Defence Systems

Study Defence Systems and you’ll be perfectly placed to help drive and support the high-technology defence industry—here in Australia’s ‘defence state’, throughout the nation, and all over the world.

Defence is one of the world’s largest, most diverse and technologically advanced industries. Working as an engineer in this field could see you innovating in areas such as: visual and situational awareness systems; military communications and networking; radar and electronic countermeasures; cybersecurity; marine engineering; and autonomous systems.

Defence systems

You can major in Defence Systems in our:

Choosing this specialisation will give you the opportunity to study courses related to: complex systems; human factors; and systems engineering. You’ll also gain valuable hands-on experience working with some of the world’s leading defence companies.

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Careers in defence systems

The Australian defence sector has a significant need for skilled engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians to deliver large, highly complex projects. A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates—from designing submarine mechanics, to electrical systems and communications technology.

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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 program. Successful completion will guarantee you a place in your preferred Adelaide engineering degree. Find out more about the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Engineering Pathway.