Technology is developing at a rapid rate. Businesses increasingly rely on networks to store, manage and transfer their data. With more people working from home, organisations need networks to be both accessible and safe. As a networking professional, companies will turn to you to find the solution. That means you’ll always be in demand.


DURATION

3 years (6 trimesters) full-time or equivalent part-time

INTAKES

March, July, November

VTAC CODE

9470194722 (DFP), 9470194723 (IFP)

UAC CODE

570130

LOCATION

Melbourne, Sydney

AQF LEVEL

Level 7
DURATION 3 years (6 trimesters) full-time or equivalent part-time
INTAKES March, July, November
VTAC CODE 9470194722 (DFP) 9470194723 (IFP)
UAC CODE 570130
LOCATION Melbourne, Sydney
AQF LEVEL Level 7

BECOME IN-DEMAND WITH NETWORKING SKILLS

Businesses today face challenges due to the rapid speed of growth of global information technologies. How can they store, manage and transfer vast amounts of data securely?  How can they build networks that are accessible yet safe?

The Bachelor of Networking shows you how. You’ll learn to build and maintain secure networks that are fit for today and the future.

Gain specialist skills and knowledge to design, implement and maintain computer network technologies. These core skills will give you critical skills as the industry continues to evolve.

THIS COURSE INCLUDES:

  • HANDS-ON-EXPERIENCE

    Use the latest tools to learn how to test and strengthen online networks.

  • LEARN WITH INDUSTRY

    Our curriculum is based on solving real world problems. MIT has a strong reputation for Work-Integrated Learning.

  • PROBLEM SOLVING

    Develop a body of knowledge to help you solve complex business challenges.

  • WORK READY SKILLS

    Graduate with the strategic knowledge and technical skills to find a rewarding job in this growing field.

  • EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

    Get a rounded education in diverse fields including software-designed engineering and network architecture.

  • CUTTING EDGE TECHNIQUES

    Develop software and networks to manage sensitive data and protect organisations.

HANDS-ON-EXPERIENCE

Use the latest tools to learn how to test and strengthen online networks.

LEARN WITH INDUSTRY

Our curriculum is based on solving real world problems. MIT has a strong reputation for Work-Integrated Learning.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Develop a body of knowledge to help you solve complex business challenges.

WORK READY SKILLS

Graduate with the strategic knowledge and technical skills to find a rewarding job in this growing field.

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

Get a rounded education in diverse fields including software-designed engineering and network architecture.

CUTTING EDGE TECHNIQUES

Develop software and networks to manage sensitive data and protect organisations.

CAREER PATHS

Graduates of the Bachelor of Networking course can find employment in areas of network management, system administration and ICT services delivery and management within a wide range of public and private enterprises. Salaries are typically over $100k.

Roles include:

  • Network Manager
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Design Engineer
  • Mobile Applications Developer 
  • Help Desk Manager
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Architect
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • IT Security Consultant

LEARN NETWORKING STEP BY STEP

Computer Networking professionals keep network systems running properly day to day. In this course you’ll learn the knowledge and skills you need to solve difficult problems in a fast-moving industry.

Students learn the theory and practice of maintaining hardware, software, analysing problems, creating plans and finding solutions.

You’ll get familiar with programming, information systems, network security, database technology, software engineering and project management.

Study advanced topics including wireless network and security, advanced internetworking design, and enterprise cyber security.

Students can select a major in

  • Software Engineering
  • Cyber Security

Or, specialise in:

  • Cloud Networks  (this course)

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

A respected reputation

The Bachelor of Networking and the Bachelor of Networking (Major in Cyber Security) are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the Professional Level.

ACS Accredited Cyber Security Courses

MIT’s courses are accredited by TEQSA Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. TEQSA is Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education in Australia. See https://www.teqsa.gov.au/

This course prepares students for Microsoft and Cisco certificates such as Microsoft Server Administration, CCNA, CCNA Wireless, and CCNA Security.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Bachelor of Networking course is made up of common core units, a major stream or specialism and elective units. To graduate from the degree students must complete 360 credit points overall. Each unit is worth 15 credit points.

