The Master of Science (Network Systems) focuses on developing mastery of theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to network design, deployment of large scale networks, and the security and protection of networked and computer systems.
There is a particular focus on practical aspects of network design and deployment 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.