What will I learn?

Computer systems and network administrators are responsible for the upkeep, configuration and reliable operation of computer networks, which form the backbone of modern information systems.

This course has been designed to help you fully understand computer network design and development technologies so you can pursue career opportunities in this rapidly expanding field. The course integrates current developments in wired and wireless networking, offering a comprehensive view of the industry.

You will develop skills in network design and management, the convergence of IT and telecommunications, embedded systems, computer hardware and software, real-time systems and IT technical support. Your focus will be on the design and support of distributed computer and telecommunications networks.

A feature of this course is certification-based training with IT leaders such as Cisco, through Innovation Central Perth at Curtin. By the time you graduate, you will have the skills to expand the capabilities of networks already in place and to build new ones.

What you'll learn

  • Apply the theory of computer systems networking within the engineering design method, whilst remaining cognizant of network operational issues
  • Define a problem and apply creative thinking to the formulation of a solution; verify and implement the solution
  • Access information, evaluate and organise information relevant to computer systems networking
  • Document networking information to meet technical and legal requirements; communicate concepts and technical information to lay and professional personnel in written, oral and electronic forms
  • Use appropriate tools to design, analyse and verify computer systems networks and their components
  • Recognise that the computer systems networking industry changes rapidly, and maintain currency via a spirit of inquiry and relevant further study
  • Apply international standards, practices and conventions appropriate to computer systems networking
  • Function effectively within a typical multidisciplinary and multi-cultural engineering design team as a team member, manager or team leader, recognising individual human rights
  • Commit to and behave in accordance with the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers

Professional recognition

The course is recognised by the Australian Computer Society, and you're able to become a graduate member of Engineers Australia as an Engineering Technologist.

Career information

  • Systems Designer (Information Technology)
  • Analyst (Information Technology)
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Telecommunications Manager
  • Network and System Administrator
  • Systems Analyst

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

041280C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,700.00 (US$ 22,835) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $38,700 for 2020

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,700.00 (US$ 22,835) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $38,700 for 2020

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

Curtin Malaysia

CDT 250, 98009 Miri Sarawak,

98000, Sarawak, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a composite score of 21 or better in the American College Test (ACT). This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

Course prerequisites: Mathematics. Calculus and further mathematics is desirable.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.0; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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