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Undergraduate

Associate Degree of Network Engineering

2022

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
115121
592050
Online (CSP)
115121
592050
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
089401C
Course duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No
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

The Associate Degree of Network Engineering will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to design, operate and maintain networks that play a crucial role in the infrastructure of industry and government organisations.

Study opportunities are also provided to assist students to undertake sought-after industry modules, including Cisco and Microsoft certification.

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

Credit transfers and 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. 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

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.

  • There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

  • 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)

Admission criteria

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 III 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 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

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.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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
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
PMO201 Project Management
HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)
HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering (replaces HIT174 as a core unit from 2020)

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.

Course Changes from 2020

HIT374 Network Engineering Applications replaces HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts as a core unit from 2020. Students who have already completed HIT174 will not be required to complete HIT374.

 

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
Elective E HIT274 Network Engineering Applications CO
Year 2
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019) CO PMO201 Project Management CO
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019) CO
HIT374* Enterprise Network Engineering (replaces HIT174 as a core unit from 2020) CO HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (previously HIT272) CO
Elective E Elective E

*Students who have completed HIT174 do not need to complete HIT374.

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
    HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU PMO201 Project Management CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO HIT274 Network Engineering Applications CO
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019) CO
Elective E HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (previously HIT272) CO
Year 3
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019) CO    
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO    
HIT374* Enterprise Network Engineering (replaces HIT174 as a core unit from 2020) CO    
Elective E    

*Students who have completed HIT174 do not need to complete HIT374.

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.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAC

 

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are open for those students who have previously completed one of the following courses at CDU or BIITE*:

  • Certificate III or Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)
  • Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

*Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

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