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Associate Degree of Network Engineering

2019

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
115121
Online
115121
Location
Cricos Codes
Casuarina Campus
089401C
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
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
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.

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 startup.

Credit transfers & pathways

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

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; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.

2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International full fees

Fees for new commencing students in 2019 is $28,200.00. The fees are subject to increase annually.

Fees is reviewed and adjusted annually to take into account the increases in University's course delivery costs.
The University reserves the right to review and adjust the tuition fees

International applications

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.

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

  • 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
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019)
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (previously HIT272)
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications
HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)
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 HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (previously HIT272) CO
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO Elective E
Year 2
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019) CO HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019) 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
    HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019) CO
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (previously HIT272) 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
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019) 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 HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (previously HIT272) CO    
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO HIT274 Network Engineering Applications CO    
Elective E        
Year 3
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019) CO HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019) CO    
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO PMO201 Project Management CO    
Elective E HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO    

 

SATAC and MyNextCourse applications

Option 1 - Apply via SATAC

You should apply through SATAC if using one of the following:

  • ATAR (or equivalent) School Leaver
  • incomplete higher education studies
  • STAT or work/life experience
  • Certificate IV or above at another institution
  • eligible non-CDU Enabling Program

SATAC

Option 2 - Apply via MyNextCourse

You should apply via MyNextCourse if you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU:

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Eligible Enabling Program (TEP, PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

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