What will I learn?

This course is intended for computing science, information technology or engineering graduates, with or without networking experience, 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 practical, hands-on learning experience using various resources including the support provided by Cisco Systems for broad computer network and relevant applications including routing, switching, security, wireless, mobile computing, web systems, cloud computing and operating systems. 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 allows students to develop multiple skills across the internetworking field and the relevant application development field, according to interest and elective choices, for example, switching and routing, systems and network management and analysis, network security, mobility, cloud computing, computer network application development and web development.

Course aims

This program aims to:

  • meet the needs of industry for computer network professionals
  • target a number of industry-based certifications: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), and CCNA Security
  • retrain IT professionals wishing to move into computer networking and its relevant fields
  • provide a thorough and practical grounding in networking, network design, network administration and network management
  • provide a solid foundation for the development of web and mobile application, and
  • meet students' needs by allowing specialisation through project work and subject choice.

Course structure

This course totals 72 credit points of study, including 48 credit points for completion of the graduate diploma, plus a further 24 credit points of elective subjects, comprising either optional research methodologies and project subjects or elective coursework subjects. In some circumstances, it may be possible to choose two electives from outside the list, provided they are approved by the course coordinator.

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

043341A

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years full time or 3 years part time)

Tuition fees
A$46,260.00 (US$ 30,980) 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 be in information technology or a related discipline, 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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About this uni

UTS has invested AUD 1.3 billion in creating a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney’s entrepreneurial district.

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