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Bachelor of Science with Honours, Postgraduate Diploma in Science, and Master of Applied Science

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted into this programme.

The fourth year in Electronics consists of 400-level papers and projects that prepare students for research-level work in modern electronics. The fourth year may be taken as a Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci), or Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) degree; each lead to a broader range of career options, or to higher degrees in Electronics (MSc or PhD).

The 400-level Electronics programme focuses on research and industrial work currently going on in the Electronics group. Current projects include: smart sensors for AgriTech, inference algorithms, a radio telescope for transient events, light-weight animal tags and telemetry, and scientific computing in FPGAs.

Entry to postgraduate Electronics is based on your grades and generally requires a B+ average in 300-level Electronics papers, though students with suitable preparation in pure or engineering sciences are also eligible.

For details contact the Director of Electronics, Associate Professor Colin Fox.

Structure of Programmes

Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))


At least five 300-level papers including at least three ELEC 300-level papers and one further 300-level ELEC, MATH or PHSI paper.


The requirements are:
ELEC 490, ELEC 441-446; and 20 further 400-level points as approved by the Programme Director.

See the Papers tab for more details.

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)

The PGDipSci in Electronics has the same format as the BSc Honours, with the extra flexibility of allowing a 20-point project (ELEC 480) or by taught papers only, and may take more than one year to complete.

Master of Applied Science (MAppSc)

The MAppSc in Electronics is a new degree in 2014 that enables students to gain a Masters qualification in one calendar year (12 months), though it can also be taken over a longer period. The programme of study consists of 40 points from ELEC 441-446 and 100 further 400-level points as approved by the Programme Director, followed by APPS 597 (Supervised Independent Study) or APPS 598 (Work Placement) for approved students.

Admission to BSc (Hons), PGDipSci or MAppSc

We encourage applications from qualified students. Your first step is to contact the Director Electronics, Associate Professor Colin Fox, who will discuss in more detail what these programmes offer, and the options available to you. Formal application for entry into 400-level Electronics can then be completed online via eVision. Once the decision on admission is made it will be available on eVision.

The papers ELEC441-446 are 10-point papers which can be taken in Electronics at the 400 level. In some years, special topics taught as ELEC457-8 may be offered.

Find out about these 400-level ELEC papers, and the PHSI papers available

ELEC 490: Dissertation

A 40-point project is a necessary component of the BSc (Hons) degree, and is typical in the PGDipSci degree. Many students find this to be the most rewarding part these programmes. We define a topic after discussion with the student to fit the individual's interests and strengths. The project is directed by a supervisor, who guides all aspects of the project, from the initial background reading to writing the final report.

ELEC 480: Research Project

This smaller 20-point project is available for PGDipSci students.