Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

Electrical and computer systems engineering is an extremely diverse field, taking in biomedical, computer systems, electronics, electrical power engineering, robotics and telecommunications. This is a field that evolves rapidly, with new technologies and techniques being patented every day.

Electrical and computer systems engineering spans all scales of electrical and electronic engineering, from the fundamentals of circuits, electronic signals and signal processing; through digital electronics and systems on chips; to the designs of large scale power and telecommunication systems.

As an electrical and computer systems engineer you could work locally or internationally, in a wide range of industries, including power generation, industrial and power electronics, automation systems, computer programming, robotics, health care, and water and energy systems.

Many Monash graduates work in large public and private telecommunications, manufacturing and electrical power companies. Others work for defence and intelligence organisations.

You will also be prepared for careers in other industries such as online ticketing, banking and finance - or organisations that need to create, store, encode and transmit data or manage complex systems.

Monash Graduate Attributes

Monash University prepares its graduates to be:

1. Responsible and effective global citizens who:

          a. engage in an internationalized world
          b. exhibit cross-cultural competence
          c. demonstrate ethical values

2. Critical and creative scholars who:

          a. produce innovative solutions to problems
          b. apply research skills to a range of challenges
          c. communicate perceptively and effectively

Program Education Objectives (PEOs)

The Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering discipline expects to produce graduates, who are:

  1. competent in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  2. responsible and effective global citizens
  3. leaders in their chosen profession or society at large

Program Outcomes (POs)

The  Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering discipline has developed a set of Program Outcomes (POs) for all of its graduates based on the competencies required by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council.

  1. Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and specialization in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems
  2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, survey research literature and  analyze complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences
  3. Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs.
  4. Research-based Investigation: Conduct investigations of complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations
  6. Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems
  7. Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering problems in environmental contexts
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice
  9. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions
  10. Individual and Team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings
  11. Lifelong Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change
  12. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to manage projects

Mapping of Units to POs

Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering Mapping of Units to Programme Outcomes