Sharpen your competitive edge with specialist skills in networking and system administration. Our Master of Networking (MNet) was developed in collaboration with industry to ensure course content remains highly-relevant in a rapidly evolving industry. That’s why we now offer three areas of specialisation: cyber security, cloud networking and software engineering.
Apply your new knowledge to real-world businesses through case studies and industry projects. Gain hands-on practical work with Cisco, Microsoft and Riverbed Networking technology. Develop the “soft skills” employers are looking for, such as communication, collaboration and project management. Whatever your goals, this course will ensure you graduate ready to take an active role in a range of fast-moving technology industry.
Capstone Projects and Industry Connections
As part of Master of Networking degree, you will need to undertake the final year project units:
MIT’s School of IT & Engineering have designed these units to provide you with real world, experience, working for an industry client. They will provide you with a capstone final year project in a team environment through research, analysis and development. You will tackle real world complex problems with technical and creative skills.
Our past students have worked on capstone projects such as:
Traffic Control – Development of Automatic Accident Detection System using IOT Devices
Productivity - Development of secured web-based interactive Video Conferencing Application
Retail – Designing of MAC address detection to prevent Petrol theft
Online Retail Store - Secured Cloud-based multi-authentication Biometric Password framework
Digital Library - Artificial Intelligence (AI) Analytical Framework on Big Data
Lifestyle Improvement - Design and Development of Animal Flap with Facial Recognition Techniques
Imaging and Data processing - Comparative analysis of Locality-Sensitive Hashing (LSH) algorithm and Similarity Digest on images
As an MIT student, you will have access to the state-of-the-art labs and facilities. All MIT’s labs are equipped with the latest software to hone your skill. You will also get access to MIT’s Library of the latest books/ eBooks and hundreds of online Academic publications that will keep you knowledgeable of the latest and greatest. With 24 hour digital access, you are never too far away from the latest news and journals in the academic/research space.
Learn from experts
Our school attracts some of the best minds in the engineering and networking field, like Computer and Mathematical Scientist Professor Savitri Bevinakoppa in Melbourne and artificial intelligence expert A/Prof Tony Jan in Sydney.
Higher Degree Course (Masters)
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
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.
* MN404 and MN405 as pre‐requisites are required only for the non‐cognate stream.
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.
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.
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:
The Master of Networking is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - www.teqsa.gov.au.
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 tests
Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent
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