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About the course

In our computer systems degree, you’ll find a major focus on industry engagement. In partnership with IT industry giants such as Cisco, VMware and Microsoft, we deliver a course based on current and future industry requirements. 

In this information technology degree, you will learn:

  • cyber security
  • cloud computing
  • virtualisation
  • system administration
  • network administration
  • Internet of Things

Gain hands-on, practical experience using real equipment as well as the theoretical knowledge to be productive in the workforce from day one. You’ll learn using courseware from industry academies, which can also lead to industry certifications. You’ll be ready to demonstrate your value to an employer with this evidence-based approach.

Your future career opportunities may include: 

  • security specialist
  • computer network and systems engineer
  • systems administrator
  • cloud and virtualisation engineer

The Australian Government Job Outlook site rates these as job areas expected to grow strongly to very strongly to 2023. High profile companies such as Telstra, IBM, NAB and Dimension Data have employed our recent graduates.

The degree has professional accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Full time: 3 years or part time equivalent

Delivery is face to face with classes scheduled on weekdays.

After successfully completing the first year, you will be eligible for the Diploma of Computer Systems if you are unable to continue studying for the Bachelor degree.

After successfully completing the first and second year of the Bachelor of Computer Systems, you will be eligible for the Associate Degree of Computer Systems.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career & Learning Outcomes


After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities such as:

  • cyber security engineer
  • cyber security analyst
  • computer networking engineer
  • internet/intranet network administrator
  • network analyst
  • network design engineer
  • network capacity planner
  • network solutions architect
  • data centre engineer
  • data centre administrator
  • systems administrator
  • systems engineer
  • systems analyst

Some of our graduates have been employed by high profile companies such as IBM, NAB, Telstra and Dimension Data.

Australian Government Jobs Outlook service predicts strong growth for Systems Administrators to 2022 with 24,000 positions expected to be available between 2017 and 2022. Over the same period there will be an expected 10,000 jobs for Network Administrators. The current and future demand for Cyber Security administrators is off the scale!

Graduates will:

  • gain a solid background of technical skills and knowledge that will allow them to be employed as graduate professionals in Information and Communications Technology industries. This technical knowledge and skill is accompanied by a comparative and conceptual framework that supports the acquisition of new and emerging technologies. The knowledge is based on the Computing Professional level of the Australian Computer Society Core Body of Knowledge
  • critically engage with the core body of knowledge to analyse, comprehend and synthesise new information, concepts and evidence
  • analyse, design and troubleshoot complex systems, with a particular focus on network, security or data centre issues
  • analyse a complex situation and propose and implement novel solutions requiring professional judgement
  • apply communications and relationships skills and knowledge needed by professionals in corporate settings
  • solve both routine and complex problems in the context of professional practice and/or scholarship
  • create, select, adapt and apply appropriate knowledge, techniques, resources, and advanced computing tools to complex computing activities, with an understanding of parameters
  • investigate, assess and critically evaluate new technologies, applying technical, ethical and business criteria
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Entry Requirements


Applicants with Higher Education study

Applicants who have completed some of a higher education course, either at non-university higher education providers or university, are welcome to apply. 

Applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute can apply for advanced credits. All applications for advanced credits are assessed on an individual basis and are granted for subjects where the content and learning outcomes has been demonstrated through your completion of subjects.

Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

 

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants who have completed a VET course of study (a VET Certificate IV course as minimum) with ICT field of study focus at a public TAFE or other VET provider either recently or some time ago are welcome to apply. You may receive advanced credits for relevant subjects on the basis of your diploma studies.

Applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute can apply for Advanced Credits.  All applications for Advanced Credits are assessed on an individual basis and are granted for subjects where the content and learning outcomes has been demonstrated through your completion of subjects in your prior course.

Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

 

Applicants with recent secondary education

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is based primarily on completion of Year 12 undertaken at school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider (this includes both Australian or overseas equivalent) that was completed (or will be) in the current year or within the previous two years.

