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Computer Systems Networking and Information Technology
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Computer Systems and Networking, and 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.

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  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking), Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Duration
    4 years full-time
  • Credit
    800
  • CRICOS
    102589F
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Select your preferred campus:

New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.
You may also be able to apply directly to Curtin from 16 January 2023 if places are still available.

2023

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

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Why study Computer Systems and Networking, and Information Technology at Curtin?

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

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.

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.

What jobs can the Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking), Bachelor of Information Technology lead to?

Careers

  • Computer programmer
  • Computer security consultant
  • Industrial network engineer
  • IT professional
  • Network and system administrator
  • Software engineer / developer
  • Systems designer
  • Telecommunications manager

Industries

  • Applications and software
  • Defence
  • 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

Professional recognition

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.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $7,800*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*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 does 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.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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