This includes 18 core units + 4 major units (BN223, BN309, BN323, and BN324) + 2 elective units.

All Bachelor of Networking degrees at MIT have the same core units. We build the solid foundations students need to design, implement, secure and maintain computer network technologies and communication systems.

The course focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of computer hardware, software, programming, information systems, network security, database technologies, software engineering and project management.

Students study advanced topics such as wireless network and security, advanced internetworking design, and enterprise cyber security.

Majors available

  • Software Engineering
  • Cyber Security

Specialisations available

  • Cloud Networks
  • Additional Business electives

As you progress through your course, you’ll get more specialised knowledge, which will be demonstrated in your final year Industry based projects.

As a part of your Bachelor of Networking degree, you will need to undertake the final year project units:

BN301 - Industry Based Project 1; and

BN304 - Industry Based Project 2.

Common Core Units

Major Stream - Cloud Network Specialisation

Electives - Business

Electives - Software Engineering
Electives - Cyber Security

*Additional Fee

To receive the Bachelor of Networking degree students must undertake the final year project units: BN301 Industry Based Project 1 and BN304 Industry Based Project 2. 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.

Some remarks:
  • AIM100 Academic Integrity Module (a zero credit point course that all MIT students must complete).
  • The program is available each intake; however, 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.
 

Trimester 1
Core
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 2
Core
Core
Core
Elective
Trimester 3
Core
Core
Specialisation 
Major stream
Trimester 4
Core
Core
Elective 2
Major stream
Trimester 5
Core
Core
Specialisation 3 
Industry project
Trimester 6
Core
Core
Specialisation 3
Industry project

Four units per trimester is a full time load. All units are the same weight.

BACHELOR OF NETWORKING STUDENT PROFILE

The table below indicates the likely peer cohort for new students at the Melbourne Institute of Technology. It provides data from students who commenced Bachelor of Networking in the academic year 2020. This includes those admitted through all offer rounds, across both Melbourne and Sydney Campus and international students studying Bachelor of Networking at Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Applicant background Full year intake [2022]
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Past higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
48 8.56%
(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study L/N L/N
(C) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
- -
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- -
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
508 90.55%
(D) Work and life experience (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above) L/N L/N
International Students 542 96.61%
All Students 561 100.0%

Applicant background - Full year intake [2022]

[Number of students | Percentage of all students]

(A) Past higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)

48

8.56%

(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study

L/N

L/N

(C) Recent secondary education

Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

-

-

Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

-

-

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

508

90.55%

(D) Work and life experience (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)

L/N

L/N

International Students

542

96.61%

All Students

561

100.0%

Notes:

  • L/N - Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
  • N/A - Data not available for this item.
  • N/P - Data not published for this item.

Read our institute-wide student profile

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of this course will:

  1. Possess a broad body of knowledge to undertake professional work in the area of Networking by:
    • integrating theoretical and technical knowledge
    • applying technical expertise in a range of contexts
    • relating technical experience to the environment
  2. Be able to analyse network technologies and apply them effectively in an organisation by:
    • reviewing, critically analysing, consolidating and synthesising
  3. Be able to solve problems that require critical analysis and synthesis by:
    • exercising critical thinking, solving problems with independence
  4. Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with others in a professional setting by:
    • skills for clear, coherent and independent exposition
    • demonstrating a broad understanding with depth in some areas
  5. 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
  6. 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

AQF Level 7

Summary:

Graduates at this level will have broad knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

Knowledge:

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in one or more disciplines or areas of practice [K1]

Skills:

Graduates at this level will have well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities [S1]
  2. Analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems [S2]
  3. Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others [S3]

Application of knowledge and skills:

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility: Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility:

  1. In contexts that require self-directed work and learning [A1]
  2. Within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions [A2]

GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE USING CYBER SECURITY TOOLS

