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Graduate Certificate in Internetworking


City campus

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

course codes
UTS: C11145v7
CRICOS: 063424K
UAC: 940611

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. The program covers all aspects of the organisational use of networks.

Course aims

The program aims to:

  • meet the needs of industry for computer network professionals
  • retrain IT professionals wishing to move into computer network and its relevant fields
  • provide a practical grounding in networking and in network design, administration and management, and
  • provide an introduction to the development of web and mobile applications.

Typical study program

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

Students undertaking the graduate certificate full time and who wish to complete 32521 WANs and VLANs are unable to complete the course in one session as this subject has a prerequisite of 32524 LANS and Routing.

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
Select 18 credit points from the following:18
STM91027 Internetworking core18stm91027
Select 6 credit points from the following:6
CBK91090 Internetworking choice6cbk91090

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 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 24.

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.


Career options include IT/network support, junior systems programmer or other positions in data communications.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91027 Internetworking core18
CBK91090 Internetworking choice6

Course structure explained

The course totals 24 credit points of study, made up of four subjects.

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is one session of full-time or one year 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

Credit recognition is not offered for subjects in the graduate certificate.

The substitution of core subjects to an alternative postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted. Subject substitution is 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 forms part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Internetworking, the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking (C07080), the Master of Science in Internetworking (C04160) and the Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension) (C04224).

Scholarships, prizes and awards


Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

Students can prepare for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) industry certification.

UTS: Handbook

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