You can apply to study with us through direct entry if you have:

  • successfully completed VCE, with a study score of at least 20 in Maths (any) and 20 in English (any).
  • Additional consideration will be given for achievement in physics, chemistry, systems and technology, technological design and development and/or mathematics methods.

Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

 

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. applicants who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education.  This includes mature age entry, professional experience, community involvement or work experience. 

Applicants are required to present evidence of current employment or experience in the ICT industry together with evidence of your ability to meet the demands of the program.

Interview: All applicants will be interviewed. You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

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VTAC application and direct entry available

Applicants completing secondary education (Year 12) or equivalent must: 

All other applicants must:

  • book an interview (via Apply Now above)

Application dates: January and June

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation


Successful completion will enable you to pursue higher education programs at other tertiary organisations.

We have established articulation pathways to Honours and Masters programs at several Australian universities. Please contact us for more details.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

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Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Full Tuition Fee $15,096.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material FeesNo materials fee applies
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure


You will complete 19 core subjects and choose 5 electives to make a major stream (cyber security, networking or cloud and virtualisation)

  • ICT223 Operating Systems 1
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject is targeted towards the Microsoft "Windows Server 2012R2" certification. This subject examines the structure and function of a Server based Operating System and includes managing accounts and resources, maintaining servers, monitor server performance, and safeguarding data. Students will plan, implement, and troubleshoot a Directory Service infrastructure which centralizes control of network services, stores objects securely in a logical structure and optimizes network traffic. Students will consolidate these concepts with hands on laboratory work.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Research Report 30% Assessment 2:Practical Skills Based Assessment 30% Assessment 3: Exam 40%

  • ICT212 Advanced Routing
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject includes Cisco Academy module CCNP "Implementing IP Routing". This subject builds on the basic routing principles considered in first year. It is designed to take students to the level of system evaluation and configuration. Students will be expected to exhibit a higher level of autonomy in designing, configuring and commissioning a medium sized network.


    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks

    Prerequisites: ICT122 Switching Principle and WAN Technologies
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Research Report 30% Assessment 2:Skills exam 30% Assessment 3: Exam 40%

  • ICT112 Networking And Routing Basics
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject includes the new Cisco Academy modules CCNA “Introduction to Networks” and “Routing and Switching Essentials”

    This subject provides students with a solid basis in networking and routing. This involves an examination of networking from the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) seven-layer model and TCP/IP perspectives. Students will learn the function and operation of appropriate equipment from each layer. Finally, given a small to medium network specification, students will perform the task of commissioning a network themselves.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Research Report 30% Assessment 2:Skills examination 30% Assessment 3:Exam 40%

  • ICT113 Computer Systems Hardware And Software
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject is an introduction to Computer systems hardware, software and architecture. Using the PC as an example of a modern computer system, it will embody all aspects of hardware construction, fault-finding and commissioning. Suitable hardware devices and associated software will be selected, installed and commissioned to meet a given set of specifications. Features of computer architecture will be discussed with particular emphasis on performance enhancement techniques. The architectural features and performance of different computer systems will be compared. Finally, parallel architectures will be introduced, which will define the direction of all modern computer architecture designs.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:In class assessment 20% Assessment 2: Research Report 30% Assessment 3:Final Exam 50%

  • ICT215 Business Management
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    In this subject two aspects of Business Management will be examined: organisational leadership and financial planning. Styles of organisational structure, strong leadership and effective management of people will also be explored. Some theoretical concepts will be introduced related to the various categories of management style and positional hierarchies of people in organisations. However, a strong emphasis will also be placed on observing and reporting on real examples in order to demonstrate the value of these concepts. The subject will also investigate principles of sound business accounting practice and financial planning and introduce various tools of financial planning and analysis, along with the reasons for their value in decision making.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:In-class assessment 10% Assessment 2:Tutorial presentation 20% Assessment 3:Tutorial presentation 20% Assessment 4: Major project 50%

  • ICT213 Multi-User Operating Systems Administration
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject is targeted towards Linux Professional Institute certification. This subject introduces students to the technical and administrative challenges of centrally controlling a multi-user network. The Unix environment will be introduced, along with such concepts as multitasking, security, print management and data backup. The technical aspects of installation and maintenance will also be discussed.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: ICT113 Computer Systems Hardware and Software
    Assessment: Assessment 1:In-class assessment 20% Assessment 2:Practical assignments 40% Assessment 3: Exam 40%

  • ICT122 Switching Principles And Wan Technologies
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject includes the new Cisco Academy modules CCNA “Scaling Networks” and “Connecting Networks”.

