University of Technology Sydney

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

Overview
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

Overview

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.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically informed, with awareness of ethical practices when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Socially Responsible: Graduate Certificate in Internetworking graduates engage a broad range of diverse stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of computer system related values, needs, and priorities, evaluate performance requirements (such as social, ethical, environmental, capital expense, safety, operational, maintenance, and reliability, quality and cost effectiveness) of novel technological problems and their impact on society.
C.1 Design Oriented: Graduate Certificate in Internetworking graduates apply design and decision making methodologies and technologically related practices to propose solutions of computer system and implementation strategies for those solutions, evaluate computer system sustainability, constraints, risks, conflicts and uncertainties (social, economic and environmental) in solution design.
D.1 Technically Proficient: Graduate Certificate in Internetworking graduates evaluate concepts and theories in computer system technology and its different areas of practice and design (Networking, Network Service and Computer Architecture), review the impacts of computer system solutions using ethical, social, commercial and environmental metrics of success.
E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Graduate Certificate in Internetworking graduates communicate in a variety of ways (listening, speaking, reading, writing, negotiating) to coordinate diverse teams and projects, collaborate formally and informally to engage and manage stakeholders of computer system.
F.1 Reflective: Graduate Certificate in Internetworking graduates self-review their own practice, anticipate consequences of intended action or inaction and identify dilemmas in a computer system when they arise, seek constructive reviews to improve themselves.

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.

Applicants who do not satisfy the above academic requirements may be considered on the basis of a minimum two years' full-time equivalent work experience in networking or IT, supported by the submission of a resume and proof of employment.

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
Ask UTS