Masters in Networking at Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: 301-350
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Intake: Feb and July
  • Location: Sydney
  • Times Higher Education World University Ranking - Engineering & Technology: 46
  • Tuition fee per year: AUD$ 33,600 (Total tuition cost: AUD$ 67,200)

Admission requirements and eligibility criteria:

Students require a recognised Bachelors degree or a recognised equivalent with a GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.0

English language requirement: IELTS / TOEFL / PTE scores:

IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 and at least 6.0 in each of the individual bands or

TOEFL paper-based (PBT): A minimum overall score of 570 with a minimum of 53 in Listening, 52 in Reading, 59 in Structure/Written Expression and at least 4.5 in TWE (Test of Written English) or

TOEFL internet based (iBT): 83 overall with 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing and 18 in Speaking or

PTE Academic: (Pearson Test of English): An overall score of 64 with a minimum of 57 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Course structure / Subjects that will be covered:

Students need to complete 40 credit points from the following for the 'Internetworking and Cyber Security' specialisation:

  • 800 level (At least 24 credit points from these units / subjects)
  • Distributed Systems (Required)
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Networks (Required)
  • Network System Design (Required)
  • Mobile Data Networks (Required)
  • Advanced System and Network Security (Required)
  • Security Technologies and Forensic Analysis (Required)
  • Additional level (Choose 16 credit points from the following units / subjects)
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Cryptography and Information Security
  • Data Communication
  • Web Technology
  • Systems Programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Foundation Topic in Computing
  • Credit points
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • -
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4

Do note that 'Internetworking and Cyber Security' is offered as a specialisation under the 'Master of Information Technology' degree and students also have to complete the general requirements for the 'Master of Information Technology' degree which are mentioned below in order to successfully graduate.

  • 800 level or above
  • Information Technology Project (Required)
  • Special Topic in Information Technology (Required)
  • Choose 16 credit points from the following units / subjects
  • Systems Engineering Process
  • Web Data Technologies
  • Web Applications
  • Enterprise Application Integration
  • Web Services
  • Information Systems Project and Risk Management
  • Enterprise Management
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Security Management
  • Advanced Database Applications Development
  • Information Systems Design and Management
  • E-Business Marketing
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Content Management for Print and Online Delivery
  • Interactive Communication
  • Electronic Commerce Strategy
  • Business Project Management
  • Object Oriented Technology (not offered in 2015; next offering still to be decided)
  • Requirements Engineering (not offered in 2015; next offering still to be decided)
  • Agile Programming (not offered in 2015; next offering still to be decided)
  • Mobile Programming and Embedded Systems (not offered in 2015; next offering still to be decided)
  • System Administration (not offered in 2015; next offering still to be decided)
  • Data Mining and Business Intelligence (not offered in 2015; next offering still to be decided)
  • Machine Learning (not offered in 2015; next offering still to be decided)
  • Big Data Technologies (not offered in 2015; next offering still to be decided)
  • Units required for the Internetworking and Cyber Security specialisation
  • Credit points
  • 4
  • 4
  • -
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 40