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CSU’s Networking and Systems Administration program offers study in the design, implementation and management of computer networks.

The Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration is related to:


  • Why study this course?

    This course is designed for students who are wanting a shorter postgraduate program or who want to enter the Master of Networking and Systems Administration based on work experience within the industry. Completion of this course will allow you to progress to the Master of Networking and Systems Administration with full credit for all subjects completed.

    Entry to this course is available to those with professional IT experience or with a Bachelor degree. All subjects may be done online without the need to attend on campus lectures or residential schools. CSU subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies that may include video lectures, lab simulations and chat rooms.

  • Credit and pathways

    Applicants may receive up to 2 subjects credit for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at postgraduate level. Industry certifications in the relevant areas will also be considered for credit.

    Complete the IT Masters Authority Form to receive feedback on the level of credit you may be eligible for.

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

     
  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure
     Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

    Students may commence the course in Calendar sessions 1, 2 or 3. Note: The enrolment pattern below is divided by calendar sessions for the various intakes. The recommended session enrolments appear under each Calendar session enrolment and are distinguished by session number. Each session number represents Calendar session 1 or 2 depending on the course commencement session. As an example, for a student who follows the enrolment pattern and who commences the course in Calendar Session 2, 2014, session 1 refers to Calendar session 2 2014, session 2 refers to Calendar session 3 2014, etc.

    Calendar Session 1 intake

    Session 1
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 2 intake

    Session 1
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 3 intake

    Session 1
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    Restricted Elective (Group B)


    Master of Networking and Systems Administration

    Students may commence the course in Calendar sessions 1, 2 or 3. Note: The enrolment pattern below is divided by calendar sessions for the various intakes. The recommended session enrolments appear under each Calendar session enrolment and are distinguished by session number. Each session number represents Calendar session 1 or 2 depending on the course commencement session. As an example, for a student who follows the enrolment pattern and who commences the course in Calendar Session 2, 2014, session 1 refers to Calendar session 2 2014, session 2 refers to Calendar session 3 2014, etc.

    Calendar Session 1 intake

    Session 1
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    MGI521 Professional Communications

    Session 3
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 4
    ITE523 Virtualization
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 5
    ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 2 intake

    Session 1
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 3
    ITE523 Virtualization
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 4
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 5
    ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 3 intake

    Session 1
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    MGI521 Professional Communications

    Session 3
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 4
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 5
    ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
    ITE523 Virtualization

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
    Restricted Elective (Group B)
    Enrolment pattern
     Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

    The Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration consists of one (1) core subject and three (3) restricted electives.

    Core subject

    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP

    Restricted Electives

    Group A: Elective Academic subjects - choose one (1) subject from:

    ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
    ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
    ITC514 Linux Server Administration
    ITC558 Programming Principles
    ITC560 Internet of Things
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
    ITC572 Software Defined Networks
    ITC593 Network Security

    Group B: Elective Industry subjects - choose two (2) subjects from:

    ITE514 Professional Systems Security
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
    ITE523 Virtualization
    ITE526 Practical Internetworking
    ITE527 Server Administration
    ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
    ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation
    ITE533 Cyber Security Management
    MGI521 Professional Communications


    Master of Networking and Systems Administration

    The Master of Networking and Systems Administration consists of six (6) core subjects and six (6) restricted electives.

    Core subjects

    ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
    ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation*
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
    ITE523 Virtualization
    MGI521 Professional Communications

    * Capstone subject. This subject should be completed in the final session of study

    Restricted Electives

    Group A: Elective Academic subjects – choose three (3) subjects from:
    ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
    ITC514 Linux Server Administration
    ITC558 Programming Principles
    ITC560 Internet of Things
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
    ITC572 Software Defined Networks
    ITC593 Network Security

    Group B: Elective Industry subjects - choose three (3) subjects from:
    ITE514 Professional Systems Security
    ITE526 Practical Internetworking
    ITE527 Server Administration
    ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
    ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation
    ITE533 Cyber Security Management
  • Admission information

    Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Networking and Systems Administration and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    Applicants should also complete the IT Masters Authority Form.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.


    Free textbook - online students receive one free textbook per subject.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYYJBSA
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPPGYYYOBSA

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

  • How to apply
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  • About the School
    School of Computing and Mathematics

    The School of Computing and Mathematics is a cross-campus School, based at the Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Wagga Wagga campuses, and offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees online. The School has strong external research and consultancy links, creating a range of opportunities for students to mix their study with interesting research projects. The School of Computing and Mathematics has an excellent national reputation, with a research profile that is ranked at world level according to the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. In addition, the School was recently ranked by University Reviews as offering one of the top two computer science courses in Australia for 2016. The focus of teaching and research is on practical applications of information and communication technology, mathematics and statistics to applied problems in industry, the environment and business.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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