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.
|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.
|Compulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below.
HIT137 Software Now
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020)
|Select units totalling 10 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
|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 from 2021
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science replaces STA101 Statistics 1 from 2021. Students who have already completed STA101 will not be required to complete HIT140.
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.