Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) (Full-Time)

Provided by University of Newcastle, Australia/ UON Singapore

Course introduction


Electrical engineers are highly sought after by the industry for their specialised and professional skillsets in power generation and distribution, signal processing, and analogue and digital electronics. Electrical engineering is crucial in ensuring the smooth running of any developed nation and has become vital in countries trying to improve their capacity in new and emerging technologies.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering is designed with an eye on industry requirements, complementing theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience to equip you for the challenges, while meeting requirements as a widely accepted electrical engineering qualification. The award may be conferred with Honours to high achieving students.



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Over 2,000 University of Newcastle students currently enrolled in PSB Academy

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Engineering programmes offered by The University of Newcastle, Australia (in conjunction with PSB Academy) are fully accredited by Engineers Australia (EA).

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 29 modules and 1 Final Year Engineering Project. Students can take up to 12 modules per academic year. Each academic year is divided into 3 trimesters.

Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include laboratory assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

ELEC1700 Computer Engineering
GENG1003 Introduction to Engineering Practice
MATH1110 Mathematics 1
PHYS1210 Advanced Physics 1
ELEC1300 Electrical Engineering I
MATH1120 Mathematics 2
GENG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming
PHYS1220 Advanced Physics 2
ELEC2700 Computer Engineering 2
ELEC2400 Signals and Systems
MATH2310 Calculus of Science and Engineering
PHYS2170 Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics
ELEC2132 Electric Energy Systems
ELEC2320 Electrical Circuits
MATH2420 Engineering Mathematics
GENG3830 Engineering Project Management
ELEC3730 Programmable Logic Design
ELEC3240 Electronics
ELEC3540 Analog and Digital Communications
ELEC3400 Signal Processing
ELEC3130 Electric Machines and Power Systems
ELEC3850 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design
ELEC4400 Automatic Control
PHIL3910 Ethics, Technology and Engineering
ELEC4100 Electrical Systems
ELEC4840A Final Year Engineering Project A
ELEC3730 Embedded Systems
ELEC4840B Final Year Engineering Project B
ELEC4210 Electronics Design
  Elective 1
  Elective 2
  Industrial Experience Placement

Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence above and are subject to changes.

Area of Studies

As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped to take advantage of career opportunities in the following professions:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Robotics
  • Drive Systems
  • Power Generation & Distribution
  • Industrial Automation Systems
  • Measurement & Sensing Systems
  • Communications
  • Other career choices include utilities in the Industry & Manufacturing sectors, Consulting Services & Electronic Design & Development

Entry Requirements

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • GCE A-Levels (minimum 3 A-Level passes including Mathematics, excluding General Paper) and meeting the minimum entry requirement of the programme; OR
  • Diploma from a local polytechnic or other recognised institutions; OR
  • Completion of the Foundation Diploma in Engineering from PSB Academy OR
  • Higher NITEC; OR
  • Other Diploma or equivalent qualification would be assessed on a case by case basis.

Minimum Entry Requirement (Language Proficiency):
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no subbands below 6.0)
  • GCE’A’ - C pass in General Paper English

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Programme Duration

This programme can be completed within 3 years.


Local Students
August every year

International Students
Full-time intakes 2015: August

Fees & Funding

Local Student

Programme Fees: S$2,027.65* (Per Module)

24-36 Months (20 to 32 Modules)

Eligible for:
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma (Engineering related)
  • PEI Diploma (Engineering related)
S$40,553.00* to S$64,884.80*
36 Months Programme (32 Modules)

Eligible for:
  • GCE A Level
  • Higher Nitec
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma (Non-Engineering related)
  • PEI Diploma (Non-Engineering related)

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. For more information, please complete the Enquiry Form and we will be in touch with you soon.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks

International Student

Programme Fees (International Admissions): $64,84.80

Installments Amount
1st Installment $8,110.60
2nd Installment $8,110.60
3rd Installment $8,110.60
4th Installment $8,110.60
5th Installment $8,110.60
6th Installment $8,110.60
7th Installment $8,110.60
8th Installment $8,110.60
Total Fees $64,884.80

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks