Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 078402D

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


The Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering provides students with a foundation in electronics. It emphasises digital technology, gate array technologies and the application of microprocessor-controlled circuitry, communications and analogue electronics. Students learn how to provide technical leadership in the workplace and to design, commission, test, evaluate and diagnose faults in advanced electronic systems and associated apparatus.

Career opportunities

Students successfully completing the Advanced Diploma may gain employment in a technician position in procurement, data cabling, equipment installation and servicing, sales, manufacturing, quality control, system diagnostics, or prototype construction, in industries such as mining, telecommunications, transport, entertainment or medical electronics.

In addition, graduates of the Advanced Diploma program may work in a paraprofessional position in the debugging or design fields, as a servicing and maintenance engineer in electronic industries, as a technical officer/manager in public services and defence, as a technical consultant, or as a hardware and software field service engineer.

Aims and objectives

This course is suitable for people seeking to develop a career or undertake further studies in the computer and electronic industries. It focuses on creating a product and developing the skills of the students in the following areas:

Analysis, diagnosis, fault finding and repair of electronic equipment and systems

Primary planning, analysis and design, focused on complex electronic systems related to the hardware, control software and their inter-relationships

Identifying customer and client needs

Supervision and facilitation of the routine performance of these functions

Commissioning of advanced electronic systems and equipment

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
19,760 Per Year 01 Mar 2021 2 years Self study / online (with attendance) Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122

Entry criteria

Completion of Australian equivalent Year 12 studies.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 60%

minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0

TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 65 with no band less than 15

Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36)

any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.


Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
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