    This subject examines the principles of switching, common routing and wide area network (WAN) technologies. The students will examine the fundamentals of switched network design, especially the use of trunking and Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), culminating in a network design involving configuration and commissioning the network. Students will then examine principles of scaling IP address and current WAN technologies.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Research Report 30% Assessment 2:Skills examination 30% Assessment 3: Exam 40%

  • ICT115 Object-Oriented Design And Programming
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    This subject provides students with an introduction to computer programming. It is assumed that students have little or no previous programming background. The basic concepts will be covered including data types, selection, iteration, input/output, file handling and arrays.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1: In class assessment 25% Assessment 2:Project Presentation 35% Assessment 3: Final Examination 40%

  • ICT118 Database And Information Retrieval
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    The unit intends to introduce students to the concept of the database as a repository of organisational information, and to the technical requirements of database management. The unit will use the relational model of data as it is the model most commonly used in database products. The unit will show students how to design databases from business requirements and how to create and populate database tables, modify table contents and interrogate them in order to report the organisational information held within the database. The syntax of the required SQL language statements will be taught.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Date modelling assignment 20% Assessment 2: Create a database 20% Assessment 3: Essay explaining ethical issues 10% Assessment 4:Exam 50%

  • ICT218 Internet Technologies
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    Introduction, history and overview of the internet: organisation and management, intranet, extranet, internet services. WWW publishing: application of HTML, XHTML, dynamic HTML, HTML5 CSS, CSS3 and XML, comparison of different kinds of web page design styles. Graphics and Style for the WWW. Using Integrated Development Environments for Web Development

    Introduction to server-side and client-side applications: programming languages and interfaces, practical application of such technologies using OO techniques. Impact of the internet: social, cultural, legal and ethical issues. JavaScript, JQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, PHP OO programming, Java Server-side Development.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:In-class assessment 15% Assessment 2:Assignment 1 25% Assessment 3:Assignment 2 30% Assessment 4:Exam 30%

  • ICT117 Systems Analysis And Design
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    Systems Analysis and Design (SAD) are the two fundamental investigation and planning activities associated with the development of computer-based information systems. They constitute the major investigative and planning activities that are undertaken by the IT professional before and during the software development stage of the information system development lifecycle. This subject is intended to introduce the student to the activities of Systems Analysis and Design, and to the professional roles involved in the Systems Development Life Cycle, particularly the role of Systems Analyst.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1: In-class assessment 20% Assessment 2:Individual - Abstract modelling assignment 30% Assessment 3: Exam 50%

  • ICT219 Network Security
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject includes Cisco Academy module CCNA "Security". This subject serves as an introduction to the problems posed by data security in networked computer systems. The vulnerability of these systems to malicious activity will firstly be considered. This will follow on to the various technical methodologies and management policies designed to protect systems from such activity. The emphasis will be on higher level activities such as policy decisions and network configuration. Students will be exposed to advanced techniques in network security and will consolidate these with laboratory and assignment work.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: ICT122 Switching Principles and WAN Technologies
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Reserach Report 30% Assessment 2:Skills exam 30% Assessment 3:Exam 40%

  • ICT224 Enterprise Virtualisation
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject includes VMWare Academy courseware. This subject provides students with knowledge and skills in the different techniques of virtualisation and how these can be applied in an enterprise environment involving data centres and cloud systems.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: ICT213 Multi-user Operating Systems
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Reserach Report 30% Assessment 2:Skills Examination 30% Assessment 3:Exam 40%

  • ICT119 Introduction To Cloud Computing
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    This subject covers fundamental cloud computing topics as they pertain to both technology and business considerations. It covers Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Delivery Models. Public, private, hybrid and community clouds are considered. External issues such as service level agreements, privacy, security and legal requirements are addressed.