Configure your own Hacking Labs using our Kali Linux, Microsoft Servers, Bitnami Web server programs on your preferred computing device(s) for convenience and privacy.
Realistic penetration testing, using the same Bitnami computing applications as industry. Test and advance your skills in penetration testing and cybersecurity.
Real case studies are used in all units. We include expert guest speakers working in computer networking and cybersecurity.
Experience using the most popular Linux distribution security system. Students receive it preloaded with security assessment and computer forensics tools.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.
Juniper develops and markets networking products, including routers, switches, network management software, network security products, and software-defined networking technology.
Our state-of-the-art labs allow you to learn new disciplines
Learn how to perform security testing on a business client and advise them of the protective solution options.
Discover how to secure both Windows and Linux servers to protect large-scale businesses.
Find out how to secure a client computer network against cybersecurity attacks.

FEE INFORMATION

Study now and pay later with FEE-HELP.

Students studying at MIT may be eligible for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees. An eligible person may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime.

Read more about FEE-HELP or visit Study Assist.

Tuition Fees

For 2022-23 fee information visit the tuition fee page.

Financial Assistance

Youth and student allowances

For details on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit Human Services.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do computer network administrators do?

Network administrators help ensure a business or organisation has appropriate up to date systems. They make sure the systems work properly by installing and supporting networking. They are the people organisations turn to when they have computer or technical issues.

What are cloud networks?

Cloud-based networks allow users to access shared resources through a third party provider. This involves connecting a Wide Area Network to help share content securely and quickly. With a cloud network in place, employees can access information from anywhere.

What can I do with a specialisation in Cloud Networks?

As cloud infrastructure increasingly replaces traditional data storage, professionals with an understanding of cloud networks are in high demand. You could work in roles such as Cloud Architect, Cloud Product and Project management Cloud Systems Administrator.  As the profession and technology grows, more job opportunities will arise.

Have more questions?

Find answers to your FAQ here:

How to apply

Intake dates

Information for international students

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Check the course entry requirements.

  • Make sure you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course.

Step 2: What to include with your application?

  • Evidence of completion of your previous studies that is award certificates or transcript with completion confirmed.
  • Proof of identity—for example, your passport or birth certificate or citizenship.
  • Evidence of English language skills (if you completed studies from a non-English speaking country).
  • Proof of your permanent residency or citizenship if you were born overseas.

Certifying your academic documents

You should provide certified copies of your academic and other essential documents at the time of application.

Step 3: Apply

Apply direct to MIT using our direct Application Portal. The following applicants should apply directly:

  • Postgraduate applicants
  • Non-current Year 12 applicants

Current Year 12 students (VIC)

If you are a Year 12 student from VIC, you should apply through VTAC. VTAC applications are made online through the VTAC website. To learn more about the application process, visit VTAC.

Apply via VTAC

Current Year 12 students (NSW)

If you are a Year 12 student from NSW, you should apply through UAC. UAC applications are made online through the UAC website. To learn more about the application process, visit the UAC website

Apply via UAC

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE APPLIED

The application processing time for direct applications is five working days after receiving the application at MIT. It may take longer during peak periods.
If you applied through VTAC, offers are released at different times. For more information on VTAC offer rounds and important dates, please visit the VTAC page.

Depending on your application method, if your application is successful, you will receive:

  • Offer through your VTAC account if you applied through VTAC
  • Offer by email if you applied directly to MIT.

How to accept your offer

Whether you received a direct offer or VTAC offer, you will need to attend the Offer acceptance and Enrolment on the date specified in your offer to accept your offer and enrol in units.

Deferment of offer

You can defer up to 12 months. If you wish to defer studies, you must do so before the offer acceptance and enrollment date.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must meet the academic entry requirements including prerequisites for their chosen course, and;

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen course, and;

Domestic Applicants must be 17 years of age as at the commencement date of their chosen course or unit.

