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Master of Science in Internetworking

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
3 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04160v7
CRICOS: 043341A
UAC: 940609

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.

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 applicaiton, and
  • meet students' needs by allowing specialisation through project work and subject choice.

The knowledge that I have acquired from the course, such as routing, security, mobile and internet computing are invaluable.

Typical study program

A typical full-time program for students commencing in Autumn session is shown below.

Note: Subjects listed as electives may not be offered if there is insufficient demand or a lack of necessary resources.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
32118 Mobile Communications and Computing632118
32524 LANS and Routing632524
32144 Technology Research Preparation632144
Select 6 credit points from the following:6
CBK91087 Internetworking core options6cbk91087
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
32548 Network Security632548
Select 18 credit points from the following:18
CBK91085 Internetworking choice36cbk91085

Course fees

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In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $833. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

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.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91026 Internetworking core30
CBK91085 Internetworking choice36
CBK91086 Research choice6
Total72

Course structure explained

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.

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

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.

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.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Two years' experience in networking or in another position in the IT industry is desirable. Applicants without work experience are also considered.

Credit recognition

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.

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 (including subject exemption and subject substitution) for the networking subject 32524 LANs and Routing may be considered for holders of a CCNA or CCNP certification with recent relevant work experience. Applicants are normally required to pass a challenge test to demonstrate equivalent learning. The same applies to those who have completed the CCNA curriculum in TAFE Certificate IV and/or Diploma. The challenge test normally takes place in the week prior to the commencement of classes. Applicants must obtain faculty approval prior to attending the challenge test.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Internetworking (C11145), the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking (C07080), the Master of Science in Internetworking and the Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension) (C04224).

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

Students can prepare for Cisco CCNA and CCNP industry certification.

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Science in Internetworking in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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