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Swinburne University of Technology

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Master of Engineering Science (Network Systems and Telecommunications)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MA-ESNST, 073082M
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$32,000 per year

About this course

The Master of Engineering Science (Network Systems and Telecommunications) focuses on developing mastery of theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to network design, management and service provision of private and public network systems, wireless and broadband technologies, and the security and protection of networked and computer systems.

There is a particular focus on practical aspects of network design and deployment of develop a mastery of a range of networking technologies. The course is also strongly focused in aspects of network and computer security using both theoretical studies and practical examples. Aspects of the course cover the content of various professional certifications.

In addition to the specialist networking and security skills, this course is also focused on the development of research skills needed to assess the effectiveness of a networking technology or solution. The acquired skills and knowledge are consolidated in a major project in the final year.

This course provides graduates with knowledge and skills allowing them to undertake professional work at an advanced level in field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and as a pathway for research and further learning.

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Career pathways

This program produces graduates who:

  • are capable in their chosen professional areas
  • are adaptable and manage change
  • operate effectively in work and community situations
  • are aware of environments
  • are entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business or community.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Engineering Science (Network Systems and Telecommunications), students must complete 16 units of study (200 credit points) as follows:

  • 12 network systems core units (150 credit points)
  • 4 networks systems elective units (50 credit points)

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit. A maximum of four exemptions (50 credit points) is available across the suite of programs in the Master of Science (Network Systems) including the Graduate Certificate of Science (Network Systems), the Graduate Diploma of Science (Network Systems) and the Master of Science (Network Systems).