Master of Networking
Overview of the Course
The Master of Networking provides a high level overview of the computer networking field, along with management skills and knowledge that can be applied in professional practice. Students also gain in depth knowledge in one or more of the following areas of networking: enterprise networks; network management; network security; and wireless and mobile computing.
Aim of the Course
The Master of Networking provides a pathway for individuals who are already skilled in IT to gain commercially important professional skills in networking and system administration. Through the course, students will gain advanced skills in applying networking technology to meet the demands of both small and large organizations. They will also gain advanced skills in how to provide and manage efficient, effective, and secure communication and information processing systems.
The Master of Networking offers the following key features:
Four semester (2 years)
Each MNET unit is 20 credit points, except for the Advanced Networking Project (40 credit points). A full time study load is 60 credit points per semester. Ten core units and two electives are required to complete the MNET. Five electives are at Level 6 (Advanced Study), while three electives are at Level 4 (IT Fundamentals). Level 4 electives are available for students who need to supplement their undergraduate degree program. Students who have gaps in their undergraduate program will need to undertake these units to ensure they meet prerequisite requirements for core units.
*The proposed study sequence outlined above in table is sample only. Student may enrol for any of the above units at any stage, except in the case where such units require prerequisites, as there is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular semester.
The Master of Networking is accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority and is registered with the Australian Government through the Commonwealth Register of International Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). An application has been submitted for accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.
The Master of Networking aims to provide graduates with the skills they need to be prepared and capable of being “employment ready” as Networking Professionals. The following are some of the career opportunities for graduates of the Master of Networking; Senior mobile applications developer, senior network security specialist, senior network architect /analyst, senior network design engineer, senior systems engineer, help desk manager, internet/intranet network manager, senior network capacity planner, senior systems administrator
As a minimum, applicants must have successfully completed 3 years undergraduate degree from an approved institution.
Three elective units in IT fundamentals are offered within the Master of Networking; these include units in networking fundamentals; object oriented programming; and operating systems. These are pre requisite subjects for applicant from non networking undergraduate program.
IELTS overall score 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.
Those who have completed relevant studies in Australian universities may be eligible for advanced standing or exemptions.
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