Bachelor of Computer Systems

Box Hill Institute, TAFE VIC

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 02411J

In this computer systems degree, you’ll find a major focus on industry engagement. In partnership with IT industry giants such as Cisco, VMware and Microsoft, we deliver a course based on current and future industry requirements.  In this computer systems degree, you will learn: cyber security cloud computing virtualisation system administration network administration Internet of Things Gain hands-on, practical experience using real equipment as well as the theoretical knowledge to be productive in the workforce from day one. You’ll learn using courseware from industry academies, which can also lead to industry certifications. You’ll be ready to demonstrate your value to an employer with this evidence-based approach. Your future career opportunities may include:  security specialist computer network and systems engineer systems administrator cloud and virtualisation engineer The Australian Government Job Outlook site rates these as job areas expected to grow strongly to very strongly to 2023. High profile companies such as Telstra, IBM, NAB and Dimension Data have employed our recent graduates. The degree has professional accreditation from the Australian Computer Society. Like Box Hill Institute - IT & Cyber Security on Facebook Follow Box Hill Institute - IT & Cyber Security on Instagram   Major in Cyber Security with six specialied subjects in this area. Gain practical skills as well as the latest theory in our technically-oriented computer systems degree. As we’re a Cisco Training Centre for the Asia Pacific region, this course can lead to certifications in Cisco (CCNA, CCNA Security and CCNP), Linux LPI, Microsoft (MCTS) and VMWare VCP. The cyber security major includes subjects in systems securty, network security and in computer forensics. The networking major includes further topics such as Cisco Academy CCNP. The cloud computing and virtualisation stream includes desktop, network and data virtualisation, with courseware from NetApp, EMC, Citrix and VMWare.

Designed for

Applicants with Higher Education study Applicants who have completed some of a higher education course, either at non-university higher education providers or university, are welcome to apply.  Applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute can apply for advanced credits. All applications for advanced credits are assessed on an individual basis and are granted for subjects where the content and learning outcomes has been demonstrated through your completion of subjects. Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.   Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study Applicants who have completed a VET course of study (a VET Certificate IV course as minimum) with ICT field of study focus at a public TAFE or other VET provider either recently or some time ago are welcome to apply. You may receive advanced credits for relevant subjects on the basis of your diploma studies. Applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute can apply for Advanced Credits.  All applications for Advanced Credits are assessed on an individual basis and are granted for subjects where the content and learning outcomes has been demonstrated through your completion of subjects in your prior course. Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.   Applicants with recent secondary education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is based primarily on completion of Year 12 undertaken at school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider (this includes both Australian or overseas equivalent) that was completed (or will be) in the current year or within the previous two years. You can apply to study with us through direct entry if you have: successfully completed VCE, with a study score of at least 20 in Maths (any) and 20 in English (any). Additional consideration will be given for achievement in physics, chemistry, systems and technology, technological design and development and/or mathematics methods. Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.   Applicants with work and life experience Applicants with work and life experience have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. applicants who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then. ‘Experience’ could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education.  This includes mature age entry, professional experience, community involvement or work experience.  Applicants are required to present evidence of current employment or experience in the ICT industry together with evidence of your ability to meet the demands of the program. Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

Structure

The course structure consists of 19 core units and 5 electives from different specialisation or makor streams, including cyber security, networking or cloud and virtualisation). The details of the core units and elective units in each specialisation are shown at the end.

Subjects

  • networking and routing basics
  • computer systems hardware and software
  • mathematics for computing
  • object-oriented design and programming
  • systems analysis and design
  • database and information retrieval
  • introduction to cloud computing
  • switching principles and wan technologies
  • overview of cyber security
  • advanced routing
  • multi-user operating systems administration
  • business management
  • wireless technologies
  • internet technologies
  • network security
  • basic system security
  • operating systems 1
  • enterprise virtualisation
  • information storage and management
  • network security
  • multilayer switching
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
  • strategic project management
  • network design project
  • computer systems project
  • emerging technologies
  • internetworking troubleshooting
  • data centre design
  • desktop virtualisation
  • internet of things
  • network virtualisation
  • advanced system security
  • cyber security design project
  • computer forensics

Standard entry requirements

VTAC application and direct entry available Applicants completing secondary education (Year 12) or equivalent must:  submit a VTAC application book an interview  All other applicants must: book an interview  Recognition of Prior Learning is available.. International students please apply through: an authorised representative in your country a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition or direct to Box Hill Institute See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

Recognition

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes. Successful completion will enable you to pursue higher education programs at other tertiary organisations. We have established articulation pathways to Honours and Masters programs at several Australian universities. Please contact us for more details.

Study pathways

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities such as: cyber security engineer cyber security analyst computer networking engineer internet/intranet network administrator network analyst network design engineer network capacity planner network solutions architect data centre engineer data centre administrator systems administrator systems engineer systems analyst Some of our graduates have been employed by high profile companies such as IBM, NAB, Telstra and Dimension Data. Australian Government Jobs Outlook service predicts strong growth for Systems Administrators to 2022 with 24,000 positions expected to be available between 2017 and 2022. Over the same period there will be an expected 10,000 jobs for Network Administrators. The current and future demand for Cyber Security administrators is off the scale!

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Elgar International: $56,532 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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