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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  • VTAC Code
  • 9470194722 (DFP)
  • 9470194723 (IFP)
  • UAC Code
  • 570130
  •  
  • CRICOS Code
  • 062228M (VIC)
  • 072669C (NSW)

Duration: 3 years [6 Trimesters]
Intake: March, July, November

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 

The BNet course is delivered as a mix of core units and electives that may make up a specialisation such as Network Security or Systems Analysis (see below). Graduates are required to complete 360 credit points, by completing a total of 24 units (21 core units and 3 electives), 15 credit points each.

Year 1
Trimester 1

BN101 Effective Participation at Work
BN102 Web Systems
BN103 Platform Technologies
BN104 Operating Systems

Trimester 2

BN105 IT for Users in Organisations
BN106 Networking Fundamentals
BN107 Multimedia Systems
BN108 Programming for Networking

Year 2
Trimester 3

BN201 Professional Issues of IT
BN202 Internetworking Technologies
BN203 Network Security 1
BN204 Database Technologies

Trimester 4

BN205 Project Management
BN206 System Administration
BN208 Networked Applications
BN209 Software Engineering

Year 3
Trimester 5

BN301 Industry-Based Project 1
BN303 Wireless Networks and Security
BN321 Advanced Network Design
Elective

Trimester 6

BN304 Industry-Based Project 2
BN305 Virtual Private Networks
Elective
Elective

Electives

Cyber Security Specialisation

BN309 Computer Forensics
BN311 IT Security Management

System Analysis Specialisation

BN314 System Architecture
BN315 Enterprise Architecture

Cloud Network Specialisation

BE305 Cloud Engineering
BN322 Software Defined Networking

Business Electives

BB102 Fundamentals of Marketing
BB103 Management Principles
BB104 Introductory Accounting
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 Networking (DNet) 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.

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.

 

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

Professional accreditation and memberships

The course is accredited at the Professional Level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and re-accreditation is due for 2017. Accreditation makes you eligible for ACS membership.

Minimum requirements: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent
Pre-requisites: 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 must meet the following requirements:

  • Academic requirements: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. For country specific requirements, contact MIT Admissions Department.

English Language Requirements - International Students

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)
 

For more information, please visit our course Tution fees page.

Scholarships

Various scholarships are available at MIT. For further information, please check Scholarship information.

To find out the methods of application, visit How to apply page. If you are ready to apply, click here

If you have a query about how to apply or entry requirements, contact admissions@mit.edu.au

 


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