Admission criteria for applicants with recent secondary education

Applicants with recent secondary education are those who completed Year 12 within the last two years. You’ll need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) or the equivalent in your state or territory, or
  • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate.

Prerequisites for students from Victoria:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English in VCE or equivalent;

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics in VCE or equivalent.

Prerequisites for students from New South Wales:

Band 2 or higher in any English in HSC;

Band 2 or higher in any Mathematics in HSC or equivalent.

Admission Criteria for Non-year 12 Applicants

Non-year 12 Prerequisite

Compulsory: As for Year 12 or equivalent.

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants are eligible for admission if they’ve completed full-time equivalent higher education study (the number of units or courses will vary depending on your previous institution; however, this is equivalent to 4 units at MIT).

If you don't meet this requirement, we'll assess your admission on the basis of your previous academic history, which may include your higher education study results, Year 12 or equivalent study scores, and your personal statement.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You must also meet any pre-requisites prescribed for the course.

Applications with Work and Life Experience

1. Requirements for applicants who did not complete Year 12:

Applicants under this category will be assessed on a case-by-case basis on one or more of the following

  • Substantial relevant work experience that demonstrates that you’ve satisfied the entry requirements for the course, or
  • Completion of any relevant non-formal courses, and
  • A personal statement outlining your motivation to study the course and details of personal circumstances, including your life and work experience. You should provide any aspect of your personal history that may support your application, including community service, work experience, and achievements.

2. Requirements for applicants who completed Year 12 more than two years ago:

Applicants who completed their Year 12 studies more than two years ago but have not completed any VET or higher education studies are assessed according to their Year 12 results.

Applicants with Bridging and enabling course

You're eligible to apply if you've completed a Foundation Studies or Tertiary Preparatory program at a university, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Additional Information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are assessed in the same way as applicants under the above categories.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Applicants with overseas qualifications need to establish whether their qualifications are equivalent to Australian qualifications. VTAC will advise MIT of the level of course in terms of the Australian Qualifications Framework according to NOOSR (the National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition) guidelines.

The Admissions Officer at MIT will then assess whether the qualification is suitable for entry into that course according to the course entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

Applicants with overseas qualifications must satisfy English language requirements in addition to meeting the academic requirements for the course.
Applicants with the following qualifications/English Language Tests may satisfy English requirements.

First Language English

If you completed Senior Secondary or Tertiary studies from a country where English is the first language.

Independent English Language Test Score

You need to achieve the minimum scores, as shown below.

IELTS Academic

Overall score 6.0
(no band less than 5.5)

TOFEL ibt

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)

Pathways

TAFE/VET Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfer. You can get up to one year credit transfer for a relevant Diploma and up to 1.5 years for a relevant Advanced Diploma.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer provides students with credit for learning already achieved. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for credit transfer must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit towards their course based on their prior learning (including formal, informal and non‐formal learning). Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

For further information, see the links below:

LEARN NETWORKING STEP BY STEP

Computer Networking professionals keep network systems running properly day to day. In this course you’ll learn the knowledge and skills you need to solve difficult problems in a fast-moving industry.

Students learn the theory and practice of maintaining hardware, software, analysing problems, creating plans and finding solutions.

You’ll get familiar with programming, information systems, network security, database technology, software engineering and project management.

Study advanced topics including wireless network and security, advanced internetworking design, and enterprise cyber security.

Students can select a major in

  • Software Engineering
  • Cyber Security

Or, specialise in:

  • Cloud Networks  (this course)

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

A respected reputation

The Bachelor of Networking and the Bachelor of Networking (Major in Cyber Security) are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the Professional Level.

ACS Accredited Cyber Security Courses

MIT’s courses are accredited by TEQSA Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. TEQSA is Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education in Australia. See https://www.teqsa.gov.au/

This course prepares students for Microsoft and Cisco certificates such as Microsoft Server Administration, CCNA, CCNA Wireless, and CCNA Security.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Bachelor of Networking course is made up of common core units, a major stream or specialism and elective units. To graduate from the degree students must complete 360 credit points overall. Each unit is worth 15 credit points.

