Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) (Honours)

Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 79.15
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Science and Maths, SEAS, RISAS

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.4, A Levels: 8, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) (Honours) focuses on developing the specialised skills involved in designing and analysing hardware systems and algorithms for products such as PDA's, mobile phones, games machines through to aircraft flight control systems, unmanned vehicles, super computers and global telecommunications systems.

There is a strong and balanced emphasis on the development of theoretical concepts, practical engineering skills and teamwork.

We have developed close relationships with a number of private sector and government organisations and all students undertake Flinders' nationally recognised 20 week industry placement. 

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Computer Systems Engineering?

Computer systems engineering is a blend of electronic engineering and computer science.

Computer systems engineers build the computer-based systems required to meet the future needs of a world in which technology is constantly changing.

With computers performing ever more sophisticated tasks, these engineers must draw on their imagination, creativity and analytical skills to design and build tomorrow's computer systems.

Why study Computer Systems Engineering at Flinders? 

The Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) (Honours) at Flinders:

  • lets you participate in Flinders University's nationally recognised 20-week industry placement program
  • is accredited by both Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society and is recognised internationally
  • provides many opportunities for employment with computer systems integral to most aspects of modern life.

Professional Recognition/Membership

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. 

Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord.

Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.

This course is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the professional level. Courses accredited by the Australian Computer Society are recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following: 

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) (Honours) degree?

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies or equivalent. Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 Physics or equivalent is assumed.

International students are expected to have completed senior secondary mathematical methods/mathematical studies or equivalent. Knowledge of senior secondary physics is assumed.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224801
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

 2015: $8,768

International students
CRICOS code: 083442J
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $26,600 




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.


Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Engineering (PDF 1MB)

International students

eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus


Related links

Engineer Your Life

School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics  

Engineers Australia

Technology Industry Association

Further information

Discipline of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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