The Master of Networking (MNet) prepares practicing networking professionals and graduates with leadership skills in design, management and maintenance of computer networks. The course develops technical skills in state of the art networks, and in the assessment, planning and evaluation of technologies and network services. The MNet emphasises employability skills in communication networks, collaboration and project management. It is a studio-based, project-based and hands-on practical course.

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  • CRICOS Code
  • 062229K (VIC)
  • 072672G (NSW)
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Duration: 2 years [4 Trimesters]
Intake: March, July, November

Graduates of this course will:

  • Possess a body of knowledge that demonstrates understanding of state-of-the-art developments in the area of Networking:
    • by understanding recent developments in the discipline and/orarea.
    • with knowledge of research principles and methods in a field of work and/or learning.
  • Be able to investigate and evaluate key network technologies and apply them effectively in an  organization with:
    • skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information.
    • skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts.
    • communication skills to justify theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions.
    • technical skills to design, evaluate implement, analyse and theorise about developments.
  •  Exercise critical thinking, and problem-solving ability to tackle complex new problems with:
    • mastery of theoretical knowledge, critical reflection on their and practice.
    • technical research sills to interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies conclusions.
    • communication skills to argue about design, evaluation and analysis of developments.
  • Be capable of independent professional work with high level of autonomy and accountability.
  • Demonstrate significant research, analysis and evaluation skills in the networking discipline by:
    • Planning and executing a substantial research-based project, capstone experience/piece of scholarship
  • Be able to adapt their knowledge and collaborate and communicate with others in a professional setting with:
    • Creativity and innovativeness to new situations.

Each unit consists of 20 credit points. A full time study load is 60 credit points per trimester. MNet comprises of ten core units and two electives that may make up a specialisation such as Network Security or Systems Analysis (see below). MN404 and MN405 are available for students who need to supplement their undergraduate degree program. Students who have gaps in their undergraduate program will need to undertake these units to ensure they meet prerequisite requirements for core units.

Cognate

Year 1

Trimester 1

MN501 Network Management in Organisations
MN502 Overview of Network Security
MN503 Overview of Internetworking

Trimester 2

MN504 Networked Application Management
MN506 System Management
MN601 Network Project Management

Year 2

Trimester 3

MN603 Wireless Networks and Security
MN621 Advanced network Design
MN691 Research Methods and Project Design

Trimester 4

MN692 Capstone Project
Elective
Elective

Electives

Cyber Security Specialisation

MN604 IT Security Management
MN610 Virtual Private Networks
MN613 Computer Forensics

Systems Analysis Specialisation

MN507 Overview of Software Engineering
MN611 System Architecture
MN612 Enterprise Architecture

Cloud Networks Specialisation

ME605 Cloud Engineering
MN622 Software Defined Networking

Non-Cognate

Year 1

Trimester 1

MN404 Fundamentals of Operating Systems and Programming
MN405 Data and Information Management
MN501 Network Management in Organisations

Trimester 2

MN502 Overview of Network Security
MN503 Overview of Internetworking
MN601 Network Project Management

Year 2

Trimester 3

MN504 Networked Application Management
MN506 System Management
MN691 Research Methods and Project Design

Trimester 4

MN603 Wireless Networks and Security
MN621 Advanced network Design
MN692 Capstone Project

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 MNet may find employment in leadership roles in network management system administration and ICT services delivery and management within a wide range of public and private enterprises. Typical roles (some with additional work experience) include Network Architect, Network Manager, System Administrator, Senior Sales Engineer, Senior Network Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer, Support Manager, Internet/Intranet Network Manager, Senior Network Analyst, Senior Network Design Engineer, Senior Network Capacity Planner, Senior Network Solutions Architect, Senior Network Security Specialist, Senior Mobile Applications Developer, and Senior System Administrator.

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

Professional accreditation and memberships

This course is accredited at the Professional Level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible for ACS membership.

For the cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology or a related discipline such as computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or networking. For the non-cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any other discipline. For further 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 individual band score less than 5.5
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • Score of 550 in Paper based test OR
  • A score of 213 in the computer based test OR
  • A score of 79 overall in the internet based test with scores not less than 20 in writing and speaking and 18 in reading and listening

For more information please visit our Course Tuition fees page

Scholarships

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

 


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