This includes 18 core units + 4 major units (BN223, BN309, BN323, and BN324) + 2 elective units.

All Bachelor of Networking degrees at MIT have the same core units. We build the solid foundations students need to design, implement, secure and maintain computer network technologies and communication systems.

The course focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of computer hardware, software, programming, information systems, network security, database technologies, software engineering and project management.

Students study advanced topics such as wireless network and security, advanced internetworking design, and enterprise cyber security.

Majors available

  • Software Engineering
  • Cyber Security

Specialisations available

  • Cloud Networks
  • Additional Business electives

As you progress through your course, you’ll get more specialised knowledge, which will be demonstrated in your final year Industry based projects.

As part of your Bachelor of Networking degree, you will need to undertake the final year project units:

BN301 - Industry Based Project 1; and

BN304 - Industry Based Project 2.

Common Core Units

Major Stream - Cloud Network Specialisation

Electives - Business

Electives - Software Engineering
Electives - Cyber Security

*Additional Fee

To receive the Bachelor of Networking degree students must undertake the final year project units: BN301 Industry Based Project 1 and BN304 Industry Based Project 2. 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.

Some remarks:
  • AIM100 Academic Integrity Module (a zero credit point course that all MIT students must complete).
  • The program is available each intake; however, 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.
 

Trimester 1
Core
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 2
Core
Core
Core
Elective
Trimester 3
Core
Core
Specialisation 
Major stream
Trimester 4
Core
Core
Elective 2
Major stream
Trimester 5
Core
Core
Specialisation 3 
Industry project
Trimester 6
Core
Core
Specialisation 3
Industry project

Four units per trimester is a full time load. All units are the same weight.

BACHELOR OF NETWORKING STUDENT PROFILE

The table below indicates the likely peer cohort for new students at the Melbourne Institute of Technology. It provides data from students who commenced Bachelor of Networking in the academic year 2020. This includes those admitted through all offer rounds, across both Melbourne and Sydney Campus and international students studying Bachelor of Networking at Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Applicant background Full year intake [2022]
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Past higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
48 8.56%
(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study L/N L/N
(C) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
- -
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- -
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
508 90.55%
(D) Work and life experience (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above) L/N L/N
International Students 542 96.61%
All Students 561 100.0%

Applicant background - Full year intake [2022]

[Number of students | Percentage of all students]

(A) Past higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)

48

8.56%

(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study

L/N

L/N

(C) Recent secondary education

Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

-

-

Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

-

-

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

508

90.55%

(D) Work and life experience (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)

L/N

L/N

International Students

542

96.61%

All Students

561

100.0%

Notes:

  • L/N - Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
  • N/A - Data not available for this item.
  • N/P - Data not published for this item.

Read our institute-wide student profile

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of this course will:

  1. Possess a broad body of knowledge to undertake professional work in the area of Networking by:
    • integrating theoretical and technical knowledge
    • applying technical expertise in a range of contexts
    • relating technical experience to the environment
  2. Be able to analyse network technologies and apply them effectively in an organisation by:
    • reviewing, critically analysing, consolidating and synthesising
  3. Be able to solve problems that require critical analysis and synthesis by:
    • exercising critical thinking, solving problems with independence
  4. Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with others in a professional setting by:
    • skills for clear, coherent and independent exposition
    • demonstrating a broad understanding with depth in some areas
  5. 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
  6. 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

AQF Level 7

Summary:

Graduates at this level will have broad knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

Knowledge:

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in one or more disciplines or areas of practice [K1]

Skills:

Graduates at this level will have well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities [S1]
  2. Analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems [S2]
  3. Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others [S3]

Application of knowledge and skills:

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility: Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility:

  1. In contexts that require self-directed work and learning [A1]
  2. Within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions [A2]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must meet the academic entry requirements including prerequisites for their chosen course, and;

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen course, and;

Domestic Applicants must be 17 years of age as at the commencement date of their chosen course or unit.

