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  • Objectives
    There is currently a significant market demand for skills associated with the design of distributed computing environments and the networks that underpin them. This course is for those who are ready for a challenging career in systems and network design, administration and support; want a relevant degree which offers industry-based skills and experience; and an opportunity to design, drive and manage leading-edge technology. This course encompasses computer technology, in terms of both hardware and software, as well as computer communications and networking incorporating Local Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) together with network management. Your studies will focus on the design and support of modern distributed computer and telecommunications networks. A feature of this course is the integrated certification-based training with information technology (IT) leaders such as Microsoft and Cisco. As a graduate, you will have expertise in network design and administration/management, convergence of IT and telecommunications, embedded web system design, computer hardware and software co-design, real-time systems and IT technical support.
  • Entry requirements
    TEE Discrete Mathematics. TEE Applicable Mathematics preferred.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking)
  • Course description
    Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking)

    BTech(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 041280C
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 3 Years

    Introduction

    This course has been introduced to address a significant market demand for skills associated with the design of distributed computing environments and the networks that underpin them. It encompasses computer technology, in terms of both hardware and software, as well as computer communications and networking incorporating Local Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) together with network management.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    TEE Discrete Mathematics. TEE Applicable Mathematics preferred.

    Specific Requirements

    STAT is not accepted for mature age entry but may be used to demonstrate English Competence requirements.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    3 years' full-time study or part-time equivalent.

    Career Opportunities

    The choice of topics and structure of the course will enable graduates to compete successfully in the job market and satisfy the need for competent network and Information Technology managers.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Further Information

    For more information, contact the Career Consultant in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    10926       v.5           Mathematics 103                                                           5.0     25.0
          OR
    308863     v.1           Mathematics 137                                                           4.0     25.0
    12702       v.3           Hardware Fundamentals 101                                        4.0     25.0
    1920         v.7           Software Technology 151                                              5.0     25.0
    307554     v.1           Science Communications 101                                        2.0     12.5
    307590     v.2           Statistical Data Analysis 101                                         3.0     12.5
                                                                                                                                    100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2
    12703       v.2           Engineering Programming 104                                     5.0     25.0
    305678     v.3           Electronics 104                                                             5.0     25.0
    308625     v.1           Introduction to Operating Systems 101                       4.0     25.0
                                     SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:                25.0
                                                                                                                                    100.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    300538     v.2           Data Communications and Network Management 203 5.0     25.0
    300539     v.3           Transmission and Interface Design 203                        5.0     25.0
    304631     v.3           Introduction to Distributed Interactive Simulation 203  4.0     25.0
    305734     v.2           Computer Systems 201                                                 5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                    100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2

    12713     v.3           Embedded Software Engineering 204                             3.0     12.5
    1922       v.7           Software Technology 152                                                4.0     25.0
    2894       v.4           Microcomputers 202                                                         3.0     12.5
    310683   v.1           Engineering Management 302                                         4.0     25.0
    4533       v.5           Database Systems 252                                                    3.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                     100.0

    Year 3 Semester 1

    12855     v.4           Embedded Systems Engineering 301                              4.0     25.0
    305679   v.1           Distributed Networks 303                                                5.0     25.0
    305681   v.2           Wireless Data Networks 303                                           5.0     25.0
                                   SELECT 1 ELECTIVE                                                                   25.0
                                                                                                                                    100.0

    Year 3 Semester 2

    12930     v.3           Computer Technology Project 392                                  5.0     25.0
    305682   v.1           Network Engineering 304                                               5.0     25.0
    305684   v.2           Network Systems Design 304                                         3.0     25.0
    4522       v.6           Computer Communications 352                                      3.0     25.0
          OR
    308787    v.1          Instrumentation and Control 402                                    5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                     100.0

    N1              Students with Applicable Mathematics must do Mathematics 103 and Statistical Data Analysis 101 in semester one and choose an elective in semester two.
    N2              Students with Discrete Mathematics must do Mathematics 137 and Statistical Data Analysis 101 in semester one and Mathematics 103 in semester two.

    Availability
    Year      Location                         Period             Internal   
    2009     Bentley Campus             Semester 1           Y                 
    2009     Bentley Campus             Semester 2           Y                 
    2009     Miri Sarawak Campus     Semester 1           Y                 
    2009     Miri Sarawak Campus     Semester 2           Y                 
    2009     Sri Lanka Inst Info Tech  Semester 1           Y                 
    2009     Sri Lanka Inst Info Tech  Semester 2           Y                 

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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