Bachelor of Networking

About the course

The Bachelor of Networking (BNet) is a specialised degree in IT that prepares students to plan, design, implement, manage and maintain computer networks. As an innovative and focussed IT degree, the BNet develops concepts, principles, knowledge, applications and skills in computer networking including the latest technologies which support network services. As one of the fastest growing industry sectors, the demand for IT graduates with computer networking expertise and broad-based knowledge, has never been more applicable in businesses both nationally and world over.

For students wanting to refine their specialised knowledge and skills in IT, the BNet serves as an innovative 3-year Information Technology course, producing work ready graduates who are able to independently and professionally apply their in-depth skills in networking and system administration. Areas of high demand in Information Technology such as Cyber Security, Systems Analysis and Cloud Computing are available as specialised electives in this bachelor degree.

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Overview

VTAC Code 9470194722 (DFP)
9470194723 (IFP)
UAC Code 570130
CRICOS Course Code 062228M (VIC)
072669C (NSW)
 
Duration 3 Years (6 Trimesters)
Intake March, July, November
Location On Campus at Melbourne and Sydney Campus
Study mode Fulltime & part time
 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this course will:

  • Possess a broad body of knowledge to undertake professional work in the area of Networking by:
    • integrating theoretical and technical knowledge
    • applying technical knowledge in a range of contexts
    • relating technical knowledge to the environment
  • Be able to analyse network technologies and apply them effectively in an organisation by:
    • reviewing , critically analysing, consolidating and synthesising
  • Be able to solve problems that require critical analysis and synthesis by:
    • exercising critical thinking, solving problems with independence 
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with others in a professional setting by:
    • communication for clear, coherent and independent exposition
    • demonstrating a broad understanding with depth in some areas
  • Be capable of working independently or collaborating with others with:
    • initiative and judgement in planning and problem solving
    • initiative and judgement in professional practice/scholarship
  • Demonstrate analysis and evaluation skills in different contexts by:
    • adapting knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
    • responsibility and accountability for self-learning
    • responsibility and accountability for professional practice 

Course Structure

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Electives:

Cyber Security Specialisation

BN309 Computer Forensics
BN311 IT Security Management

Software Engineer Specialisation

BN314 System Architecture
BN315 Enterprise Architecture

Cloud Network Specialisation

BE305 Cloud Engineering
BN322 Software Defined Networking

Business Electives

BB103 Management Principles
BB104 Introductory Accounting
BB105 Marketing Principles
BB106 Economic Principles
BB107 Commercial Law
BB108 Business Statistics

Any business units satisfying their pre-requisite(s)

 

Conditions of Entry

Applicants usually have successfully completed an Australian year 12 or equivalent. Graduates of the MIT Diploma of Information Technology (DIT) can articulate into the BNet. Recognition of Prior Learning is available, especially for those who have completed studies in the areas of Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.

Program structures and units are subject to change through the process of regular course revision.  There is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular trimester.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BNet may find employment in areas of network management, system administration and ICT services delivery and management within a wide range of public and private enterprises.  Typical roles include Network Manager, System Administrator, Sales Engineer, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Support Manager, Internet/Intranet Network Manager, Network Analyst, Network Design Engineer, Network Capacity Planner, Network Solutions Architect, Network Security Specialist, Mobile Applications Developer, and Help Desk Manager.

Professional accreditation and memberships Accreditation and recognition

The Bachelor of Networking is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - www.teqsa.gov.au.

This course was accredited at the Professional Level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for the period 2013 – 2016. MIT has applied to the ACS for re-accreditation of this course for 2017 onwards, which is currently being considered by the ACS.

Entry Requirement

Minimum requirements: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent
Pre-requisite: None
Mature Age Entry Mature-age applicants without formal qualifications and have been out of school for more than 2 years may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate a range of attributes such as personal motivation, maturity and work experience or previous study. This is assessed on a case by case basis. Applicants may be required to provide a personal statement outlining their interest, motivation and reasons for selecting the course including details of educational and any employment background.

 

International Students - English Language Requirement

English language Proficiency tests Results Required
IELTS (Academic) Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Overall score 60‐78 with minimum scores: Reading 12, Listening 11, Speaking 17, Writing 20
PTE Academic Overall score 50 with (no score less than 46)
Cambridge CAE CAE Score of 169 (no band less than 162)

How to Apply?

Find out more about MIT's Admission Criteria and application information here.

Apply Through VTAC

You must apply through VTAC if you are a current Year 12 student (Australian Year 12, the IB in Australia or New Zealand) Intending to apply to multiple institutions.

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Apply Directly to MIT

You can apply directly to MIT if you are: A non-current Year 12 student or Intending to apply only to MIT, Applying for November intake, A Post Graduate student, or Too late to apply through VTAC

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Apply by Email

Scan and email your application via email to admissions@mit.edu.au

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Deliver hard-copy application in person or by post at:

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Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

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Industry-Based Projects and Internships

Company Contacts for Internships and Industry Projects

  1. Career of the Day (CotD)
    Ms Jennifer McCoy
    jmccoy@academic.mit.edu.au
    0449680346

  2. Industry Placements Australia (IPA)
    Mr Jack Clayfield
    jclayfield@industryplacements.com.au
    0409841340 (1300 729 501)

  3. Outcome.Life
    Mr Gerard Holland
    gerard@outcome.life
    0402329 476 (03 8899 7424)


 


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