Admission criteria for applicants with recent secondary education

Applicants with recent secondary education are those who completed Year 12 within the last two years. You’ll need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) or the equivalent in your state or territory, or
  • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate.

Prerequisites for students from Victoria:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English in VCE or equivalent;

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics in VCE or equivalent.

Prerequisites for students from New South Wales:

Band 2 or higher in any English in HSC;

Band 2 or higher in any Mathematics in HSC or equivalent.

Admission Criteria for Non-year 12 Applicants

Non-year 12 Prerequisite

Compulsory: As for Year 12 or equivalent.

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants are eligible for admission if they’ve completed full-time equivalent higher education study (the number of units or courses will vary depending on your previous institution; however, this is equivalent to 4 units at MIT).

If you don't meet this requirement, we'll assess your admission on the basis of your previous academic history, which may include your higher education study results, Year 12 or equivalent study scores, and your personal statement.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You must also meet any pre-requisites prescribed for the course.

Applications with Work and Life Experience

1. Requirements for applicants who did not complete Year 12:

Applicants under this category will be assessed on a case-by-case basis on one or more of the following

  • Substantial relevant work experience that demonstrates that you’ve satisfied the entry requirements for the course, or
  • Completion of any relevant non-formal courses, and
  • A personal statement outlining your motivation to study the course and details of personal circumstances, including your life and work experience. You should provide any aspect of your personal history that may support your application, including community service, work experience, and achievements.

2. Requirements for applicants who completed Year 12 more than two years ago:

Applicants who completed their Year 12 studies more than two years ago but have not completed any VET or higher education studies are assessed according to their Year 12 results.

Applicants with Bridging and enabling course

You're eligible to apply if you've completed a Foundation Studies or Tertiary Preparatory program at a university, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Additional Information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are assessed in the same way as applicants under the above categories.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Applicants with overseas qualifications need to establish whether their qualifications are equivalent to Australian qualifications. VTAC will advise MIT of the level of course in terms of the Australian Qualifications Framework according to NOOSR (the National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition) guidelines.

The Admissions Officer at MIT will then assess whether the qualification is suitable for entry into that course according to the course entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

Applicants with overseas qualifications must satisfy English language requirements in addition to meeting the academic requirements for the course.
Applicants with the following qualifications/English Language Tests may satisfy English requirements.

First Language English

If you completed Senior Secondary or Tertiary studies from a country where English is the first language.

Independent English Language Test Score

You need to achieve the minimum scores, as shown below.

IELTS Academic

Overall score 6.0
(no band less than 5.5)

TOFEL ibt

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)

Pathways

TAFE/VET Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfer. You can get up to one year credit transfer for a relevant Diploma and up to 1.5 years for a relevant Advanced Diploma.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer provides students with credit for learning already achieved. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for credit transfer must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit towards their course based on their prior learning (including formal, informal and non‐formal learning). Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

For further information, see the links below:

GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE USING CYBER SECURITY TOOLS

Configure your own Hacking Labs using our Kali Linux, Microsoft Servers, Bitnami Web server programs on your preferred computing device(s) for convenience and privacy.
Realistic penetration testing, using the same Bitnami computing applications as industry. Test and advance your skills in penetration testing and cybersecurity.
Real case studies are used in all units. We include expert guest speakers working in computer networking and cybersecurity.
Experience using the most popular Linux distribution security system. Students receive it preloaded with security assessment and computer forensics tools.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.
Juniper develops and markets networking products, including routers, switches, network management software, network security products, and software-defined networking technology.
Our state-of-the-art labs allow you to learn new disciplines
Learn how to perform security testing on a business client and advise them of the protective solution options.
Discover how to secure both Windows and Linux servers to protect large-scale businesses.
Find out how to secure a client computer network against cybersecurity attacks.

FEE INFORMATION

Study now and pay later with FEE-HELP.

