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Computer Systems and Networking
- Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking)
- Admission criteria
- Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 3 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia
Expand computer system capabilities and learn how to build future networks.
Graduate ready to work in environments where research and discovery abound.
Graduates meet Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Engineering Technologists.
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Computer systems and network administrators are responsible for the configuration and reliable operation of computer networks, which form the backbone of modern information systems.
This degree course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue career opportunities in this rapidly expanding field.
You’ll learn about computer network design and development technologies, focusing on the design and support of distributed computer and telecommunications networks.
The course integrates current developments in wired and wireless networking and provides a comprehensive view of the industry. You’ll develop skills in network design and management, and the convergence of computer hardware, embedded systems, IT, technical support, real-time systems, software and telecommunications.
You’ll also learn about the internet of things (IoT) – a network of devices connected to the internet on a global scale. The IoT is expanding rapidly, and it is increasingly critical for professionals to understand how it works and how to harness its power to improve business. This course will therefore enable you to apply technical knowledge across IoT-related functions in the workplace.
The course includes certification-based training with IT leaders. You’ll graduate with the skills to expand the capabilities of networks already in place and to build new ones.
See our handbook for more course information.
- This course has a carefully designed curriculum in which students can learn various CISCO components within the CISCO regional academy at Curtin, to obtain CISCO Certified Network Associate and other CISCO qualifications.
- Graduates have excellent employment prospects as system administrators, network operators, help-desk consultants and a range of other careers.
How this course will make you industry ready
Laboratory sessions are based on industry-standard certification preparation. This, combined with the theoretical foundations, will give you a unique understanding of real networks and how they are used in industry today.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
Graduates meet Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Engineering Technologists and can apply for relevant membership.
- Industrial network engineer
- IT professional
- Network and system administrator
- Systems designer
- Telecommunications manager
- Finance and insurance
- Mining and production operational technology
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Public administration and safety
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security
- Master of Science (Computer Science)
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy
What you'll learn
- apply the theory of computer systems networking within the engineering design method, whilst remaining cognisant of network operational issues
- define a problem and apply creative thinking to the formulation of a solution; verify and implement the solution
- access information, evaluate and organise information relevant to computer systems networking
- document networking information to meet technical and legal requirements; communicate concepts and technical information to lay and professional personnel in written, oral and electronic forms
- use appropriate tools to design, analyse and verify computer systems networks and their components
- recognise that the computer systems networking industry changes rapidly, and maintain currency via a spirit of inquiry and relevant further study
- apply international standards, practices and conventions appropriate to computer systems networking
- function effectively within a typical multidisciplinary and multi-cultural engineering design team as a team member, manager or team leader, recognising individual human rights
- commit to and behave in accordance with the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.0|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||5|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||60|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||70|
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Essential course prerequisites
Mathematics. Calculus and further mathematics is desirable.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$17,500*|
|Total indicative course fee||$104,400*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$34,200*|
Fee year: 2021
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$17,800*|
|Total indicative course fee||$110,800*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$34,900*|
The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.
The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
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- Curtin course code: B-CSYSNT
- CRICOS code: 041280C
- Last updated on: September 24, 2020