    The subject includes vendor-independent courseware. It also includes a practical component based on vendor-specific cloud frameworks such as Google or Amazon clouds.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:In-class assessment 20% Assessment 2:Research Report 30% Assessment 3: Final Exam 50%

  • ICT216 Wireless Technologies
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    Cisco Wireless Certification. As technology continues to evolve, wireless technologies are finding their way to the forefront of networking solutions to business requirements. This clearly indicates the progression from a fixed wired type of connectivity to a more fluid, mobile workforce that can work when, where, and how they want. This subject deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of wireless technologies. The CCNA Wireless curriculum includes information and practice activities to prepare students for configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting basic tasks of a Cisco WLAN in Small and Medium Business and Enterprise networks. After completing the subject, students should have the associate-level knowledge and skills to configure, implement and support of wireless LANs, specifically those networks using Cisco equipment. They are also able to support a basic wireless network on a Cisco WLAN in a SMB to enterprise network.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: ICT122 Switching Principles and WAN Technologies
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Reserach Report 20% Assessment 2:Practical exam 50% Assessment 3:Theory Exam 25%

  • ICT226 Information Storage And Management
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject explores the various concepts of modern information storage and management infrastructure in classic, virtualised and cloud environments. Students will develop relevant knowledge and skills to identify various physical and logical components of storage systems and their behaviour, which is critical for successful design of storage infrastructure. They will also evaluate security and management requirements and solutions for storage infrastructure to achieve business objectives and service levels. It includes courseware form EMC and NetApp.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:In-class assessment 20% Assessment 2:Reserach Report 30% Assessment 3:Final Exam 50%

  • ICT230 Network Security
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject includes Cisco Academy module CCNA "Security". This subject serves as an introduction to the problems posed by data security in networked computer systems. The vulnerability of these systems to malicious activity will firstly be considered. This will follow on to the various technical methodologies and management policies designed to protect systems from such activity. The emphasis will be on higher level activities such as policy decisions and network configuration. Students will be exposed to advanced techniques in network security and will consolidate these with laboratory and assignment work.
    Prerequisites: ICT122 Switching Principles and WAN Technologies
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Research Report 30% Assessment 2:Skills exam 30% Assessment 3:Exam 40%

  • ICT220 Basic System Security
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    Common Cyber Security attacks involve weaknesses and exploits in operating systems and services such as web servers and databases. This subject looks at typical problems with configuration and deployment of these systems and considers how to harden them against attack. Detection and response systems such as intrusion detection and computer forensics are also covered.Security controls and their use in managing risk are considered.


    Prerequisites: Object-Oriented Design and Programming (ICT115); Overview of Cyber Security (ICT211)
    Assessment: Report on penetration testing of small system: 30%; Report on hardening of small system : 30%; Final exam:40%

  • ICT337 Advanced System Security
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    The Cyber Security threat space is continually changing, with new vulnerabilities and threats discovered on an almost daily basis. Both proactive and reactive responses are needed, and continual assessments of the risk profile of an enterprise need to be made. This subject considers the scope of current threats, how to manage them, and how to monitor and respond to new threats. For example, it may include current threats such as IoT botnets, or emerging threats such as flaws in speculative execution in computer chips. The emphasis is on developing skills and knowledge to stay abreast of current, new and developing threats, how to assess risk and how to deal with the threats.


    Prerequisites: Basic System Security (ICT220)
    Assessment: Individual presentation on current threats : 30%; Report on new threat vectors:30%; Final exam : 40%

  • ICT338 Cyber Security Design Project
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject builds on the concepts of Cyber Security covered in the subject Overview of Cyber Security. It includes implementation of various cyber security techniques to protect enterprise networks, operating systems, databases, servers, mobile and IoT devices. Additional measures to control network access, intrusion and prevention. It also includes various methods to investigate the trail of a cyberattack and efficient strategies to prevent successful attacks.  