Students studying at MIT may be eligible for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees. An eligible person may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime.

Read more about FEE-HELP or visit Study Assist.

Tuition Fees

For 2022-23 fee information visit the tuition fee page.

Financial Assistance

Youth and student allowances

For details on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit Human Services.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do computer network administrators do?

Network administrators help ensure a business or organisation has appropriate up to date systems. They make sure the systems work properly by installing and supporting networking. They are the people organisations turn to when they have computer or technical issues.

What are cloud networks?

Cloud-based networks allow users to access shared resources through a third party provider. This involves connecting a Wide Area Network to help share content securely and quickly. With a cloud network in place, employees can access information from anywhere.

What can I do with a specialisation in Cloud Networks?

As cloud infrastructure increasingly replaces traditional data storage, professionals with an understanding of cloud networks are in high demand. You could work in roles such as Cloud Architect, Cloud Product and Project management Cloud Systems Administrator.  As the profession and technology grows, more job opportunities will arise.

Have more questions?

Find answers to your FAQ here:

How to apply

Intake dates

Information for international students

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Check the course entry requirements.

  • Make sure you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course.

Step 2: What to include with your application?

  • Evidence of completion of your previous studies that is award certificates or transcript with completion confirmed.
  • Proof of identity—for example, your passport or birth certificate or citizenship.
  • Evidence of English language skills (if you completed studies from a non-English speaking country).
  • Proof of your permanent residency or citizenship if you were born overseas.

Certifying your academic documents

You should provide certified copies of your academic and other essential documents at the time of application.

Step 3: Apply

Apply direct to MIT using our direct Application Portal. The following applicants should apply directly:

  • Postgraduate applicants
  • Non-current Year 12 applicants

Current Year 12 students (VIC)

If you are a Year 12 student from VIC, you should apply through VTAC. VTAC applications are made online through the VTAC website. To learn more about the application process, visit VTAC.

Apply via VTAC

Current Year 12 students (NSW)

If you are a Year 12 student from NSW, you should apply through UAC. UAC applications are made online through the UAC website. To learn more about the application process, visit the UAC website

Apply via UAC

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE APPLIED

The application processing time for direct applications is five working days after receiving the application at MIT. It may take longer during peak periods.
If you applied through VTAC, offers are released at different times. For more information on VTAC offer rounds and important dates, please visit the VTAC page.

Depending on your application method, if your application is successful, you will receive:

  • Offer through your VTAC account if you applied through VTAC
  • Offer by email if you applied directly to MIT.

How to accept your offer

Whether you received a direct offer or VTAC offer, you will need to attend the Offer acceptance and Enrolment on the date specified in your offer to accept your offer and enrol in units.

Deferment of offer

You can defer up to 12 months. If you wish to defer studies, you must do so before the offer acceptance and enrollment date.

INDUSTRY PROJECTS

In the final year, students consolidate their learning through a capstone project. MIT’s School of IT & Engineering has designed these units to provide you with real-world experience, working for an industry client.

The projects are supervised by academic staff and industry supervisors, providing a fully immersive work-integrated learning (WIL) experience for students.

Each project works through system specification, analysis, design, development, implementation, testing and troubleshooting.

Previous industry projects included in a Bachelor of Networking:

  • MEDICAL SYSTEMS : Development of AI recognition of patient symptoms to support GP diagnosis.
  • IT SOLUTIONS : Conducting Penetration Testing for an IT Solution Provider.  
  • FOOD SAFETY : Developing and testing wireless temperature and humidity sensors for a food startup.
  • RETIREMENT HOMES : Home automation based on Internet of Things devices for use in retirement homes.
  • LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENT : Design and  development of an animal flap with facial recognition techniques.
  • FINGERPRINT RECOGNITION : Introducing cybersecurity through a biometric fingerprint authentication network system.

