University of Technology Sydney

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

Notes

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.


Overview
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

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, 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.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically well informed, able to work as respectful professionals with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Socially Responsible: Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma 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 Diploma 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 Diploma 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 Diploma 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.

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
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