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Undergraduate

Diploma of Network Engineering

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
116121
591080
Online (CSP)
116121
591080
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
064418M
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 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

YNENG1

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

The Diploma of Network Engineering will prepare you for entry-level network engineering roles by providing the skills and knowledge required to design, operate and maintain networks that play a crucial role in the infrastructure of industry and government organisations.

Your coursework will cover key areas of network engineering, including data networks and their implementation. You will combine academic studies with practical experience allowing you to further develop your skill set and provide you with the opportunity to stand out from the crowd in a competitive industry.

You can also use this qualification to move into our other degree programs such as the Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours.

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

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to entry-level roles in network systems, helpdesk support, information technology and telecommunications.

Credit transfers & pathways

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 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $29,616.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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.

  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2019.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2019) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/P
    B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
    C. Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/P
    D. Recent secondary education
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

    <5 N/P
    International students N/A N/A
    All students N/A N/A

    Notes
    "<5" - the number of students is less than 5
    N/A - Students not accepted in this category
    N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

  • 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 5.

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 one year course covers the essentials of 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 Diploma of Network Engineering will enable entry into the second 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 80 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
(5 units)

50cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below.

HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
STA101 Statistics
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020)

Elective
(1 units)

10cp

Select units totalling 10 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
 

80cp

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangement from 2020

HIT274 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 HIT274.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016

Students who have completed HIT272 and one of the BIS243, PMO201 or HIT274 should NOT complete STA101.
Students who have not completed HIT272 nor either BIS243, PMO201 or HIT274 should complete STA101 and one elective.
Students who have completed HIT272 and not completed BIS243, PMO201 or HIT274 should complete STA101.
Students who have completed one of BIS243, PMO201 or HIT274 but not HIT272 should complete STA101.
 

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.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit 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 STA101 Statistics CO
Elective E HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020) 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.
 

 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    HIT137 Software Now CO
    STA101 Statistics CO
    HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020) CO
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU    
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO    
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO    
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.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
Year 2
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO HIT137 Software Now CO    
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO STA101 Statistics CO    
Elective E HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020) CO    

 

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAC

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:

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

MyNextCourse

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

Are you applying as an International Student?

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.

 

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