Master of Networking

About the course

The Master of Networking (MNET) prepares graduates to take leadership in the design, management and maintenance of computer networks. The course knowledge and skills incorporate state of the art developments in networking, and the assessment, planning and evaluation of technologies and network services.

The rapid technological advancements in recent times has resulted in network industries of high complexity, where applied research skills, initiative, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively are paramount. The demand is expected to keep growing strongly.

The Master of Networking (MNet) also aims to graduate professionals who want to update their knowledge and skills to reconsider their area of specialisation and/or expand commercially valuable opportunities. In addition to high-level skills in advanced networking and system design and administration, the course develops foundation skills in IT and Systems Analysis to give graduates the capabilities of systems professionals. Additional streams are available in Cyber Security or Business.


Level Higher Degree Course (Masters)
Approval Status This course is approved by TEQSA under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9



CRICOS Course Code 062229K (VIC)
072672G (NSW)
Duration 2 Years (4 Trimesters) Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time  (Domestic Students only)
Intake March, July, November
Campus Melbourne (City)
Sydney (City)
Study mode On Campus

Learning Outcomes

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.

Course Details

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.


Some remarks:

  • The program is available each intake but note that some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every Trimester, and changes in program structure occur from time to time.

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.


*Additional Fee

It is mandatory for awarding of the Master of Networking degree that the student undertake the final year project units: MN691 Research Methods and Project Design, and MN692 Capstone Project. If a third party is required to find a project for the student, the student will incur a fee. The industry based project is designed to provide students with real world experience, working for an industry client on a project focussed within their discipline of study.



ACS Core Body of Knowledge Mapping

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Career Opportunities

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
  • Support Manager
  • Internet/Intranet Network Manager
  • Senior Network Analyst
  • System Administrator
  • Senior Sales Engineer
  • Senior Network Design Engineer
  • Senior Network Capacity Planner
  • Senior Network Solutions Architect
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Senior Network Security Specialist
  • Senior Mobile Applications Developer
  • Senior System Administrator


Professional accreditation and memberships

The Master of Networking is accredited by the Australian Computer Society in the Professional Level.

The Master of Networking is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) -

Entry Requirement

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.

International Students - English Language Requirement

English language Proficiency testsResults Required
IELTS (Academic)Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent


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