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Graduate Diploma in Internetworking

 
Note:

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.

location
City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time or
2 years part time

course codes
UTS: C07080v7
CRICOS: 043340B

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.

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, in addition to CCNA and CCNP preparation subjects, are available. The program covers all aspects of the organisational use of networks: design, implementation, security management, end systems and applications.

Course aims

The 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 CCNA Security
  • retrain IT professionals wishing to move into computer networking and its relevant fields
  • provide a practical grounding in networking, network design, and administration and management
  • provide an introduction to the development of web and mobile applications, and
  • meet students' needs by allowing specialisation through project work and subject choice.

Typical study program

Below is a typical example of a full-time program commencing in Autumn session.

A student wishing to undertake subjects in order to sit the Cisco CCNA certification exam must speak to either the course coordinator or the course administrator about subject choices and subject load.

Note: Electives are only offered in a particular session (or year) if there is sufficient demand and the necessary resources.

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
CBK91089 Internetworking choice18cbk91089

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

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 48.

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 system engineer, network administrator, network systems programmer, programmer analyst or system support analyst.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91026 Internetworking core30
CBK91089 Internetworking choice18
Total48

Course structure explained

The course totals 48 credit points of study, made up of four core subjects comprising the graduate certificate (a total of 24 credit points), a research preparation subject (6 credit points), plus a further 18 credit points chosen from a prescribed list. In some circumstances it may be possible to choose one elective from outside the list, provided it is approved by the course coordinator.

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Full time, on campus Part time, on campus

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

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 forms part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Internetworking (C11145), the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking, the Master of Science in Internetworking (C04160) and the Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension) (C04224).

Professional recognition

Students can prepare for Cisco CCNA and CCNP industry certification.

UTS: Handbook

See the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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