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C07080v7 Graduate Diploma in Internetworking

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Internetworking (GradDipInternetworking)
CRICOS code: 043340B
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Exit award
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, including routing, switching, security, wireless, mobile computing, web systems, cloud computing and operating systems. Advanced electives in internetworking, in addition to CCNA and CCNP preparation subjects, are available. The program covers all aspects of the organisational use of networks: design, implementation, security management, end systems and applications.

Course aims

The program aims to:

  • meet the needs of industry for computer network professionals
  • target a number of industry-based certifications: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNA Security
  • retrain IT professionals wishing to move into computer networking and its relevant fields
  • provide a practical grounding in networking, network design, and administration and management
  • provide an introduction to the development of web and mobile applications, and
  • meet students' needs by allowing specialisation through project work and subject choice.

Career options

Career options include computer network and system engineer, network administrator, network systems programmer, programmer analyst or system support analyst.

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 specification
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)

Course duration and attendance

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

Course structure

The course totals 48 credit points of study, made up of four core subjects comprising the graduate certificate (a total of 24 credit points), a research preparation subject (6 credit points), plus a further 18 credit points chosen from a prescribed list. In some circumstances it may be possible to choose one elective from outside the list, provided it is approved by the course coordinator.

Course completion requirements

STM91026 Internetworking core 30cp
CBK91089 Internetworking choice 18cp
Total 48cp

Course program

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

A student wishing to undertake subjects in order to sit the Cisco CCNA certification exam must speak to either the course coordinator or the course administrator about subject choices and subject load.

Note: Electives are only offered in a particular session (or year) if there is sufficient demand and the necessary resources.

Year 1
Autumn session
32118 Mobile Communications and Computing   6cp
32524 LANS and Routing   6cp
32144 Technology Research Preparation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91087 Internetworking core options 6cp  
Spring session
32548 Cybersecurity   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91089 Internetworking choice 18cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course forms part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Internetworking (C11145), the Graduate Diploma in Internetworking, the Master of Science in Internetworking (C04160), and the Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension) (C04224).

Exit award

This exit-only course enables students enrolled in the master's course to finish after completing 48 credit points of study and gain a graduate diploma qualification.

Professional recognition

Students can prepare for Cisco CCNA and CCNP industry certification.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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