Communication Systems

Communication systems are an integral component of modern life and industry—from telecommunications and internet systems, through to complex satellite communications for aviation, maritime and defence.

Communication systems engineers design and manage complex hardware and software, such as mobile, Internet and broadcast networks. Examples of systems include: emergency communications for first responders; tactical response for defence; radio communications; teleconferencing; and voice-over-Internet protocol (VOIP).

Communication systems

You can major in Communication Systems in our:

A major enables you to specialise by completing a series of courses within your degree in an area of interest. Our Communication Systems major will give you advanced skills that are highly valued across a vast range of industries, including defence, telecommunications and government, as well as in corporate and management consultancy settings.

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Careers in communication systems

As an electrical and electronics engineer with specialist communication systems skills, you’ll be in-demand for a variety of careers including:

  • systems engineer
  • communications technician
  • satellite engineer
  • telecommunications engineer
  • communication system operator.

Set on engineering but don’t meet the entry requirements?

We want to ensure everyone with a passion for engineering can pursue it. If you don’t have the prerequisites to directly enter an engineering degree, but attained a Selection Rank of 70 or above and completed SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (or equivalent), consider our Engineering Pathway. Successful completion will guarantee you a place in your preferred Adelaide engineering degree. Find out more about the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Engineering Pathway.