Computer and Mobile Systems Engineering Major - Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Mobile communication devices, embedded systems and networks are the focus of the Computer and Mobile Systems Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Computer engineering is about the design of computers and computer systems. But it’s about much more than PCs. Apps, video game consoles and mobile phones are all devices computer engineers work on. Designing new hardware, apps, developing designs for a supercomputer or using computers to control an industrial plant – it all fits the computer engineer’s job description.

In this major you develop a clear understanding of the development, operation and maintenance of software and hardware, and their application to mobile communications devices, embedded systems and networks.


This is part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Start date: 2020

Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. You must complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree).

You also need to complete a minimum of 600 hours of planned supervised work placement to graduate. This work experience exposes you to real engineering practices and management systems and helps you build engineering networks.

Year 1

Complete the following papers

Year 2

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

And choose 45 points from the elective options listed below.

Year 3

Complete the following papers

And choose 30 points from the elective options listed below.

Workplace experience

All students complete an industry-based project this year. This is your chance to apply what you’ve learnt in a research or industry environment.

Elective papers

Level 5 papers

Level 6 papers

Level 7 papers

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • Computer systems engineer
  • Software engineering designer

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Computer and Mobile Engineering Careers

Key features
  • Broad skill base for a wide range of careers related to computing and mobile systems
  • First-hand software development experience
  • Java and C++ programming skills
  • Offered at the AUT City Campus
See yourself as
  • Up-to-date with mobile technologies
  • Strong at programming
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Able to work well independently and in a team

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.