-time


In the first two years, you will focus on enhancing your capabilities in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. At the beginning of the third year, you can choose to continue with the Electrical Engineering degree or register for the Information Engineering degree.

In the final year, you will study five complementary courses, including Engineering Design, Engineering Laboratory, and Systems Management.

You will also choose three elective courses, to specialise in either Electrical or Information Engineering. Engineering Design and Engineering Laboratory are project-based subjects in which you are required to submit a report for examination.

  • Computer Engineer
  • Information Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Project Manager
  • Software Systems Architect
  • Network Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Information Technology Consultant
First year
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Engineering Profession
  • Engineering Analysis and Design IA and IB
  • Engineering Mathematics IA and IB
  • Engineering Physics IA and IB
  • Applied Mechanics for Engineering
  • Elective from Faculty of Humanities
Second year
  • Mathematics II
  • Physics II (Electrical)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electronics I
  • Electrical and Magnetic Systems
  • Software Development I
  • Signals and Systems I
  • Microprocessors
  • Vacation Work I
Third year
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Electronics II
  • Probabilistic Systems Analysis
  • Software Development II
  • Signals and Systems IIA and IIB
  • Data and Information Management
  • Control I
  • Electrical Engineering Design
  • Economics of Design
  • Communication Fundamentals
  • Vacation Work II
Fourth year
  • Measurement Systems
  • Information Engineering Design
  • Information Engineering Laboratory
  • Selected Topics in Sociology
  • Systems Management and Integration

and, any three courses from the following:

  • Software Engineering
  • Software Development III
  • Control II
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Data Intensive Computing in Data Science

APS 42+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5

Level 5

Physical Sciences
Level 5

  • Students with English, Mathematics and Physics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.
  • Generally, applicants who achieve 70% in English, Maths and Physical Science stand a greater chance of being accepted.
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