OUR STAFF ARE LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Savitri Bevinakoppa

Deputy Head of School and Course Coordinator – Master of Networking

An expert in computing and mathematics, she has worked in computer science since 1989 watching the field as it evolves. From the early days of parallel computing to the complex networks we use today, Savitri has been at the forefront of it all. She has been embedded in our IT department developing and running our courses for more than a decade.

She has completed her Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication) in 1989 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Victoria University, Melbourne in 1996, writing her thesis on “Still Image Compression on Parallel Computer Architectures”. Savitri has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Engineering and Information Technology (IT) disciplines and has also worked in the industry as a manager for more than 10 years. She has demonstrated continuing scholarly and professional involvement in both learning & teaching and research, publishing a number of books and research papers nationally and internationally. She has obtained several industry grants and supervised many research students and research associates. She has chaired a number of conferences in multi-disciplinary areas and edited their proceedings.

Savitri has been involved in MIT Teaching and Learning committee as a member and designed and developed courses in Engineering, Networking and Data Analytics. Previously, she was on the academic board for more than 6 years and worked as an acting head, School of IT and Engineering.

Imran Jokhio

Acting – Course Coordinator Bachelor of Networking

Imran has 17 years’ experience in the industry and higher education in the Information Technology field. He has worked and coordinated on a number of industrial projects related to Networks and Security, Enterprise Resource Planning software systems, and collaborated on cutting edge research on security, privacy of IoT and wireless sensor networks. In his academic career, he has worked at positions such as senior lecturer, associate professor, and associate dean at various Australian higher education institutes.

His research interests include light-weighted secure systems, cyber security, software engineering, software-defined networks, virtualization/cloud computing, higher education teaching and learning scholarship.

Imran enjoys teaching at MIT because the courses are very much aligned with his vast industry and academic experience and a rich multicultural mix of students and staff. As part of his role, Imran has coordinated Bachelor of Networking, Bachelor of Network (Cyber Security) and Undergraduate Certificate Courses in Information Technology and Cyber Security. He has been teaching various units at MIT related to Networking, programming, IT, Cyber Security where he applied both the tradition teaching and learning pedagogies and flipped class learning approach. Imran continuously uses various pedagogies to improve and enhance students’ learning experience and engagement.

Imran completed degrees in Computer Systems Engineering and Master of Communication Systems and Networks in Pakistan before receiving a Doctoral degree from the University of Leeds UK in 2010. After 08 years of teaching, research and academic management at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, he began teaching, coordinating, and leading courses at various Australian Institutes from 2016.

OUR STAFF ARE LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS

HEAR FROM THOSE WHO GRADUATED

There’s a lot more connection to your teachers.”

Alec Tauber

Bachelor of Networking

There’s a lot more connection to your teachers.”

Alec Tauber

Bachelor of Networking

We get a taste of the real world during our projects.”

Subrat Rana

Bachelor of Networking

We get a taste of the real world during our projects.”

Subrat Rana

Bachelor of Networking

Walking distance to everything you could desire.”

Nicholas Looke

Bachelor of Networking

Walking distance to everything you could desire.”

Nicholas Looke

Bachelor of Networking

I now have more dedication to learning.”

Toby Mcgarity

Bachelor of Networking

I now have more dedication to learning.”

Toby Mcgarity

Bachelor of Networking

I’ve developed new ways of thinking”

Alex McGregor

Bachelor of Networking

I’ve developed new ways of thinking”

Alex McGregor

Bachelor of Networking

JOIN A SUPPORTIVE NETWORK

When you study a Bachelor of Networking, you’ll make friends and industry connections that last a lifetime.  Our welcoming student support team will help you start your career on the right foot and stay in touch as your career progresses. Our alumni network is active and encouraging.

WE CARE ABOUT YOUR FUTURE

At MIT you’re more than a number. Our teachers know students by name. And our teaching methods support and challenge you to reach your potential.

Our care goes beyond the classroom. We ensure students have the support and skills they need to succeed in life and study.

We understand that choosing a course can be daunting at times. Our friendly student support service is there to answer your questions.

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