Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
Computing or engineering graduates with or without networking experience
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.
Standard entry requirements
- UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Previous qualifications are preferred in computing science, information technology, computer engineering, telecommunications, or a related discipline. 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. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. Assumed knowledge Two years' experience in networking or in another position in the IT industry is desirable. Applicants without work experience are also considered.
Students can prepare for Cisco CCNA and CCNP industry certification.
This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Internetworking, the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking, the Master of Science in Internetworking and the Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension). Students who have previously undertaken postgraduate study or completed an undergraduate degree in computing or information technology (or equivalent) at a university or other recognised tertiary education institutions may be eligible for up to 24 credit points of credit recognition of core subjects if the subjects previously completed are deemed by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology to be equivalent. The prior study must have been completed no earlier than three years prior to the commencement of this course. Recognition of study completed preceding this period is subject to supporting relevant industry experience.
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The substitution of core subjects to an alternative/advanced postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted. Subject substitution and recognition of prior learning are subject to faculty approval. Recognition of prior learning or subject substitution is not granted for the networking subjects 32524 or 32521 without the successful completion of the faculty's challenge test. Holders of a CCNA or CCNP certification and/or those who have passed the CCNA curriculum in TAFE Certificate IV and/or Diploma seeking subject substitution, are also required to complete a challenge test. Challenge tests are in the week prior to the commencement of classes, and applicants must obtain faculty approval before attending the challenge test.