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Computer Systems Networking and Information Technology

Computer Systems and Networking, Information Technology

Bachelor Double Degree

BB-CSNBIT

Course
Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking), Bachelor of Information Technology
CRICOS
102589F
Duration
4 years full-time
Credit
800
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

This double degree addresses the market demand for expertise in the design of distributed computing and sensing environments and the networks that underpin them.

Computer Systems Networking and Information Technology

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Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This course focuses on computer technology (hardware and software), communications and networking that incorporate Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs), as well as network management and the Internet of Things. 

It covers fundamental programming and security knowledge, network programming and other aspects of distributed computing. You’ll learn Python as a tool for programming and Linux skills – starting with the basics and progressing to advanced topics. 

The course addresses the market demand for expertise in the design of distributed computing and sensing environments and the networks that underpin them. It will prepare you for careers in in-demand, specialist areas of ICT; and for valuable industry certifications such as Cisco and Amazon Web Services. Upon completion, you'll have a sound knowledge of computer systems and the processes involved in software development and maintenance.

If you have a high course-weighted average, you may be eligible to enter the Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering.

Why study

  • This double degree addresses the market demand for expertise in the design of distributed computing and sensing environments and the networks that underpin them. 
  • You’ll graduate with a sound knowledge of computer systems and the processes involved in software development and maintenance.
  • This course will prepare you for careers in in-demand, specialist areas of ICT.

How this course will make you industry ready

This course will provide you with a sound knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance. You’ll learn Python as a tool for programming and Linux skills – starting with the basics and progressing to advanced topics and includes preparation for valuable industry certifications such as Cisco and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Student profile

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Professional recognition

Graduates meet Engineers Australia’s Stage 1 Competency Standard for Engineering Technologists and can apply for relevant membership. Graduates can also apply for accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.

Career information

Careers

  • Computer programmer
  • Computer security consultant
  • Industrial network engineer
  • IT professional
  • Network and system administrator
  • Software engineer / developer
  • Systems designer
  • Telecommunications manager

Industries

  • Applications and software
  • Defence
  • Cyber security
  • Finance and insurance
  • IT analysis
  • Government and public administration
  • Mining and production operational technology
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

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

Entry requirements

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 2
  • On Campus
Semester 1
  • On Campus

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2023

Semester 2
  • On Campus
Semester 1
  • On Campus

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  • Curtin course code: BB-CSNBIT
  • CRICOS code: 102589F
  • Last updated on: November 25, 2020