    Prerequisites: Overview of Cyber Security (ICT211)
    Assessment: Individual tutorial presentation on topic relevant to course content: 30%; Individual tutorial presentation on topic relevant to course content: 30%; Major project Describe, analyse and make recommendations for security policy and implementation for a medium size a company : 40%

  • ICT339 Computer Forensics
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject introduces students to computer crime, forensic techniques, digital evidence and retrieval of information. Students will learn the principles and techniques for digital forensics investigation and the spectrum of available computer forensics tools.The subject covers the Australian legal framework for forensic evidence, specific forensics techniques such as memory forensics, disc forensics, network forensics, device forensics, stealth techniques, anti-forensics, and managing log files, and professional forensic practice (including chain of custody, records), and managing log files.  


    Prerequisites: Overview of Cyber Security (ICT211)
    Assessment: Investigation report into a current forensics topic : 30%; Case investigation and recommendation report: 30%; Final exam: 40%

  • ICT211 Overview Of Cyber Security
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject gives an overview of the principal areas of Cyber Security. It covers the seven domains of common cyber security overviews such as the (ISC)² SSCP qualification, and is aligned with that qualification. The areas covered include Cyber Security analysis, controls and operations, various threats and how to counter and protect against them and how to respond to successful attacks. 


    Assessment: Individual presentation on current Cyber Security issues: 20%; Report on security assessment of small system: 30%; Skills exam: 10%; Final examination (: 40%

  • ICT318 Strategic Project Management
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    This subject is designed to provide the knowledge and understanding needed as a foundation for working on, initiating and managing organisational projects. The PRINCE2™ project management method is used as the framework for introducing project management as a process. The principles and themes of the method are explained. The staged nature of projects, and the processes within stages are explained. Some characteristic techniques that have application in the project management processes are presented such as Cost Benefit Analysis, CPM, Gantt Charts and Risk Analysis.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Business case for project 20% Assessment 2:Project Initiation Documentation for project 20% Assessment 3: Project Portfolio 60%

  • ICT312 Multilayer Switching
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject includes Cisco Academy module CCNP "Implementing IP Switching". This subject builds on the concepts of routing and remote access introduced in second year. A strong emphasis will be placed on practical work to enhance these concepts. Students will be exposed to the challenge of designing and implementing a multilayer switching design local area network.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Prerequisites: ICT122 Switching Principles and WAN Technologies
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Research Report 30% Assessment 2: Skills exam 30% Assessment 3: Exam 40%

  • ICT315 Entrepreneurship And Innovation
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    This unit provides students with an understanding of entrepreneurship, innovation and new venture management. Students will learn how to leverage business management knowledge and use it successfully in entrepreneurial ventures.  A key focus will be the development of enterprising and entrepreneurial attitudes, skills and behaviours to ensure the effective establishment of management and work, regardless of the organisational context.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Prerequisites: ICT223 Operating Systems 1
    Assessment: Assessment 1:In-class assessment 10% Assessment 2:Tutorial presentation 20% Assessment 3:Tutorial presentation 20% Assessment 4:Major project 50%

  • ICT319 Network Design Project
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    After completion of this subject, students will gain skill and knowledge necessary to design small and medium-sized computer network including LAN, WAN and wireless network. Student will also learn to transform their technical skill into real life scenario by working on a project involving network design.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Prerequisites: ICT216 Wireless Technologies
    Assessment: Assessment 1:In-class assessment 25% Assessment 2:Design reports 50% Assessment 3:Exam 25%

  • ICT320 Computer Systems Project
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject provides students with an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and practical skills learned during the course. Each student will undertake an ICT-based project. The aim of the project will be to develop a new ICT product or enhance an existing system. Each project will go through the various system development life cycle stages including project planning, design, implementation and testing. Students will present their project outcomes and demonstrate working of the project during a seminar arranged by a project coordinator at the end of the semester.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Prerequisites: ICT318 Strategic Project Management
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Project planning and design 25% Assessment 2:Project progress tracking 15% Assessment 3:Project presentation and demonstration 15% Assessment 4: Final Project Report 45%

