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C11145v7 Graduate Certificate in Internetworking

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Internetworking (GradCertInternetworking)
CRICOS code: 063424K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information


This course is intended for computing science, information technology or engineering graduates with or without networking experience who wish to learn or extend their knowledge of networking and networking technologies. As students come from a variety of backgrounds, there is a degree of subject choice in the program to meet individual needs.

The internetworking program provides practical, hands-on learning experience using various resources, including the support provided by Cisco Systems for broad computer network and relevant applications. The program covers all aspects of the organisational use of networks.

Course aims

The program aims to:

  • meet the needs of industry for computer network professionals
  • retrain IT professionals wishing to move into computer network and its relevant fields
  • provide a practical grounding in networking and in network design, administration and management, and
  • provide an introduction to the development of web and mobile applications.

Career options

Career options include IT/network support, junior systems programmer or other positions in data communications.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.0 Engineering and IT take place within the larger context of society and the environment, which encompasses social, economic and sustainability needs
A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour, including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
B.0 Engineering and IT practice focuses on problem-solving and design where artifacts are conceived, created, used, modified, maintained and retired
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem-solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision-making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solutions
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualisation inform decision-making and are underpinned by mathematics, as well as basic and discipline sciences
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.0 Graduates must have capabilities for self-organisation, self-review, personal development and lifelong learning
D.1 Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.0 Engineering and IT practice involves the coordination of a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities to arrive at problem and design solutions
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multilevel, multidisciplinary and multicultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.0 Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally diverse workplaces and a changing global environment
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in information technology or a related discipline, with no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Two years' experience in networking or in another position in the IT industry is desirable. Applicants without work experience are also considered.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning is not offered for subjects in this course.

The substitution of core subjects to an alternative postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is one session of full-time or one year of part-time study.

Course structure

The course totals 24 credit points of study, made up of four subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91027 Internetworking core 18cp
CBK91090 Internetworking choice 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

Below is a typical example of a full-time program commencing in Autumn session.

Students undertaking the graduate certificate full time and who wish to complete 32521 WANs and VLANs are unable to complete the course in one session as this subject has a prerequisite of 32524 LANS and Routing.

Year 1
Autumn or Spring session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91027 Internetworking core 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91090 Internetworking choice 6cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course forms part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Internetworking, the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking (C07080), the Master of Science in Internetworking (C04160), and the Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension) (C04224).

Professional recognition

Students can prepare for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) industry certification.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222