Computer Systems and Networking
|Indicative ATAR||70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Location||Bentley, Sarawak or Sri Lanka This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time|
Computer networks form the backbone of modern information systems.
This course has been designed to help you fully understand computer network design and development technologies so you can pursue career opportunities in this rapidly expanding field. The course integrates current developments in wired and wireless networking, offering a comprehensive view of the industry.
You will develop skills in network design and management, the convergence of IT and telecommunications, embedded systems, computer hardware and software, real-time systems and IT technical support. Your focus will be on the design and support of distributed computer and telecommunications networks.
A feature of this course is certification-based training with IT leaders such as Cisco. By the time you graduate, you will have the skills to expand the capabilities of networks already in place and build new ones.
Small companies, government and large corporations all rely on networks to improve their businesses. This has led to a growing demand for expertise in this field. Completing this course will enable you to work as a network and system administrator, IT support specialist, telecommunications manager, systems designer or work on industrial networks.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics: Methods ATAR or Mathematics: Specialist ATAR
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*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 do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
The course is recognised by the Australian Computer Society, and you're able to become a graduate member of Engineers Australia as an Enginering Technologist.
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.
This course can help you become a:
- Systems Designer (Information Technology)
- Analyst (Information Technology)
- Systems analyst
- IT support specialist
- Telecommunications manager
- Network and system administrator.
- It offers a carefully designed curriculum to students to learn various CISCO components within the CISCO regional academy located in the department to obtain CISCO Certified Network Associate and other CISCO qualifications.
- Graduates from this course enjoy excellent employment prospects as system administrators, network operators, help desk consultants, for example.
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’re used in industry today.