  • ICT321 Emerging Technologies
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    This subject is designed to keep students abreast of current trends and potential future changes in technology. A selection of technologies will be discussed, along with the reasons for their emergence and/or their potential to transform the current technology market. It is envisaged that this subject will be where new technologies will be explored.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Prerequisites: ICT212 Advanced Routing ICT213 Multi user Operating Systems ICT218 Internet Technologies
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Write a critical report on an emerging technology in the Information Technology area 20% Assessment 2:Write a critical report on an emerging technology in IT, science or an engineering area 20% Assessment 3: Four presentations 60%

  • ICT322 Internetworking Troubleshooting
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject introduces the students to effective techniques in finding and solving problems within a medium sized WAN and LAN network design. Various debugging methodologies, diagnosis tools and documentation techniques will be introduced in lectures and consolidated with the use of case studies, real examples and short tests.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Research Report 30% Assessment 2:Skills exam 30% Assessment 3:Exams 40%

  • ICT332 Data Centre Design
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    This subject builds on the concept of designing a modern data centre. It includes implementation of various virtualisation techniques to reduce required physical equipment, and network and storage consolidation. Additional measures to reduce power consumption and provide effective cooling systems will be discussed to design an energy-efficient data centre. Finally, all other aspects of data centre design including consideration for growth, flexibility, security, business continuity, interconnection technologies, location and optimisation will be considered.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:In-class assessment 20% Assessment 2:Research Report 1 30% Assessment 3:Research Report 2 30% Assessment 4: Final Exam 20%

  • ICT333 Desktop Virtualisation
    6.0 points

    78.0 hours

    This subject includes Citrix courseware.

    This subject explores the various components of desktop and application virtualization environments. For desktop virtualization this includes desktop virtualization issues; VDI (virtualized desktop infrastructure; streaming desktop technologies; and possible desktop client solutions. For application virtualization this includes AVI (application virtualization infrastructure); server role in application delivery; and publishing applications and content to users. Integration of these into an optimised environment is considered along with issues such as load management and security.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 4 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Project Report 35% Assessment 2:Presentation 15% Assessment 3:Final Exam 50%

  • ICT335 Internet Of Things
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    This subject is designed to facilitate a practical and theoretical examination of the Internet of Things. We will study the Internet of Things, its application, technologies and how it may impact the future. Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks Assessment 1: Lab Journal 40% Assessment 2: Discussion Forums 10% Assessment 3: Research Report 25% Assessment 4: Exam 25%

  • ICT336 Network Virtualisation
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    This subject deals with the issues of managing a Virtualised Network environment. This includes many new network concepts. Examples are Software Defined Networks, Northbound and Southbound interfaces, SDN Controllers, Openflow, NSX Virtualised Network Platform, Network Virtualisation and Network Function Virtualisation. Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks
    Assessment: Assessment 1:Research Report 35% Assessment 2:Presentation 15% Assessment 3:Final Exam 50%


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  • ICT114 Mathematics For Computing
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    The aim of this subject is to equip students with a set of fundamental mathematical skills, which will allow them to better comprehend the technical concepts encountered throughout the course. Students will firstly be introduced to analytical techniques applicable to hardware applications, such as statistics and queuing theory. This will follow on to numerical methods applicable to software applications, error analysis and topology.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture and 2 hours practical x 13 weeks


    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1: In class assessment 20% Assessment 2:Problem Solving - Statistics and Probability 20% Assessment 3:Problem Solving 20% Assessment 4:Exam 40%


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Admissions Data & Indicative Enrolments


Applicant background

Semester one / Full year intake - 2019

Number of students

% of all students

(A) Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)

0

0%

(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study

0

0%

(C) Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)

0

0%

(D) Recent secondary education:

Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

NA

NA

Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

NA NA

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

0 0%

International students

36

100%

All students

36

100%

Notes:

  • <5 - less than 5 students
  • NA - students not accepted in this category
  • NP - not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

We expect to enrol between 60 and 100 students.

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