Master of Science (Network Systems)
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
2 Year/s (Course may be taken in accelerated format and completed in 1.5 years, in which case, students pay higher course fee per semester)
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$28200 (annual for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
- 10 core units (150 credit points) including 2 x 25 credit point units
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Science (network Systems) is 50 credit points (normally four units)
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the concepts within the field of Information and Communication Technology systems, and to apply this as an effective member of diverse teams in an ICT professional context
- demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the underlying principles and concepts within the networking methodologies, network design and network implementation that facilitates independent lifelong learning in their professional practice
- evaluate new and emerging networking technologies and practices, and their integration with existing networking systems
- critically analyse new networking and/or security scenarios, evaluate the existing knowledge base, and propose and critique viable solutions
- formulate a research question in the context of networking/security, and to use accepted research methodologies to explore innovative approaches
- plan and execute a substantial research-based project and/or capstone experience.
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
Find out more
Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)