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Study Telecommunications at Otago

No new enrolments will be accepted for the Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) from 2024.

The University has developed a proposal to transfer the Telecommunications subject option from the BAppSc(Hons) to the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) degree. This proposal is awaiting final approval, which is expected soon.

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Telecommunications is all about the devices, systems, and techniques that enable people to communicate with each other. This involves looking at the way information is transmitted over various media, and how networks of these communications media are organised, managed and used.

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Contact details

Associate Professor Jeremiah Deng
Tel +64 3 479 8090
Fax +64 3 479 8311
Website Telecommunications

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Programme requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Telecommunications


Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Telecommunications


Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Telecommunications


Minor subject requirements

Telecommunications as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealsc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

No new enrolments are being accepted for this minor subject.

Level Papers Points
100-level One of:
PHSI 131  Physical Law and Its Applications
PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Modern Physics
PHSI 191  Biological Physics

COSC 243  Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

COSC 244  Data-communications, Networks, Internet

Prerequisite for COSC 243, COSC 244 is COMP 160  General Programming.




COSC 301  Network Management

INFO 305 Pervasive Computing and Interactive Technologies.



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