Computer systems and network administrators are responsible for the configuration and reliable operation of computer networks, which form the backbone of modern information systems.
This degree course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue career opportunities in this rapidly expanding field.
You’ll learn about computer network design and development technologies, focusing on the design and support of distributed computer and telecommunications networks.
The course integrates current developments in wired and wireless networking and provides a comprehensive view of the industry. You’ll develop skills in network design and management, and the convergence of computer hardware, embedded systems, IT, technical support, real-time systems, software and telecommunications.
You’ll also learn about the internet of things (IoT) – a network of devices connected to the internet on a global scale. The IoT is expanding rapidly, and it is increasingly critical for professionals to understand how it works and how to harness its power to improve business. This course will therefore enable you to apply technical knowledge across IoT-related functions in the workplace.
The course includes certification-based training with IT leaders. You’ll graduate with the skills to expand the capabilities of networks already in place and to build new ones.
Double degree options
You can study a Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking) as part of a double degree with a Bachelor of Information Technology.
See our handbook for more course information.
How this course will make you industry ready
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 are used in industry today.
What jobs can the Computer Systems and Networking lead to?
- Industrial network engineer
- IT professional
- Network and system administrator
- Systems designer
- Telecommunications manager
- Finance and insurance
- Mining and production operational technology
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Public administration and safety
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