Faculty of Science

Electronic and Computer Systems

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2014 academic year unless otherwise specified.

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This subject is taught by the School of Engineering and Computer Science.


The BSc in Electronic and Computer Systems (ELCO) gives you a great deal of flexibility to delve into intersecting fields of inquiry and the cutting-edge research that exists in many fields of emerging technology.

You will be able to combine technical Electronic and Computer Systems (ECEN) courses from the BE with subjects drawn from other fields in science and beyond. For example, you could combine ECEN's electronics subjects with Physics to embark on a career in semiconductor devices, or you could combine Chemistry and Control Engineering for a career in chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing. You could also combine Statistics with Communication or Signal Processing to build next generation telecommunications systems or sonar devices. You could even combine Digital Electronics with Computer Science and specialise in the design of next generation microprocessor chips.

Electronic and Computer Systems can be taken as a major in a Bachelor of Science (BSc).

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Undergraduate information

BSc major requirements

  1. PHYS 114, 115; (ENGR 121 and 122) or (MATH 142 and 151)
  2. COMP 102 or 112; 45 points from (ECEN 201, 202, 203, 220)
  3. 15 further approved points from 200-level COMP, ECEN, NWEN or MATH
  4. 60 points from (ECEN 301-399)

Postgraduate information

Information about postgraduate study in Electronic and Computer Systems can be found on the School of Engineering and Computer Science's postgraduate study pages.

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How to find out more

You can order more information on this subject using our Request for Study Material form.

Victoria's Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.

Contact the Faculty of Science Student Administration Office for information on Admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.

Electronic and Computer System Engineering courses are taught within the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

School Office: Cotton Building Room 358,
Phone: 04 463 5341
Email: office@ecs.vuw.ac.nz