Computer Systems and Networking, Information Technology
Bachelor double degree
This double degree addresses the demand for expertise in the design of distributed computing and sensing environments and the networks that underpin them.
- Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking), Bachelor of Information Technology
This course is four years full-time or equivalent part-time study.
- 4 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Code indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student visas.
The Curtin campuses or teaching locations where units of this course are offered.
- Curtin Perth
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New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.
If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.
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This course focuses on computer technology (hardware and software), communications and networking that incorporate Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs), as well as network management and the Internet of Things.
It covers fundamental programming and security knowledge, network programming and other aspects of distributed computing. You’ll learn Python as a tool for programming and Linux skills – starting with the basics and progressing to advanced topics.
The course will prepare you for careers in in-demand, specialist areas of ICT; and for valuable industry certifications such as Cisco and Amazon Web Services. Upon completion, you'll have a sound knowledge of computer systems and the processes involved in software development and maintenance.
If you have a high course-weighted average, you may be eligible to enter the Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering.
See our handbook for more course information.
- This double degree addresses the market demand for expertise in the design of distributed computing and sensing environments and the networks that underpin them.
- You’ll graduate with a sound knowledge of computer systems and the processes involved in software development and maintenance.
- This course will prepare you for careers in in-demand, specialist areas of ICT.
How this course will make you industry ready
This course will provide you with a sound knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance. You’ll learn Python as a tool for programming and Linux skills – starting with the basics and progressing to advanced topics and includes preparation for valuable industry certifications such as Cisco and Amazon Web Services.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
Graduates meet Engineers Australia’s Stage 1 Competency Standard for Engineering Technologists and can apply for relevant membership. You can also apply for accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.
- Computer programmer
- Computer security consultant
- Industrial network engineer
- IT professional
- Network and system administrator
- Software engineer / developer
- Systems designer
- Telecommunications manager
- Applications and software
- Cyber security
- Finance and insurance
- IT analysis
- Government and public administration
- Mining and production operational technology
- Professional, scientific and technical services
What you'll learn
- apply the theory of computer systems networking within the engineering design method, whilst remaining cognisant of network operational issues
- define a problem and apply creative thinking to the formulation of a solution; verify and implement the solution
- access information, evaluate and organise information relevant to computer systems networking
- document networking information to meet technical and legal requirements; communicate concepts and technical information to lay and professional personnel in written, oral and electronic forms
- use appropriate tools to design, analyse and verify computer systems networks and their components
- recognise that the computer systems networking industry changes rapidly, and maintain currency via a spirit of inquiry and relevant further study
- apply international standards, practices and conventions appropriate to computer systems networking
- function effectively within a typical multidisciplinary and multi-cultural engineering design team as a team member, manager or team leader, recognising individual human rights
- commit to and behave in accordance with the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.
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