What will I learn?

This course is intended for graduates from any field who wish to learn or extend their knowledge of networking and networking technologies. As students come from a variety of backgrounds, there is a degree of subject choice in the program to meet individual needs.

The internetworking program provides students with a practical, hands-on learning experience using resources provided by Cisco Systems for internetworking including routing, switching, security and wireless. Advanced electives in internetworking are available. The program covers all aspects of the organisational use of networks: design, implementation, security, management, end systems and applications.

This course prepares students with undergraduate qualifications that are not in the field of ICT, for entry to the workforce as an ICT networking professional. Students who do have ICT qualifications can extend their learning. Students can develop multiple skills across the internetworking field, according to interest and elective choices, for example, switching and routing, systems and network management and analysis, network security, mobility and web development. Students have the option of preparing for Cisco CCNA and CCNP certifications within the program.

Course aims

This program aims to:

  • retrain professionals wishing to move into ICT careers in networking
  • meet the needs of industry for computer network professionals
  • target a number of industry-based certifications: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), and CCNA Security
  • provide a thorough and practical grounding in networking, security, network design, administration and management
  • provide a solid foundation for the development of web and mobile applications
  • prepare students for professional practice through an understanding of project management, professional ethics, and the role of information systems in organisations, and
  • meet students' needs by allowing specialisation through project work and subject choice.

Course structure

The course totals 96 credit points of study, comprising a 24-credit-point stream of professional subjects, 30 credit points of core internetworking subjects, a 6-credit-point capstone subject (either research or industry-based) and 36 credit points of electives.

Where applicable, project topics should be relevant to students' professional career goals and should be an area of current research interest in their area of study.

Careers

Career options include computer network and systems engineer, network administrator, network analyst, and security specialist. Depending upon electives chosen, other career options include applications developer, network architect, cloud computing specialist or network manager.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

CRICOS

055279C

Study options

Full Time (2 years full time or 4 years part time)

Tuition fees
A$46,260.00 (US$ 30,212) per year
Fee per session: AUD $23,130

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

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,

ULTIMO,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For admission into most postgraduate courses, you are required to hold a recognized bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Your academic performance at the bachelor's level will be considered as part of your application assessment. In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, writing 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) - 79-93 overall, writing 21; PTE (Academic) - 58-64; CAE - 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS) - AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree was completed with no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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