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Undergraduate

Associate Degree of Network Engineering

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  115121
External Studies
  115121
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
089401C
CDU Course Code

XNENG1

Award
Associate Degree of Network Engineering
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT

As a network engineer, you are valuable to your IT team because you are responsible for the design, build and management of innovative communication networks essential to our everyday lives.

With this qualification, you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to design, operate and maintain networks that play a crucial role in the infrastructure of industry and government organisations.

Give yourself a competitive edge and study a Cisco or Microsoft certification. We offer study assistance to help you get qualified.

This course was designed in consultation with and is supported by network engineering industry leaders.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

StudyLink

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to various career opportunities including roles as a technician, helpdesk support and network and systems administrator. Alternatively, launch your own network engineering start-up.

  • Pathways for VET to Higher Education
    Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This two year course covers data networks and their implementation. The course has a strong practical emphasis and students are given extensive opportunities to put theory into practice.

Successful completion of the Associate Degree of Network Engineering will enable entry into the third year of Charles Darwin University's Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours.

This course is available externally by distance learning for those who are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Distance learning requires reliable broadband internet access.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp
Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

 

Core Units
(11 units)
110cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 110 credit points as detailed below.

HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts
BIS234 Database Concepts
BIS243 Organisational Security
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT272 Network Infrastructures
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications
PMO201 Project Management
 

Electives
(3 units)
30cp
Select units totalling 30 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
 
160
Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 10 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma AQF Level 6 course award.

Of the total 160 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 200 level units

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO HIT137 Software Now CO
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO

HIT272 Network Infrastructures

CO
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO Elective E
Year 2
BIS234 Database Concepts CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO PMO201 Project Management CO
Elective E HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
Elective E HIT274 Network Engineering Applications CO

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    HIT137 Software Now  CO
    BIS243 Organisational Security CO
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU HIT272 Network Infrastructures CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO PMO201 Project Management CO
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO HIT274 Network Engineering Applications CO
Year 3
BIS234 Database Concepts CO    
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO    
Elective E    
Elective E    

Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
        Elective E
Year 2
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO HIT137 Software Now CO    
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO HIT272 Network Infrastructures CO    
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO HIT274 Network Engineering Applications CO    
Elective E        
Year 3
BIS234 Database Concepts CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO    
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO PMO201 Project Management CO    
Elective E HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO    

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