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  • Objectives
    The Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering provides students with advanced skills and knowledge in the design, installation and maintenance of local and wide area networks, client-server software, network administration, industrial control and computer hardware. Graduates may also achieve vendor accreditations that are highly regarded in the networking/information technology industry, some of which are major internationally recognised credentials. Major areas of study include: - PC hardware installation and configuration - Operating systems – Windows, Linux and Unix - Computer Networking – LANs and WANs - Enterprise Network Design and Infrastructure – Cisco and Microsoft - Programming – JAVA, HTML, Windows Scripting and Linux Shell Scripts - Project Management, technical leadership, quality management and interpersonal and customer communications - Basic electronics and digital systems This course includes extensive practical laboratory exercises, design, construction and project commissioning. Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering graduates can look forward to careers in network administration and technical support.
  • Entry requirements
    There are no minimum tertiary entrance requirements for current Year 12 applicants. For non Year 12 applicants, the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering requires students to be at least 18 years of age and to have been out of full-time study for at least 12 months. Applicants who have successfully completed Certificate II in Electrotechnology Servicing may apply for the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering. You will be expected to have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to undertake this course.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
     
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering - Year 1
    Provide Technical Leadership in the Workplace
    Orientation to Study & Work     40
    Helpdesk Customer Relations     40
    Project management / Design brief     40
    Computer / Electronic Industry Practices     40
    Undertake Commissioning of Advanced Systems and Associated Apparatus – Computer Systems
    Network Operating System Essentials     20
    Network Operating System Implementation     60
    Fundamentals of Unix Network Operating System     80
    Develop Complex Testing and Evaluation Procedures
    Programming 1     40
    Diagnose Faults in Advanced Systems and Associated Apparatus – Computer Systems
    Occupational Health & Safety     20
    Work Performance Module     40
    Basic Electronic Principles     40
    Digital Principles     40
    Enabling Digital & Computer Technologies     20
    Computer Maintenance - Hardware     60
    Computer Maintenance - Operating Systems     60
    Operating Systems 1     60
    Operating Systems 2     60
    Design Electrical/Electronic Apparatus and Systems – Computer Systems
    Internetworking 1     60
    Internetworking 2     80
    Data Communications Technologies     40
    Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering - Year 2
    Design Electrical/Electronic Apparatus and systems – Computer Systems
    Work Performance Module     40
    Internetworking 3     80
    Internetworking 4     80
    Advanced Routing     80
    Fundamentals of Wireless LANs     40
    Develop Complex Testing and Evaluation Procedures
    Work Performance Module     40
    OOP programming     140
    Client side programming     40
    Server Scripting and Database Access     40
    Web Services     40
    Undertake Commissioning of Advanced Systems and Associated Apparatus – Computer Systems
    Work Performance Module     40
    Network Infrastructure     60
    Directory Services     60
    Design of Network Services     40
    Management of Network Services     40
    Provide Technical Leadership in the Workplace
    Work Performance Module     40
    Team work / team leadership     40
    Computer Electronic Industry Practices     40
     
    Duration
    The Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering is a full-time two-year course*. Students can expect approximately 24 hours of class attendance each week.

    * Selected units may be available on a part time basis. To check availability please contact Course Information.

    Selection Criteria
    Exit Year 12 applicants will be selected on the basis of their Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) and a possible interview. Non-Year 12 (mature age) applicants and direct entry applicants will be selected on the basis of an interview.

    Pathways
    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

        * Network Systems Engineer

            
    Bachelor of Information Technology OR Bachelor of Commerce OR Bachelor of Engineering
     
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
     
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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