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Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension)

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time or
4 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04224v4
CRICOS: 055279C
UAC: 940608

This course is intended for graduates from any field 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 students with a practical, hands-on learning experience using resources provided by Cisco Systems for internetworking including routing, switching, security and wireless. 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 is intended for graduates from any field 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 students with a practical, hands-on learning experience using resources provided by Cisco Systems for internetworking including routing, switching, security and wireless. 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 prepares students with undergraduate qualifications that are not in the field of ICT, for entry to the workforce as an ICT networking professional. Students who do have ICT qualifications can extend their learning. Students can develop multiple skills across the internetworking field, according to interest and elective choices, for example, switching and routing, systems and network management and analysis, network security, mobility and web development. Students have the option of preparing for Cisco CCNA and CCNP certifications within the program.

Course aims

This program aims to:

  • retrain professionals wishing to move into ICT careers in networking
  • meet the needs of industry for computer network professionals
  • target a number of industry-based certifications: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), and CCNA Security
  • provide a thorough and practical grounding in networking, security, network design, administration and management
  • provide a solid foundation for the development of web and mobile applications
  • prepare students for professional practice through an understanding of project management, professional ethics, and the role of information systems in organisations, and
  • meet students' needs by allowing specialisation through project work and subject choice.

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Typical study program

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

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

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
32606 Database632606
32524 LANS and Routing632524
32144 Technology Research Preparation632144
Select 6 credit points from the following:6
CBK91085 Internetworking choice36cbk91085
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
32118 Mobile Communications and Computing632118
32548 Network Security632548
Select 6 credit points from the following:6
CBK91085 Internetworking choice36cbk91085
Select 6 credit points from the following:6
CBK91087 Internetworking core options6cbk91087

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 students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

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 96.

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
STM91195 Professional stream (Internetworking)24
STM91026 Internetworking core30
CBK91085 Internetworking choice36
CBK91086 Research choice6
Total96

Course structure explained

The course totals 96 credit points of study, comprising a 24-credit-point stream of professional subjects, 30 credit points of core internetworking subjects, a 6-credit-point capstone subject (either research or industry-based) and 36 credit points of electives.

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 two years of full-time or four 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.

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.

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

Credit recognition

Students who have previously undertaken postgraduate study 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 (C04160) and the Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension).

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

This course has been approved for Professional Level accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS) from 2017. Students can prepare for Cisco CCNA and CCNP industry certification.

UTS: Handbook

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